3Cinteractive® CEO John Duffy Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Florida Award Finalist

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Leading mobile platform company founder, John Duffy named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Florida Award finalist.

John Duffy, Founder and CEO, 3Cinteractive

3Cinteractive®, a provider of cloud-based mobile software and services for the Fortune 1000, is proud to announce that John Duffy, the company’s founder and CEO, is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Florida Award finalist.

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. Duffy was selected as a finalist from nearly 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award recipients will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 16 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampioinsGate.

John Duffy is a serial entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in communications and payment processing. Prior to founding 3Ci, Duffy built several successful companies in a broad section of industries. As founder and CEO of 3Cinteractive, Duffy is responsible for setting corporate strategy, driving revenue, and helping maintain the company's key relationships with customers and vendors.

Under Duffy’s leadership, 3Ci was ranked 28th on the 2010 Inc. 500 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S. with three year revenue growth of 6,844%. 3Ci has also been recognized as the Fastest Growing Technology Company in South Florida and one of the Best Places to Work by the South Florida Business Journal. Duffy was also recently named one of Palm Beach County’s Ultimate CEOs.

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

About 3Cinteractive
3Cinteractive® (http://www.3Cinteractive.com) provides integrated mobile software and services that help businesses communicate with consumers on their mobile device. Our mobile business solutions improve efficiencies by extending operational and CRM processes to the mobile channel. 3Ci’s cloud-based mobile platform – Switchblade™ – allows businesses to deliver mobile solutions on any handset or carrier, using integrated mobile technologies such as messaging, voice, mWeb and smartphone apps. And our XaaS services suite makes it easy for businesses to deploy and maintain effective mobile business solutions. 3Ci is an active member of the CTIA and Mobile Marketing Association and is listed as one of the top ASPs by the Common Short Code Administration. 3Ci also recently ranked 28th on the 2010 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S.

About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year
Ernst & Young’s 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.

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