HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Deltek, Inc. (Nasdaq: PROJ), the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors, announced that Kevin Parker, president and CEO of Deltek, has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award in the Software Services category in Greater Washington. 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. Mr. Parker was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala on June 21, 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.
“Winning this award is an incredible honor that I share with the entire Deltek team,” said Kevin Parker, CEO at Deltek. “Together, we have transformed Deltek into a global market leader with 15,000 customers in 80 countries around the world. Our success would not have been possible without our motivated and talented professionals that work tirelessly to deliver the industry’s best solutions for our customers. This award showcases our hard work and amazing achievements to date, and I am very excited to continue working with the entire Deltek team as we continue our remarkable journey together.”
As a Greater Washington award winner, Mr. Parker 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.
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.
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Deltek (Nasdaq: PROJ) is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business potential. 15,000 organizations and 2 million users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek to research and identify opportunities, win new business, optimize resources, streamline operations, and deliver more profitable projects. Deltek – Know more. Do more.® www.deltek.com.