DALLAS – May 15, 2013 – Masergy Communications CEO Chris MacFarland has been named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award in the Southwest Area North region. The program honors entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success and a personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
“This achievement is a testament to the passion and hard work of the entire Masergy team,” said MacFarland. “Our people are our differentiator and we relentlessly focus on the best service possible for both our customers and our partners. This people-based approach has set the stage for the accelerated growth we are experiencing today.”
MacFarland’s recognition is highlighted by his leadership at Masergy where he and his employees have revitalized the company’s position as a leading networking and cloud services provider. During his CEO tenure, MacFarland and his team have successfully led the company through an economic recession and have transformed the company into a profitable high-growth enterprise.
Masergy was founded in 2000 and pioneered one of the first global data communication networks. The company delivers a pureEthernetexperience anywhere in the world for its customers and provides service-level agreements (SLAs) that guarantee 100 percent reliability for voice, video and other critical business applications.
Ernst & YoungEntrepreneur Of The Yearfinalists were selected by a panel of independent judges from among 100 nominations. Regional award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 22, 2013 at the Sheraton Downtown Dallas Hotel. Those winners then compete at the national level where the National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner will be announced Nov. 16, 2013 in Palm Springs, Calif.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Program is in its 27th year and recognizes business leaders in more than 140 cities across 50 countries.
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About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.
Masergy provides managed, secure global network and cloud communications services to enterprises that have complex needs across multiple locations. Masergy’s integrated network and software solutions enable customers to seamlessly deploy and manage unified communications on a global basis.
Serving customers throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, Masergy leverages advanced transport technologies to deliver global Ethernet services across a native MPLS network. The company pioneered customer-control network services and the delivery of multiple services over a single network connection.
Masergy clients include global enterprises in a wide range of industries, including the financial/banking, energy, professional services, healthcare, entertainment, broadcasting, high technology and global manufacturing sectors.