Confio Founder and CEO Matt Larson Selected as Finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
BOULDER, Colo. - May 14, 2012 - Today Confio Software announced that company founder and CEO Matt Larson 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. A panel of independent judges selected Mr. Larson based on his expertise and business acumen.
Now in its 26th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries throughout the world. 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.
Confio has experienced significant growth since its creation in 2002, making it one of the database industry's most successful software vendors, offering performance management tools for Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, VMware. In addition to numerous awards for its flagship product, Ignite, Confio has been recognized for its performance and impact on Colorado's economy, including being named one of Colorado's Companies to Watch in 2011.
"I'm honored to be selected as a finalist, but feel that the credit for this award goes to the entire Confio team, not just me," said Larson. "We've been successful by elevating our relationship with our customers from software vendor to trusted partner. We couldn't do that without the amazing talent and experience of everyone who's help make Confio what it is today."
For more information about Confio's solutions for DBAs, please visit www.confio.com.
About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young 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.
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.
About Confio Software
Confio Software develops database performance solution for DBAs, IT managers, and database developers, for both physical and virtual server environments. Confio's flagship product, Ignite8, helps eliminate bottlenecks, speed problem resolution, and reduce the cost of operations for SQL Server, Oracle, DB2 and Sybase databases and VMware servers. Since the company's founding in 2002, Confio products are developed and supported from the Boulder, CO headquarters. For more information visit www.confio.com.
Four Corners Communications for Confio