Gimmal Group Founder and Senior Vice President Mike Alsup Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2008 Award Winner in the Houston & Gulf Coast Area
Houston, TX - June 25, 2008 – Gimmal Group, a leading professional services firm, today announced that Mike Alsup, Gimmal Founder and Senior Vice President, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2008 Award in the IT Services category in the Houston & Gulf Coast Area. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Mike Alsup was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the InterContinental Houston Hotel on June 19, 2008.
“Gimmal provides a one-stop shop for ECM integration and that has been the key to the company’s success,” said Mike Alsup. "I am thrilled by the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which is really a tribute to the entire Gimmal team, and I look forward to Gimmal’s continued growth.”
Gimmal Group is a nationally recognized consulting, professional service and solution firm. The company helps the world’s leading organizations improve business performance and compliance. Enterprise Content and Records Management (ECRM) is a strategic focus for Gimmal. The firm has assembled a team of nationally respected leaders who have been directly involved in the procurement of over $4B in ECRM technology. This experience gives the team enormous insight into the true cost of owning and operating technology and leveraging it for clients’ benefits.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate their 22nd anniversary this year. The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
“Ernst & Young is pleased to honor outstanding business leaders such as Mike Alsup.” said Doug Bogart, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for the Houston & Gulf Coast Area. “Winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year award build leading businesses and contribute a great deal to the communities around them. Their success helps our area grow stronger.”
As a Houston & Gulf Coast award winner, Mike Alsup is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 15, 2008. 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 pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors.
In the Houston & Gulf Coast Area, local sponsors include Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Bowne, Lockton Companies, LLC, Longnecker & Associates and the Houston Business Journal. Regional patrons are Pierpont Communications, Inc. and Spur Digital.
About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique 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, Ernst & Young 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 135 cities in 50 countries.
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About Gimmal Group, Inc.
Gimmal Group is a leading professional service firm offering a range of information technology services. We help the world’s leading companies improve business performance and compliance through the effective planning, implementation and integration of: Enterprise Content & Records Management, Geographic Information Systems, and Web Design & User Experience.