SOURCE: Zenoss Inc.

Zenoss Inc.

June 29, 2011 09:00 ET

Zenoss CEO Bill Karpovich Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Maryland Award Winner

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - Jun 29, 2011) - Zenoss, Inc., a leading provider of management software for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT infrastructure, today announced that Bill Karpovich, CEO of Zenoss, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Maryland Award in the Emerging company category.

According to Ernst & Young LLP, 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. Bill Karpovich was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront on June 23, 2011.

"We're delighted to accept this award," said Bill Karpovich, CEO of Zenoss. "It's a great recognition for our team, technology and community; and it further highlights the disruptive impact that we are having on the IT management software market."

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Past award winners have included Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Arthur M. Blank of AMB Group, LLC (Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons), Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Ruth Fertel of Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc., Maxine Clark of Build-a-Bear Workshop, Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone Inc., Matt Szulik of Red Hat, Inc., and last year's national winner, Howard Lutnick, Chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Capital Partners, Inc.

As a Maryland award winner, Bill Karpovich is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 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 Maryland sponsors include Clifton Gunderson, DLA Piper, SmartCEO, Cassidy Turley, Mergis Group, PNC Bank and Baltimore Business Journal.

About Zenoss, Inc.
Zenoss is a leading provider of management software for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT infrastructures. Over 35,000 organizations worldwide have deployed Zenoss to manage their networks, servers, virtual devices, storage, and cloud infrastructure, gaining complete visibility and predictability into their IT operations. Customers include Rackspace, VMware, Hosting.com, LinkedIn, Carlson, Motorola and Deutsche Bank. Zenoss was recognized as a "Visionary" in Gartner's 2010 Magic Quadrant for IT Event Correlation and Analysis.

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 Ernst & Young
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