GILBERT, Ariz., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Infusionsoft today announced that CEO and Co-Founder, Clate Mask, was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 program in the Mountain Desert region which includes Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. 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. Mask was selected by a panel of independent judges. Awards will be presented at a special gala on Thursday, June 28th at the Seawell Ballroom in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Now in its 26th year, the Entrepreneur of the Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities, and 50 countries throughout the world.
"It's fulfilling to see the hard work of our company paying off with honors like Ernst and Young," said Mask. "I enjoy watching our thousands of customers thrive, seeing our employees grow professionally, and every now and then it's humbling to get a pat on the back. Just being named a finalist, alongside the others in this category, is a thrill."
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012. 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.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In the Mountain Desert region sponsors include Faegre Baker Daniels, CliftonLarsonAllen, ADP, Scherzer International, The Denver Business Journal and JohnstonWells Public Relations.
Infusionsoft provides an all-in-one sales and marketing software for small businesses. Its Web-based solution helps small businesses automatically market to get more customers, grow sales and save time. The privately held, five-time Inc. 500/5000 company is based in Gilbert, Ariz. and is funded by Mohr Davidow Ventures and vSpring Capital. For more information, visit www.infusionsoft.com.
About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
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