March 31, 2009

Tevora President Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Semi-Finalist

IRVINE, Calif., March 31, 2009— Ray Zadjmool, President of Tevora Business Solutions, an enterprise solutions provider specializing in security infrastructure, design and implementation, has been named as one of 39 semi-finalists for the 23rd annual local Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

“I am thrilled to have been recognized for this honor,” Zadjmool said. “This acknowledgment is also a testament to the hard work and dedication of Tevora’s employees. It demonstrates the progress we have made in managing growth and new customers, while maintaining the highest levels of quality and service.”

Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. The program, which is held in 135  cities in 50 countries, honors those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses. Local semi-finalists were selected by an independent judging panel of business, academic and community leaders.

Zadjmool’s continued dedication to improving IT security through smart and efficient use of technology has been manifested in every customer interaction. Under his leadership, Tevora has achieved an average 200% annual revenue growth, increased its sales and consulting force, opened offices in Northern California, and expanded its operations into Latin America. His determination to find innovative solutions for his clients has already been honored with the 2008 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award from the Orange County Business Journal.

Regional Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists will be announced in May and will be eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 national program.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced in November.  The national Entrepreneur Of The Year celebration is part of Ernst & Young’s Strategic Growth Forum.  The overall national Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipient is then considered for the world event held in Monte Carlo.
How Winners Are Chosen
Entrepreneur Of The Year nominees are evaluated by independent panels of judges in each region.  The judges are past winners, educators, and business and community leaders.  They know what it takes to be an outstanding entrepreneur and what measures really matter when it comes to selecting award recipients in each of the several designated categories.

The business an entrepreneur creates, how successful its been, its everyday practices with respect to employees, and its impact on the community are among the factors that provide the metrics for selecting Entrepreneur Of The Year winners.

About Tevora Business Solutions_
Tevora Business Solutions is a leading international consulting firm specializing in information assurance, governance and compliance.  With a distinctive combination of proven services, Tevora aids enterprises in protecting their most important assets from external and internal threats. We base our practice on the need for clarity, objectivity and expertise and utilize proven methodologies and industry best practices.  In a world where enterprises are facing increasingly complex information security challenges, Tevora’s expertise assures its clients skilled solutions. Tevora was founded in 2003 and is based in Irvine, California.   For more information, visit: .

About the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards
The Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program was created and is produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses.  The program, which celebrated its 21st anniversary in 2007, honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programs in over 125 cities and 40 countries.

Media Contact:

Nazy Fouladirad
of Tevora Business Solutions