TAMPA, Fla., May 1, 2017 — EY today announced that Brian Murphy, CEO and founder of ReliaQuest, is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in Florida. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Murphy was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a gala on June 23 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.
“It is an honor to have been nominated and selected as a finalist for this prestigious award,” Murphy said. “Not only do the team members at ReliaQuest have world-class talent and experience, but their attitude, energy, and effort is the driving force to our success as an organization. It is impressive to see what you can accomplish when you combine those qualities with an exceptional customer base and a rapidly evolving industry. I truly believe we are just getting warmed up at ReliaQuest, and I am excited for the future.”
Under Murphy’s leadership, ReliaQuest took an inflexible, outsourced IT security model and created a fully customized solution through co-management. Since its founding in 2007, ReliaQuest has grown into one of the leading providers of co-management for some of the most recognizable corporations in the world. ReliaQuest serves a growing number of customers from the company’s two Security Operations Centers – at its headquarters in Tampa, FL, and at its second location in Las Vegas, NV. Its success has been recognized by industry analysts, technology providers, independent news publications, higher education partners, and state and federal government entities, including the Governor of the State of Florida and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Now in its 31st year, EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum™, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP in the US, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In Florida, sponsors also include PNC Bank and Vaco.
ReliaQuest advances the delivery, reliability and outcomes of IT security. Founded in 2007 and serving Fortune 2000 enterprises across diverse industries, ReliaQuest is a leading provider of co-managed IT security solutions. Through co-management, ReliaQuest helps its customers better understand the security threats facing their organization, enabling them to continuously evolve their security platforms to stay ahead of the curve. The company takes a collaborative approach to develop customized solutions based on each organization’s risk profile and business goals, while leveraging their existing investments in security hardware and software. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, ReliaQuest provides Incident Response, Security Engineering, Security Analytics and Threat Management solutions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from Security Operations Centers in both Tampa and Las Vegas, NV.
ReliaQuest was awarded IBM’s Global Security Excellence in Managed Services in 2017. Its security model has been cited by industry experts as the emerging standard for large and complex healthcare, financial and retail organizations.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program 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 awards program 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 over 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
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