VividCortex CEO Receives Entrepreneur of the Year Award

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Baron Schwartz Recognized for Exceptional Technology Entrepreneurship in the CBIC Awards

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From a truly excellent line-up of nominees, we’re thrilled to recognize Baron as 2017’s top entrepreneur, as he’s led VividCortex in its inspiring and swift growth.

VividCortex, the database monitoring company that helps businesses improve performance, availability, and uptime, today announced that the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) has named Baron Schwartz, VividCortex founder and CEO, "Entrepreneur of the Year" at the 19th Annual CBIC Awards Gala last week.

“It’s a privilege to receive this award,” said Schwartz. “When I founded VividCortex, I chose Charlottesville for our headquarters because of the obvious advantages. We enjoy benefits like great quality of life, a top-quality research university, easy commutes, low cost of living, and a very forward-thinking community and civic leadership in general. These things are attractive to employees, and that makes Charlottesville attractive to businesses. CBIC celebrates and amplifies this culture of creativity. I owe a lot to CBIC and Charlottesville, who have supported me and our whole team from day one.”

The CBIC Awards Gala was held at the Boar’s Head Inn of Charlottesville, VA, on May 18 and hosted guests from over twenty nominated organizations, leaders in business, government, and education. Following dinner and festivities, the Council announced the winners of the Awards' nine separate categories.

“Each year, the organizations of Central Virginia continue to grow, become more ambitious, and more meaningfully engaged with our community,” said Tracey Greene, Executive Director and CBIC Awards Gala Co-Chair. “From a truly excellent line-up of nominees, we’re thrilled to recognize Baron as 2017’s top entrepreneur, as he’s led VividCortex in its inspiring and swift growth. CBIC has been celebrating local talent and excellence for nearly twenty years—community members such as Baron make us more excited than ever for the future of this region.”

A complete list of the 2017 CBIC Award nominees and winners is available here.

About VividCortex:
VividCortex is the best way to improve your database performance, efficiency, and uptime. It is a secure, cloud-hosted platform that eliminates your most critical visibility gap, providing deep insights into production database workload and query performance. VividCortex’s patented algorithms measure the performance and resource consumption of every statement and transaction. It delves deeper than traditional monitoring solutions, which focus on vanity metrics and only capture a superficial, app-centric view. Industry-leading companies like Etsy, King, and GitHub use VividCortex to innovate with confidence, visualizing, anticipating, and fixing database performance problems before they impact customers. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter, @VividCortex.

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