DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - May 15, 2014) - Masergy Communications Inc., a global leader in managed networking and cloud services, today announced the company's CEO, Chris MacFarland, has been named a finalist for the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year™ in the Southwest Region. This marks the second consecutive year that MacFarland has been named a finalist. This year, under his leadership, Masergy surpassed $1 billion in cumulative revenue since inception and achieved an impressive YoY growth of 22 percent.

As CEO, MacFarland has transformed Masergy into one of the fastest growing and well-respected managed networking and cloud service providers in the industry. He accomplished this by applying a set of sound principles that embraces a culture of teamwork and an unprecedented quality standard that delivers a level of customer service that is unsurpassed in the market. 

Under his leadership, Masergy continues to expand its advanced, global cloud networking platform across six continents, delivering seamless service to any business location. MacFarland continues to push the boundaries of innovation, maintaining the delicate balance of delivering next generation solutions and technologies while sustaining a world-class client experience. MacFarland's vision has allowed the company to materially expanding its offerings that today includes Managed Cloud Networking, Unified Communications as a Service, Real-time Analytics, and Security as a Service.

According to MacFarland, "Our employees are our most important asset and we share a strong sense of community. To this end, we have nurtured an environment where mutual trust and collaboration is paramount and where each employee feels empowered and understands the difference that they are making within the business. This philosophy directly drives Masergy's ability to provide the industry's best customer service experience, as evidenced by our industry leading net promoter score of 59.3."

Award winners will be announced at a special gala on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

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EY 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 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

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About Masergy
Masergy owns and operates the largest independent global cloud networking platform for enterprises. Our managed solutions with fully integrated real-time analytics, global unified communications as a service (UCaaS), security as a service and software defined network control help businesses compete in the global marketplace. Masergy's patented technology, customizable solutions and unmatched customer experience are why a growing number of global enterprises rely on Masergy to deliver performance beyond expectations. For more information about Masergy visit www.masergy.com or follow us on Twitter@Masergy, Blog, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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