TAMPA, Fla., June 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ConnectWise, developer of the leading business management platform designed exclusively for technology solution providers, today announced that CEO, Arnie Bellini, and COO, David Bellini, won the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year™ award for Florida in the Technology category. These coveted awards represent the world's most prestigious business recognition for entrepreneurs. The Bellini brothers were honored for growing ConnectWise into a highly-innovative, best-in-class software company, and were recognized for inspiring others with their vision, leadership, and achievement.
"I am both honored and humbled to win this year's Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award," said Arnie Bellini, CEO of ConnectWise. "Our efforts to innovate, excite and grow not only ConnectWise, but also the entire industry, have paid off. While truly an honor worth celebrating, we can't stop here. Our mission is to transform the field of technology into an engaging and inventive world, and to enable our partners to achieve new levels of profitability and success. I am more eager than ever to continue to uphold this mission and ensure ConnectWise is the platform of choice for technology solution providers all over the world."
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 motivate others through leadership and resolve. The Bellinis were distinguished as high-growth entrepreneurs who have demonstrated extraordinary success in areas including innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their business/community.
"The entire ConnectWise organization should feel honored by this award," said David Bellini, COO of ConnectWise. "We have strived to fulfill the company's mission, which is to enable our partners to achieve the highest levels of profitability by embracing technology and industry best practices. We will remain fully devoted to this mission and we will continue to raise the bar for our future endeavors. There's still more work to be done and we are eager to put our plans into action to continue to innovate and invigorate not only our company, but also the technology industry as a whole."
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 winners in Florida were selected from 70 nominations by a panel of judges. Winners were announced at a gala event on June 12 at the Hilton Orlando.
To learn more about ConnectWise, please visit http://www.connectwise.com/. To learn more about ConnectWise's history, including how the Bellini brothers founded the company, please visit http://www.connectwise.com/company-history.php.
Made for companies that sell, service, and support technology, ConnectWise is the #1 business management platform worldwide. Today, more than 90,000 users rely on ConnectWise to achieve greater accountability, operational efficiency, and profitability. Leveraging the cloud, 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. For more information, visit www.ConnectWise.com or call 800-671-6898.
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