SOURCE: Zenoss Inc.

Zenoss Inc.

May 12, 2011 09:00 ET

Zenoss CEO Bill Karpovich Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Maryland Award Finalist

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - May 12, 2011) - Zenoss today announced that Bill Karpovich, CEO of Zenoss, is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Maryland 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. Bill Karpovich was selected as a finalist from a record number of nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 23 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

"We're delighted to be recognized," said Bill Karpovich, CEO of Zenoss. "Anchored here in Maryland, we have a tremendous team and global community of users who are contributing every day to further our disruptive software solutions and global market impact."

Recognized by Inc. magazine as the 3rd fastest growing software company in America, Zenoss is a next generation software company that is transforming IT operations with its one-of-a-kind software product that allows IT organizations to unify and automate day-to-day management of their virtual, physical and cloud-based IT infrastructure.

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 Maryland, sponsors include Clifton Gunderson, DLA Piper, SmartCEO, Cassidy Turley, Mergis Group and PNC Bank.

About Zenoss Inc.
Zenoss is a leading provider of management software for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT infrastructures. Zenoss provides a single, unified solution that was purpose-built for the management of large-scale cloud environments. Over 25,000 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. To learn more about Zenoss' award-winning solution, visit http://www.zenoss.com.

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of TheYear®
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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