CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 17, 2007) – Peak 10, Inc., the leading independent data center operator and managed services company, today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer David Jones has been named a finalist for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Award in the Carolinas region.
An independent judging panel composed of area business, academic, and civic leaders selected this year’s finalists who have demonstrated excellence and success in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal business and community commitment.
“To be named a finalist is a compliment directly attributable to Peak 10 as much as it is a compliment to me personally,” Jones said. “I praise our experienced leadership team, which includes our industry-leading support staff and engineers who continue to make Peak 10’s success and growth possible.”
A key to Jones’ success has been granting his top managers the autonomy to make decisions in their areas of expertise along with flexibility to continue to grow in the position. This has helped Peak 10 attract and retain some of the leading technology executives in the data center industry. As co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Peak 10, Jones has displayed a passionate entrepreneurial spirit, exceptional instincts and leadership skills, and the ability to stay focused and deliver results. Founded in 2000, Peak 10 had a growth rate of 529 percent from 2002 to 2005 under his guiding hand. In 2006, Jones was presented with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, while Peak 10 was named to Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the country for the second straight year.
Award winners will be announced on June 14 during an awards event at the Westin Charlotte. Carolinas winners will be eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 national program.
Peak 10 now owns and operates ten enterprise-class data centers in seven key markets, which deliver the highest standard of infrastructure, security and performance to small, medium and large businesses nationwide. Its customers enjoy the accessibility of a local provider and the security of geographically diverse organization; the personal relationship of a small company and the resources of a large organization; the expertise and performance of a national player; and the trust and attention of a local partner.
About the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Awards
The Entrepreneur of the Year® awards program was created and is produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. The program, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2006, honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programs in over 125 cities and 40 countries.
About Peak 10, Inc.
Peak 10 is the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, delivering scalable, economical and reliable solutions for hosting and managing complex information technology infrastructure. The company combines its ten data centers and portfolio of managed services with localized engineering and support to serve market-leading companies including Rivals.com, Global Knowledge, Pergo, SchoolDude.com, Churchill Downs, LendingTree and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Peak 10 owns and operates world class facilities in Richmond, Va.; Nashville, Tenn.; Louisville, Ky.; Tampa and Jacksonville, Fla; and Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C. For the second consecutive year, the company was ranked as one of the fastest growing private companies in America by Inc. magazine. For more information on data center solutions from Peak 10, visit www.peak10.com.