PRLog - Jun. 11, 2012 - OREM, Utah -- OREM, UT, -- Ernst & Young LLP today announced that Brad Caldwell, CEO of merchant data security and compliance company SecurityMetrics, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award in the technology category in the Utah Region. 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.
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Brad Caldwell was recognized as a visionary business leader who pioneered a new industry before it was defined and took on the challenge of securing the global payments industry despite early struggles and personal financial risk. Brad worked successfully to grow SecurityMetrics from a five-person company to a 400-person world-class team, and established SecurityMetrics as a preeminent standard in data security.
“I could never have got to this point without the entire SecurityMetrics team and encouragement from my wife and family,” said Brad Caldwell, CEO of SecurityMetrics. “I am truly humbled to receive this award and consider it a great compliment and honor.”
As a Utah Region award winner, Caldwell is now eligible for consideration for the National Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award, announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012.
About SecurityMetrics (www.securitymetrics.com)
SecurityMetrics assists in protecting electronic commerce and payments leaders, global acquirers, and their retail customers from security breaches and data theft. The company is a leading provider and innovator in merchant data security and compliance, and as an Approved Scanning Vendor and Qualified Security Assessor, has helped over 1 million organizations manage PCI DSS compliance and/or secure their network infrastructure, data communication, and other information assets. Founded in October 2000, SecurityMetrics is a privately held company headquartered in Orem, Utah, USA.
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.