Ideras CEO Rick Pleczko Named Ernst Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Finalist in the Gulf Coast Area

Idera’s CEO Rick Pleczko Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Finalist in the Gulf Coast Area

HOUSTON - MAY 30, 2012 – Idera, a leading provider of application and server management solutions, today announced that President and CEO Rick Pleczko has been named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 program in the Gulf Coast Area. 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. Pleczko was selected from more than 70 nominees by a panel of independent judges. Awards will be presented at a gala on June 21, 2012 at the Houston Hilton America’s.
    
“I am honored to be recognized among the top entrepreneurs in the Gulf Coast area, one of the most vibrant business communities in the world,” said Pleczko. “We founded Idera to turn the traditional systems management software business on its head. The innovative thinking and dedication that created the business has enabled it to become a leader in its discipline, and continues to propel it to new heights. Our success is due to the talented and dedicated team that I’m privileged to work with every day.”

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. 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.

Sponsors
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In the Gulf Coast Area, sponsors include Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Lockton Companies, BBVA, Automatic Data Processing, Inc., SolomonEdwardsGroup LLC, HFBE, Smart Business Magazine and Pierpont Communications.

About Rick Pleczko
Rick has more than 30 years tenure in the software industry having served as a senior executive with market-leading software companies such as NetIQ, Mission Critical Software, Platinum Technology and LBMS. Since founding Idera (formerly BBS Technologies) in 2004, Rick has served as Chairman, President and CEO. Under Rick’s leadership, Idera has become a major software company, delivering on his technical and operational vision of providing systems management software that “works simply and simply works.” Today the company has over 10,000 customers worldwide, including some of the world’s largest data centers.

About Idera
Idera provides systems and application management software for Windows and Linux Servers, including solutions for SQL Server and SharePoint administration. Our award-winning products address real-world challenges including performance monitoring, backup and recovery, security, compliance, and administration. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Idera is a Microsoft Managed Partner and has over 10,000 customers worldwide. To learn more, please contact Idera at +1-713.523.4433 or visit www.idera.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.

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