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Eloqua

May 09, 2011 09:00 ET

Eloqua CEO Joe Payne Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Greater Washington Award Finalist

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) - Eloqua, the leading provider of Revenue Performance Management solutions, today announced that CEO Joe Payne is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Greater Washington Award finalist. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the 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. Mr. Payne was selected as a finalist from more than 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 16 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.

"It's an honor to see Eloqua included among the most innovative organizations in the Washington, D.C. region," said Mr. Payne. "As our company continues to grow, maintaining an entrepreneurial drive to produce reliable, inventive solutions for clients remains our top priority. It's rewarding to be recognized for our efforts."

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year overall National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. 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, which will be held November 9-13, 2011.

Sponsors
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor.

In Greater Washington, sponsors include Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Reznick Group, Washington Business Journal, Cassidy Turley, Lockton Companies, PNC Bank, and SolomonEdwardsGroup.

About Eloqua
Eloqua helps clients dramatically accelerate revenue growth through Revenue Performance Management. Eloqua provides powerful business insight to inform marketing and sales decisions today that drive revenue growth tomorrow. The company's mission is to make its customers the fastest growing companies on Earth. Thousands of sales and marketing professionals rely on the marketing automation power of Eloqua to improve demand generation and lead management while driving more qualified leads. Eloqua's customers include Adobe, AON, Dow Jones, ADP, Fidelity, Polycom, and National Instruments. The company is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, with offices in Cambridge, San Francisco, Austin, Toronto, London, Brussels, Frankfurt and Singapore. For more information, visit www.eloqua.com, subscribe to the It's All About Revenue blog, call 866-327-8764, or email demand@eloqua.com.

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young 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 140 cities in more than 50 countries.

About the Ernst & Young
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Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited operating in the US. For more information about our organization, please visit www.ey.com.

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