Tysons, VA, April 25, 2017 – EY today announced that CEO and co-founder Rohyt Belani of PhishMe is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Mid-Atlantic region. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Rohyt Belani was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 15, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.
As CEO and co-founder of PhishMe, Rohyt has overseen yet another year of record growth in 2016 with an Annual Run Rate (ARR) approaching $50 million and more than 300 employees now serving 1,200 enterprise customers world-wide to defend against cybercriminals, hacktivists and state-sponsored hackers. Under his stewardship, the company’s approach to tackling the number one attack vector — phishing — has also earned it a leadership position in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer Based Training. Instead of relying solely on technology, PhishMe’s approach delivers innovative solutions that combine human and technological elements to protect against today’s evolving cyber threats. Its platform is more interactive and is designed to modify behavior through learning and engagement.
“To be recognized two years in a row as an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is an incredible accomplishment, and a testament to the hard work of the entire PhishMe team,” said Belani. “”I’m especially proud of our company’s culture that is built on a foundation of meritocracy, empathy, and transparency.”
Now in its 31st year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 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 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
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Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In the Mid-Atlantic region, sponsors also include Jones Lang LaSalle, PNC, Chatham Financial, Cooley LLP, SolomonEdwardsGroup and the Washington Business Journal.
PhishMe is the leading provider of human-focused phishing defense solutions for organizations concerned about their susceptibility to today’s top attack vector — spear phishing. PhishMe’s intelligence-driven platform turns employees into an active line of defense by enabling them to identify, report, and mitigate spear phishing, malware, and drive-by threats. Our open approach ensures that PhishMe integrates easily into the security technology stack, demonstrating measurable results to help inform an organization’s security decision making process. PhishMe’s customers include the defense industrial base, energy, financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing industries, as well as other Global 1000 entities that understand changing user security behavior will improve security, aid incident response, and reduce the risk of compromise.
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