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EY Names Rocket Software CEO Andy Youniss New England Entrepreneur Of The Year®

28 June, 2017
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BOSTON, MA, June 28, 2017 – EY has named Andy Youniss, President & CEO of Rocket Software, as a recipient of the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Award in the New England – Software category. This award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurial achievements in areas like innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to one’s business and community. A panel of independent judges (including former Entrepreneur of the Year participants) selected Andy as a finalist on June 6, and announced the regional winners yesterday evening at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. The award highlights Andy’s achievement in building Rocket Software into the fifth largest privately held software company in Massachusetts, with solutions used by 48 of the Fortune 50, and locations all over the world.

“This is a victory for the entire entrepreneurship community in Boston, and it’s inspiring to see how many local companies are really innovating,” said Youniss. ”Becoming an entrepreneur was never my plan, and I suspect all the other finalists feel the same way. We just wanted to do something that would make a difference here in Boston and all around the world. If you set out to build a business that stands for something, stay true to those core values, and do the right thing for your customers, partners, and employees, success will take care of itself.”

Rocket Software has helped thousands of organizations optimize and modernize their critical business applications and infrastructure, delivering a better user experience to employees and customers.

Now in its 31st year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities across more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. 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.

About Rocket Software
Rocket Software ( is a technology company that helps organizations in the IBM ecosystem build solutions that meet today's needs while extending the value of their technology investments for the future. Thousands of companies depend on Rocket to solve their most challenging business problems by helping them run their existing infrastructure and data, as well as extend those assets to take advantage of cloud, mobile, analytics, and other future innovations. Founded in 1990, Rocket is based in Waltham, Massachusetts with locations in Europe, Asia, and Australia.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®

EY 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 145 cities in more than 60 countries.


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