LOS ANGELES – May 21, 2019 – EY today announced that Simon Anderson, Founder & CEO of Mission, a managed services and consulting company for Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in Greater Los Angeles. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Anderson was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges, composed of local business luminaries, previous award winners, and leading CEOs and investors. Award winners will be announced at a special black-tie awards gala on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
“The entrepreneurial story behind Mission is about enabling the next generation of tech leaders and builders to rapidly launch new products and services, and to dramatically improve their businesses by leveraging cloud services and technology – the most powerful business tool of the 21st century,” said Anderson. “I’m honored to receive this recognition as an Entrepreneur Of The Year Award finalist for Greater LA on behalf of my Mission team, and look forward to continuing our work to make the seemingly impossible, possible.”
Anderson first defined Mission’s business plan after recognizing the growing need for managed services that could better enable enterprises to architect, migrate, manage, and continually optimize their AWS environments. Building the company through private equity-backed acquisitions and rapid customer growth, Mission has expanded to provide a coast-to-coast geographic presence with a customer base of more than 200 businesses from a breadth of fields.
Anderson has also ensured that Mission distinguishes itself through a deep dedication to internal training and certification, equipping the company to provide customers with unmatched qualifications and expertise. Mission’s cloud consultants and solutions architects hold nearly 100 AWS certifications, and the managed provider itself is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner holding AWS Competency Partner status in Healthcare, Life Sciences, Managed Services, and DevOps. Mission also features particularly deep domain expertise in media and entertainment, game tech, digital media, Software-as-a-Service, education, consumer goods, e-commerce, and marketing use cases.
Now in its 33rd year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. 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 Kauffman Foundation.
In Greater Los Angeles, local sponsors include Platinum sponsor: Marsh; Gold sponsor: Tangram; Silver sponsors: Ballard Spahr LLP, Boston Private Bank, and Cresa; Media sponsor: C-Suite Media; and PR sponsor: Olmstead Williams Communications.
Mission is a trusted managed services provider and consulting partner for businesses using – or migrating to – Amazon Web Services (AWS). Through its dedicated team of expert cloud operations professionals and solutions architects, Mission delivers a unique breadth and depth of AWS-recognized technical and strategic proficiencies. Mission combines this know-how with an anything-is-possible belief in the power of cloud transformation through AWS, and a dedication to understanding and solving customers’ individual goals and challenges – enabling their development of new and powerful applications running on the AWS Cloud. Follow Mission on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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