CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - May 14, 2012) - Mu Sigma (http://www.mu-sigma.com), the largest pure-play provider of decision sciences and analytics solutions for global enterprise customers, announced today that its CEO and Founder Dhiraj Rajaram has been named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 program in the Midwest. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Rajaram was selected from a large pool of nominations by a panel of independent judges. Awards will be presented at a special gala on June 21 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.
Mu Sigma has been widely recognized for its work in decision sciences, with clients including Fortune 100 firms such as Dell and Microsoft. One of the fastest-growing firms in this space, Mu Sigma has been named to the Inc. 500, was recently recognized as a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner, and in December 2011 announced the largest ever private equity investment in a Decision Sciences firm -- a $108M round led by General Atlantic.
Now in its 26th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries throughout the world.
Following the gala, regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012. 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.
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About Mu Sigma
Mu Sigma is a leading provider of decision sciences and analytics solutions, helping companies institutionalize data-driven decision making. Mu Sigma works with market-leading companies across multiple verticals, solving high-impact business problems in the areas of Marketing, Supply Chain and Risk Analytics. With over 75 Fortune 500 clients and over 1500 analytics professionals, Mu Sigma has disrupted the analytics industry by integrating the disciplines of business, math, and technology in a sustainable global delivery model. Further, analytical assets developed by Mu Sigma's innovation and development team ensure a competitive edge to clients. Mu Sigma is headquartered in Chicago with its main delivery center in Bangalore, India and is arguably the world's largest pure-play decision sciences and analytics solutions company.
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