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Transcend United’s CEO Rick Hirsh Named as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2012 Finalist

Industry: Technology

Transcend United announces that CEO Rick Hirsh was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2012 program in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Wayne, PA (PRUnderground) May 22nd, 2012

Transcend United Technologies announced today that CEO Rick Hirsh was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2012 program in the Greater Philadelphia 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. Awards will be presented at a special gala on June 21 at the Terrace Ballroom of the Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia.

“I am honored to have been selected as a finalist by the Ernst & Young judges, but I consider this to be a significant achievement for the entire Transcend United team and a reflection of our performance,” said Rick Hirsh, CEO of Transcend United. “The Philadelphia region has produced some terrific organizations and executives, so it’s particularly gratifying to be recognized as part of this group.”

Now in its 26th year, the Entrepreneur of the Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Ernst & Young 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.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young, LLP, the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In Greater Philadelphia, sponsors include Ballard Spahr LLP; Merrill Corporation; Molewski Financial; Morgan Lewis; Murray, Devine & Company, Inc.; NSM Insurance Group; ParenteBeard LLC; Pepper Hamilton LLP; Philadelphia Business Journal; PNC Bank; Scherzer International; SolomonEdwards; and Sovereign Bank.

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.

About Ernst & Young

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Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of 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. For more information about our organization, please visit

About Transcend United Technologies

Transcend United is a global IT systems integration and managed services firm that simplifies communications infrastructures so companies can become more agile in adjusting to changing business needs, without overburdening IT staff. By simplifying the complexity and management of their IT investment, our clients improve their ROI and lower their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). With an extensive partner ecosystem and having successfully delivered for our clients in over 40 countries, we deliver integrated best-in-class solutions, including on-premise or hosted solutions, that work across your entire geographic footprint. For more information, visit

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