ConnectWise, developer of the leading business management platform designed exclusively for technology solution providers, today announced that Arnie Bellini, CEO, and David Bellini, COO, were named 2014 Florida Finalists for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ award in the Technology category. These coveted awards represent the world's most prestigious business recognition for entrepreneurs.
"We are deeply honored to have been chosen as finalists for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award," said Arnie Bellini, CEO of ConnectWise. "We have poured every bit of effort into growing ConnectWise and achieving a superior level of innovation with a mind for generating enthusiasm for and engagement in the field of technology. I'm very proud of this company and its accomplishments and am excited to work with David and our talented ConnectWise colleagues to continue to innovate, invigorate and grow not only our company, but also the industry as a whole."
As the first and only truly global award of its kind, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, while also recognizing the contributions of those who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. The Bellini brothers were recognized as high-growth entrepreneurs who have demonstrated extraordinary success in areas including innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their business/community. Collectively, Ernst & Young Florida finalists grew their employment by 19 percent and their revenues by nearly 32 percent between 2011 and 2013.
"ConnectWise was founded on a simple mission: to leverage technology and industry best practices to enable our partners to achieve the highest levels of profitability," said David Bellini, COO of ConnectWise. "Since our inception, we have stayed true to this mission, constantly striving to reach new levels of industry innovation and advancement. Arnie and I are humbled by this recognition from E&Y, and extend the honor to all of our colleagues who each have played an important role in our company's success."
Through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and 60 countries, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award commemorates those who build, lead and grow dynamic businesses. This year's finalists in Florida were selected from 70 nominations by a panel of judges. Award winners will be announced at a gala event on June 12 at the Hilton Orlando.
Made for companies that sell, service, and support technology, ConnectWise (connectwise.com) is the #1 business management platform worldwide. Today, more than 80,000 users rely on ConnectWise to achieve greater accountability, operational efficiency, and profitability. The platform fully integrates business-process automation, help desk and customer service, sales, marketing, project management, and business analytics that dramatically streamline a company's operations. ConnectWise also gives its users access to a powerful network of ideas, experts, and solutions. A veteran in the technology services industry, ConnectWise has been the premier business management platform for technology companies for more than 15 years.