June 23, 2014
Award recognizes entrepreneurial excellence in Technology and Biotechnology category
McLean, Virginia, June 23, 2014 – EY today announced that Randy Brouckman, CEO of EdgeConneX, specializing in hosting content at the edge of the network, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Technology and Biotechnology category in Greater Washington. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Brouckman was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.
An industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Brouckman has served as CEO of EdgeConneX since 2010. Throughout his tenure, he has maintained exceptional performance, plotting the company’s strategic course and guiding the team toward the endless pursuit of delivering innovative and successful communication infrastructure and digital solutions. Prior to EdgeConneX, Mr. Brouckman served as CTO, COO and CEO at several successful public and private enterprises including Wade Capital Group, BSG Clearing Solutions, Telispark, Wireless World Solutions, and Iridium.
“I am honored and humbled to be recognized amongst top technology leaders by one of the world’s most prestigious business award programs for entrepreneurs,” says Mr. Brouckman. “However, EdgeConneX successes can be attributed to the exceptional team we have in place. Together, we created a new data center model that dramatically improves the experience of digital content received via the Internet. Whether you view content on a computer, tablet or phone, over Ethernet or wireless spectrum – we make it faster and more reliable.”
Now in its 28th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2013 winner Hamid Moghadam, CEO and Chairman of Prologis.
As a Greater Washington award winner, Mr. Brouckman is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
In Greater Washington, regional sponsors include CohnReznick, Pillsbury, PNC and the Washington Business Journal. Receptions are sponsored by Cassidy Turley, Lockton and SolomonEdwards.
Headquartered in Virginia and operating a national infrastructure with a best-in-class Field Operations team, EdgeConneX® provides space, power and connectivity for content, network, colocation, CDNs and service providers, as well as wireless carriers, telecommunications companies, and commercial property owners. EdgeConneX infrastructure solutions create a new edge for traditional networks offering superior performance and economics. Our purpose-built Meet You Points® optimize delivery of data at network-critical locations closest to the end-user. For more information, please visit edgeconnex.com.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY 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 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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