CLEVELAND – June 22, 2012– Ernst & Young LLP announced that A.J. Hyland, president and CEO of Hyland Software, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award in the Technology category in Northeast Ohio. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. A.J. was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala on Thursday, June 14 at Playhouse Square.
“This award reflects the teamwork and dedication of our incredibly talented employees. It takes a one-team effort to be successful,” said Hyland. “Proof of this can be seen in Hyland’s ranking on The Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces for 2012. Every employee contributes to the success of the company.”
Now in its 26th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of FedEx, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Richard Schulze of Best Buy, Andrew Mason of Groupon, Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and many more.
As a Northeast Ohio award winner, A.J. is now eligible for consideration for the National Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In Northeast Ohio, sponsors include PNC Bank, Smart Business, and Scherzer International.
About Hyland Software
For more than 20 years, Hyland Software has been dedicated to meeting organizations’ needs for document and process management with OnBase, an enterprise content management (ECM) software suite. As OnBase has evolved through consistent product innovation, it remains focused on automating business processes that depend on documents, content and people to operate more effectively.
Tailored for departments and comprehensive for the enterprise, OnBase is designed to grow with an organization, whether it chooses an on-premise or software as a service (SaaS) model. OnBase enables more than 10,800 organizations to be more efficient today and into the future. Leveraging more than 300 Authorized OnBase Solution Providers, Hyland’s partner network, these organizations span 63 countries. For more information about Hyland Software’s ECM solutions, please visit Hyland.com.
About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way 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 its kind, 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 140 cities in more than 50 countries.