EY Announces Promod Sharma of Criterion Systems Named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Mid-Atlantic Award Winner

EY Announces Promod Sharma of Criterion Systems Named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Mid-Atlantic Award Winner


VIENNA, Va., June 14, 2019 – EY today announced that CEO Promod Sharma of Criterion Systems, a large business systems integrator and cyber operations-focused company, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the cybersecurity category in the Mid-Atlantic region. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Mr. Sharma was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC on June 13, 2019.

“Being selected for this award is a truly humbling experience for me, especially given the company of my esteemed fellow finalists,” stated Mr. Sharma. “No one who successfully runs a business or is in the position of CEO gets there alone. I would like to thank the people who have supported me in this journey, especially our dedicated employees who believe in our customers’ missions and do their utmost to help them succeed.”

Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities.

As a Mid-Atlantic award winner, Mr. Sharma is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 National Awards. 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 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program 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 awards program 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. ey.com/eoy

About Criterion Systems

Criterion Systems, Inc. (Criterion) is a large business systems integrator and cyber operations-focused company. Since 2005, Criterion has provided cybersecurity, IT infrastructure operations, systems engineering, and application development across our nation’s mission-critical environments. Criterion is Capability Maturity Model Integration CMMI-DEV and CMMI-SVC Level 3 certified and an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001-2015, ISO 20000-1:2011, and ISO 27001:2013 company. Headquartered in Vienna, Va., with offices in Albuquerque, N.M., and Las Vegas, Nev., Criterion supports customer operations at 35 sites worldwide. For more information, please visit the website: www.criterion-sys.com.

Media Contact: Elizabeth Albrycht, elizabeth.albrycht@criterion-sys.com, 571-364-9259.