Latisys CEO Pete Stevenson Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Mountain Desert Award Semifinalist

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Executive honored for leadership, vision and commitment to the business and community

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It is a tremendous honor to be considered alongside such esteemed executives and entrepreneurs for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Regional Award program

Latisys today announced that CEO Pete Stevenson is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Mountain Desert Award semifinalist. 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. Finalists and award winners will be honored at a special gala event on June 16, 2011 at the Seawell Ballroom in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Latisys is a leading provider of colocation, managed hosting, managed services and disaster recovery solutions to medium-sized businesses, enterprise customers and government agencies. Since the firm’s inception, Stevenson has been instrumental in driving strategic growth organically and through acquisition, enabling Latisys to enter 2011 with a 3-year growth rate exceeding 100 percent, 1,000 enterprise customers and a national footprint of state-of-the-art data center facilities across all four U.S. time zones.

“It is a tremendous honor to be considered alongside such esteemed executives and entrepreneurs for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Regional Award program,” said Pete Stevenson, chief executive officer, Latisys. “At Latisys we share Ernst & Young’s mission of encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit to thrive, and that has helped our firm succeed and grow into one of the nation’s leading providers of data center colocation and managed services.”

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.

About Latisys
Latisys is a leading national provider of colocation, managed hosting, managed services and disaster recovery solutions to medium-sized businesses, enterprise customers and government agencies. With a heritage serving business customers since 1994, and multiple high-density, SAS70 Type II compliant data centers across the United States, Latisys offers scalable outsourced IT infrastructure management solutions that provide customers what they need, when they need it. The firm’s new, state-of-the-art Tier III data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia compliments existing facility operations in Chicago, Denver and Irvine, California. As a data center-centric company, Latisys is quickly becoming the hosting and colocation company of choice for companies that demand more from their IT infrastructure partner. All while optimizing clients' return on investment. All while 'delivering more_'. Call 1-866-956-9594 or visit http://www.latisys.com for additional information.

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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