CosmoCom CEO, Ari Sonesh, Named Finalist for 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

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Head of leading unified customer communications software developer recognized as industry pioneer.

CosmoCom, the global leader in Unified Customer Communications, today announced that CEO Ari Sonesh was named a finalist in the Technology category of the Ernst & Young 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Metro New York and New Jersey region. Ernst & Young, a global leader in professional services, recognized Sonesh for his role in building CosmoCom into a leader in providing software for Unified Customer Communications.

The award ceremony, a gala black tie affair, celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of the finalists. When Ari Sonesh started CosmoCom in 1996, he had a vision of unified communications in the call center, an office in his garage, and his personal savings. Ten years later, under Sonesh’s leadership, CosmoCom has become a global leader in providing an all-IP platform for contact centers used by the world’s largest telecoms and enterprises.

“This recognition by Ernst & Young is a tribute to the entire CosmoCom team,” said Sonesh, “and another validation of our vision for Unified Customer Communications.”

Sonesh was selected by an independent panel of judges comprised of local business, academic and community leaders and announced at a black tie awards gala emceed by former Saturday Night Live regular, Joe Piscopo, on June 28, 2008 at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, New York City.

About the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards

The Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) awards program was created and is produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. The program honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programs in over 100 cities and 35 countries.

About Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young, a global leader in professional services, is committed to restoring the public's trust in professional services firms and in the quality of financial reporting. Its 107,000 people in 140 countries pursue the highest levels of integrity, quality, and professionalism in providing a range of sophisticated services centered on our core competencies of auditing, accounting, tax, and transactions. Further information about Ernst & Young and its approach to a variety of business issues can be found at 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 Global Limited does not provide services to clients.

About CosmoCom

CosmoCom, the global leader in Unified Customer Communications, is revolutionizing the whole range of business/customer interactions, not just in formal call centers, but for all information workers. Its technology improves customer service and increases revenue while reducing cost by supporting many independent virtual contact centers on one all-IP platform that integrates easily with other VoIP network components and with the Information Technology environment. Organizations can obtain the full benefits of this technology by deploying it themselves or by working with a network service provider that hosts it on a dedicated or shared-platform basis. CosmoCom is the most-selected provider of hosted contact center platforms to top-tier telcos worldwide. Its multi-tenant platform, CosmoCall Universe, is a Contact Center On-Demand (CCOD) system designed to unify all communication channels and all major contact center functions. CosmoCom customers include service providers such as BT, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, Telefonica, NTT, VSNL, PLDT, Verizon Business, and many others, as well as Fortune-class enterprises throughout the world. For more information, please visit

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