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Waldis Named 2006 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year New Jersey Finalist
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Stephen G. Waldis, '89, is a finalist for the 20th annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year New Jersey award.
Stephen G. Waldis, '89

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.

For more information please contact:
Pamela Dungee
(973) 378-9844


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