SOURCE: Insight Investments LLC

Insight Investments LLC

May 12, 2011 10:00 ET

Insight Investments, LLC, President Richard Heard Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Orange County Award Finalist

ORANGE, CA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2011) - Insight Investments, LLC, the industry experts in technology finance, today announced that President Richard Heard is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Orange County 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. Richard was selected as a finalist from nearly 60 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 11, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach.

"It is an honor to be named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalist and I feel privileged to represent the hundreds of innovative, hard working and forward thinking people at Insight, that are behind our success," said Richard Heard, president, Insight Investments, LLC. "It is exciting and gratifying to work with such an exceptional group that shares my passion and vision for the business. It is the commitment, dedication and entrepreneurial spirit that drive us to excel and reach new heights."

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.

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 Orange County, regional sponsors include Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, Marsh, Union Bank, ADP, QSI, Strategic Equity Group, HKA Inc., Orange County Business Journal, RR Donnelly, and Scherzer International.

About Insight Investments, LLC
Based in Orange, California, Insight Investments, LLC helps companies worldwide better control their technology acquisition, leasing, and management requirements. Since 1987, the Company has provided a wide array of solutions designed to fit specific customer needs including new and used equipment acquisition, custom leasing and financing, asset management, off-lease portfolio management, excess equipment disposal, and the integration of best-of-breed technology for data management and security solutions. For further information, please visit or call (714) 939-2300.

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.

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