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Masergy CEO Chris MacFarland Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year

Prestigious Award Recognizes Company Leader for Business Innovation and Achievement in Technology and Telecomm in the Southwest

DALLAS TX–(Marketwired – Jul 1, 2015) – Masergy Communications Inc., a global leader in managed networking and cloud services, today announced that company CEO, Chris MacFarland, has received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Southwest award. Announced at a special gala on June 27, MacFarland won the Southwest award within the Technology/Telecomm category and is in contention for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Program.

The prestigious global awards program recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas including innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Debra L. von Storch, EY Strategic Growth Markets Partner, refers to the Southwest award winners as, “inspiring leaders demonstrating the dedication and vision it takes to achieve tremendous success.”

Since joining the company in 2008, MacFarland has transformed Masergy from a niche provider of corporate networking services to an internationally recognized technology innovator that competes with global communications and security service providers. MacFarland’s vision of offering a unique and modular approach to solving IT communications challenges has grown revenues in excess of 300% and profitability in excess of 1200%, with current annualized revenues in excess of $250M. Masergy recently achieved the Technology industry’s top Net Promoter Score (NPS®) of 65.9 for customer service.

“I am humbled to receive this prestigious award on behalf of the entire Masergy family,” MacFarland said. “Customer satisfaction and employee engagement continue to be how I measure success. I look forward to Masergy’s continued growth as we work to help our customers transform their IT operations and deliver business innovation.”

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Program. Award recipients 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, Calif. 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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