Jaynes joins ranks of unstoppable entrepreneurs in Technology Services
DENVER, June 26th, 2019 – EY today announced that Founder and CTO of Mersive Technologies Christopher Jaynes, PhD received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Technology Services category in the Mountain Desert region. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Jaynes was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts on June 20.
“It is an honor to be recognized as EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Denver,” said Christopher Jaynes, CTO and Founder of Mersive. “I’m extremely proud of the accomplishments Mersive has achieved and the technological innovation our solutions deliver to the AV industry. The recognition is a testament to Mersive’s company values that we’ve been able to instill and maintain during our growth.”
Under Jaynes’ leadership, Mersive has experienced 806% growth and was ranked number 139 fastest growing company in North America on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500 report. Mersive’s award-winning Solstice 4.0 software, Gen3 Pod, and Kepler meeting room monitoring analytics solution provide the industry’s most flexible, powerful meeting space platform capable of supporting a broad range of room configurations, resulting in improved meeting start-up times, participant engagement, and productivity.
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 33rd year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:
Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation
Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
Jodi Berg of Vitamix
Robert Unanue of Goya Foods
Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott
Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
James Park of Fitbit
W.“Bill” Marriott, Jr. of Marriott International, Inc.
Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD, of TESARO, Inc.
As a Mountain Desert award winner, Jaynes is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the 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 by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In the Mountain Desert region, sponsors also include Faegre Baker Daniels, Colliers International, Woodruff Sawyer & Company and Denver Business Journal.
Mersive’s wireless collaboration solution Solstice boosts productivity by putting content at the center of the meeting experience. Participants are more engaged because Solstice’s intuitive, software-based interface makes it easy for any number of users to share content from any device. Moreover, corporations and universities can securely deploy and centrally manage the solution across locations and obtain valuable insights on user collaboration and space utilization. Mersive is based in Denver, Colorado with offices and customers around the world. To learn more visit www.mersive.com.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program 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 awards program 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 145 cities in more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
About EY’s Growth Markets Network
EY’s worldwide Growth Markets Network is dedicated to serving the changing needs of high-growth companies. For more than 30 years, we’ve helped many of the world’s most dynamic and ambitious companies grow into market leaders. Whether working with international mid-cap companies or early stage, venture-backed businesses, our professionals draw upon their extensive experience, insight and global resources to help your business succeed. For more information, please visit us at ey.com/gm or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. Information about how EY collects and uses personal data and a description of the rights individuals have under data protection legislation is available via ey.com/privacy. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.
This news release has been issued by Ernst & Young LLP, a member of the global EY organization that provides services to clients in the US.
For more information, please visit ey.com.
Peter van der Sluijs
Neesham Public Relations
Tel: +44 (0)1296 628180