Jersey City, NJ - June 3, 2010 -- SANpulse Technologies, Inc. today announced that Chief Executive Officer Peter Mehta has been named as a finalist for the Ernst & Young New Jersey Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in New Jersey. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 24th at The Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe, NJ.
'It's very gratifying to be recognized as a finalist for this award by Ernst & Young. This is truly an acknowledgement of the growth and success that we at SANpulse have achieved over the past 3+ years.' said Mehta. 'The contributions and steadfast dedication from the entire SANpulse family has helped us transform and optimize storage infrastructures for enterprise customers across the United States and Europe.'
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 24th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world. The program is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs and honors entrepreneurs whose vision, courage and achievements have sustained successful growing business ventures.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 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 13, 2010. 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.
Mehta joined SANpulse in 2007 and is credited with building out the company's corporate structure, securing required financing and spearheading international expansion as SANpulse rolled out its flagship SANlogicsTM product. Under Mehta's leadership, SANpulse achieved sales growth of almost 600 percent between 2007 and 2009. He was selected by Ernst & Young as a finalist in the technology category.
SANlogics is an innovative, multi-vendor software platform that simplifies and accelerates SAN migration, consolidation, and infrastructure optimization. The patent-pending technology combines on-demand data analysis, business-process aware functionality, and rapid execution into a powerful solution that Fortune 500 organizations leverage to upgrade and optimize their IT storage infrastructures.
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 New Jersey, sponsors include regional sponsors Bowne & Co and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and local sponsors Gibbons P.C., NJBIZ, NJTC and WithumSmith+Brown.