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Cloud Sherpas

May 27, 2015 07:30 ET

Cloud Sherpas CEO David Northington Named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Finalist

Explosive Growth and Expert Leadership Earns Northington a Spot on the List of Award Finalists in the Southeast Program

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - May 27, 2015) - Cloud Sherpas, a leading provider of cloud advisory and technology services to the world's leading brands, is pleased to announce that David Northington, Chairman and CEO, has been named one of the finalists in the technology category of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Southeast Program. The prestigious awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges.

Cloud Sherpas has transformed itself from a regional cloud services brokerage into a global cloud advisory and technology services firm serving thousands of customers. Today, Cloud Sherpas boasts 17 offices around the globe and over 1000 employees, with an undeniable leadership presence in three major cloud partner ecosystems, Salesforce, Google and ServiceNow.

Under David's leadership, Cloud Sherpas successfully completed and managed seven acquisitions between September 2011 and September 2013. Through strategic acquisitions coupled with unparalleled organic growth, David and his team have been instrumental in driving the business to a current annual run rate of $173 million with 58% organic growth in 2014 and a CAGR of 140 percent over the past several years.

"We are very lucky to have such an incredible group of entrepreneurs to represent the Southeast Program in this global awards program," said Brad Duncan, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Principal. "All of the finalists clearly demonstrate how important their role is in the business world, while continuing to innovate and achieve success. We look forward to highlighting their achievements at the award gala."

"It is truly an honor to be recognized amongst such an accomplished group of entrepreneurs," said David Northington, Cloud Sherpas Chairman and CEO. "The level of growth, innovation and success Cloud Sherpas has experienced is fueled by our strategic partnerships, our forward thinking clients and our extraordinary group of employees across the world -- without whom none of this success would be possible. This recognition from Ernst & Young is a testament to the dedication, passion and commitment of the entire global Cloud Sherpas team."

Award recipients will be announced at a gala event on June 24, 2015 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. Regional award recipients then go on to compete at the national level.

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.

About Cloud Sherpas

Cloud Sherpas provides cloud advisory and technology services to improve customer experience for the world's leading brands. With more than 1,000 people serving enterprise clients and thousands of other businesses around the world, our global team provides cloud strategy, implementation and integration support, as well as training and platform enhancements for customers across all industries. Cloud Sherpas is part of the salesforce.com Partner Program and has earned Salesforce Global Strategic Consulting Partner status, a four-time Google Enterprise Partner of the Year for Google Apps and a ServiceNow Master Solutions Partner. Cloud Sherpas is headquartered in Atlanta, GA with offices throughout the United States and operations in Australia, India, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. For more information visit www.cloudsherpas.com.

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