Waldis Named 2006 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year New Jersey Finalist
Stephen G. Waldis, '89,
is a finalist for the 20th annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the
Year New Jersey award.
Stephen G. Waldis '89, a member of the Center for Entrepreneurial
Studies Advisory Board and CEO and president of Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.,
is a finalist for the Ernst & Young
Entrepreneur of the Year® 2006 New Jersey program.
The New Jersey Entrepreneur of the Year program is one of 29 regional
U.S. programs. The New Jersey finalists were chosen by a panel of
independent judges composed of area business, academic and civic
leaders as well as three award recipients representing the 2005
Entrepreneur of the Year program. A total of 32 finalists were
announced by Ernst & Young. The New Jersey finalists were selected
from an initial pool of 177 companies and represent 12 New Jersey
counties. Finalists have demonstrated excellence and extraordinary
success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and
personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Two-time regional winner and now a 2006 finalist, Waldis founded
Synchronoss Technologies in 2000 to create a technology that would
effectively and quickly connect enterprises to the network. This
technology, ActivationNow®, has become the de facto choice among
communications services providers (CSPs) seeking to derive real revenue
from their traditional wireline, wireless, and broadband networks.
Enabling the world's largest communications service providers to
operate more efficiently, ActivationNow facilitates new service
creation and provides rapid time to market capabilities. "Our continued
success can be directly attributed to our ability to innovate and
support quality new offerings and penetrate new markets," said Waldis.
"We have cultivated an environment of entrepreneurs able to identify
key needs and trends in our markets which evokes enthusiasm. Guiding an
enthusiastic crew is as enjoyable as it is rewarding."
Award winners will be announced at a special 20th anniversary gala
event on June 22, 2006 at The Marriott at Glenpointe in Teaneck, New
Jersey. All regional award recipients from the 29 U.S. programs are
eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of
the Year 2006 national program. Award winners in several national
categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young
Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, will be announced at the annual
awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 18, 2006. The
overall National Entrepreneur of the Year award recipient is then
considered for the world event held in Monte Carlo.
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