Joel Bomgar Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Finalist in Gulf Coast Area

  • Joel Bomgar receives finalist nomination based upon innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to his business and community.
  • Founded in 2003, Bomgar Corporation has become the leader in Enterprise remote support solutions.

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JACKSON, MS – June 14, 2013 – Bomgar, a leading provider of secure remote support solutions, today announced that its Founder and CEO Joel Bomgar is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Award in the Gulf Coast Area. The awards program recognizes high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their business and communities. The finalists were selected from nearly 70 nominations by a panel of independent judges, and winners were announced a special gala event on Thursday, June 13 at the Hilton America’s Houston Hotel.

Bomgar was founded in 2003, while Joel Bomgar was finishing college and working part-time as an IT support technician in Jackson, Mississippi. After spending countless hours driving from one client site to another, Joel realized there had to be a more efficient way to fix computers. Unable to find a product on the market that met his requirements, Joel developed his own remote support software, enabling him to troubleshoot customers' computers through the Internet from his own desk. That piece of software has since evolved into the Bomgar Solution, a robust remote support tool that is now used by over 7,500 organizations in 65 countries worldwide.

“It is an honor to receive recognition of this caliber in such a competitive market as the software industry,” said Bomgar. “I am proud to be part of a company where each employee is dedicated to making tech support easier for our customers. I consider myself blessed to work with such an outstanding group of people who’ve each played a role in driving the success we’ve experienced thus far. The commitment of the Bomgar team and the loyalty of our customers are truly what have allowed me to be considered for this award.”

Now in its 27th year, the Entrepreneur of the Year Program has expanded globally to recognize company builders in over 140 cities and in more than 50 countries throughout the world.

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

About Bomgar
Bomgar provides remote support solutions for easily and securely supporting computing systems and mobile devices. The company’s appliance-based products help organizations improve tech support efficiency and performance by enabling them to securely support nearly any device or system, anywhere in the world — including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry and more.  More than 7,500 organizations across 65 countries have deployed Bomgar to rapidly improve customer satisfaction while dramatically reducing costs. Bomgar is privately held with offices in Jackson, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Paris and London.  You can find Bomgar on the web at www.bomgar.com, or on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

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