Merced Systems’ CEO and Co-Founder Matt Glickman Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Northern California Award Semifinalist

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Glickman Joins Prestigious List of Semifinalists Announced by Ernst & Young This Week

Matt Glickman, CEO and co-founder, Merced Systems

It is an incredible honor to be recognized by such an esteemed organization as Ernst & Young and join a prominent group of entrepreneurs who have made their way to the semifinalist list. I am flattered to be in such well regarded company - Matt Glickman

Merced Systems, Inc., the leading provider of Performance Management solutions that drive business execution in Sales and Service functions, today announced that CEO and co-founder Matt Glickman has been selected as a semifinalist for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Northern California Award. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Glickman was selected as a semifinalist from nearly 165 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 25, 2011 at The Fairmont San Jose.

Glickman noted, “It is an incredible honor to be recognized by such an esteemed organization as Ernst & Young and join a prominent group of entrepreneurs who have made their way to the semifinalist list. I am flattered to be in such well regarded company.”

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies, which will be held November 9–13, 2011.

Sponsors
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor.

In Northern California, sponsors include Manpower, SAP, The Big Picture Film and Video Arts Inc, Smart Business, ADP, RoseRyan, Scherzer International, and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

About Merced Systems
Merced Systems is the leading provider of Performance Management solutions that drive business execution in Sales and Service functions. Merced Systems’ performance management solutions help drive sales effectiveness, superior customer experience and operating efficiency across a range of vertical industries. Merced System’ award-winning products serve Global 2000 customers, and include advanced analytics and reporting, incentive compensation management, coaching, and other performance execution applications. With a strong track record of growth and delivering business impact to its customers, Merced Systems has been profitable for the past eight years. Merced Systems is a privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley and London, with major customers in more than 20 countries worldwide. For more information on Merced Systems, please visit http://www.mercedsystems.com.

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.

About the Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 141,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.

Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited operating in the US. For more information about our organization, please visit http://www.ey.com.

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