GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today that Rick Calder, president and CEO, has received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Mid-Atlantic award. Calder won for the Technology Services category and is now eligible for consideration in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Program.
The awards gala took place at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, on June 15, 2016. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award program, which recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas that include innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Calder was appointed president and CEO of GTT in 2007. During his tenure at the company, Calder and the GTT team have driven explosive growth from $50 million to $500 million in annualized revenue through both organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Today, GTT owns and operates a Tier 1 IP network that is ranked in the top five worldwide and provides clients with a comprehensive portfolio of cloud networking services. The company is on target to meet its next financial objective of $1 billion in revenue and $250 million in adjusted EBITDA.
“I am honored to be named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year,” stated Calder. “I accept this award on behalf of the entire GTT team, whose dedication and talent have allowed GTT to emerge as the challenger brand in the industry. We will continue our rapid pace of growth to meet the increasing and evolving requirements of our multinational clients.”
The National Program overall award winner, as well as winners in several categories, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016.
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GTT provides multinationals with a better way to reach the cloud through its suite of cloud networking services, including wide area networking, Internet, managed services and voice services. The company’s Tier 1 IP network, ranked in the top five worldwide, connects clients to any location in the world and any application in the cloud. GTT delivers an outstanding client experience by living its core values of simplicity, speed and agility. For more information on how GTT is redefining global communications, please visit www.www.gtt.net.
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