VisionIT CEO Named 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Detroit - On June 12, 2008 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Dearborn, Mi, David H. Segura, CEO of VisionIT, Inc. was named as the 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year® by Ernst & Young (E&Y) in front of a crowd of about 300 attendees. The 22nd annual event hosted by regional radio personality Paul W. Smith of WJR News/Talk 760 AM, honored eight business leaders of the Central Great Lakes region - comprised of East Michigan and Northwest Ohio - for their vision, innovation, determination and leadership.
Segura took home this year's award in the E&Y staffing solutions category.
"Words cannot describe how humbled and honored I am to receive this type of recognition for vision IT," said Segura. "To be recognized on such a grand stage by such a prestigious organization in Ernst & Young, is truly a great testament to the hard work and shared commitment for excellence of the entire VisionIT team."
Winners of E&Y's regional Entrepreneur of the Year® competition will be eligible for its national awards hosted by NBC's The Tonight Show's Jay Leno, which will take place during its Strategic Growth Forum November 15, 2008 in Palm Springs, CA.
Segura joins an elite group; previous Entrepreneurs Of The Year winners include individuals who have built some of today's most recognizable corporations:
- Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com, US
- Pierre Omidyar, eBay, Inc., US
- Narayana Murthy, Infosys, India
- Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google, Inc., US
- John Mackey, Whole Foods Market, US
- Howard Schultz, Starbucks Corp., US,
This Award comes one week after VisionIT was recognized as the fastest-growing Hispanic-owned business in the nation as part of Hispanic Business Magazine.
About VisionIT, Inc.
VisionIT, a Detroit-headquartered information technology firm, is one of the nation's largest diversity-owned companies and has become a national leader in the areas of information technology staffing, outsourcing and vendor management with offices in Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Dallas. For the past six years, VisionIT has been rated as one of the fastest growing diversity-owned firms in the U.S. and in 2004 and 2005 has been listed as part of the INC 500 as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in North America from INC Magazine For more information please visit www.visionitinc.com
About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year ®
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year® is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique way that 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 it's kind, Ernst & Young 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 135 cities in 50 countries.