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EY Announces iSIGHT Partners CEO John Watters as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2015 Award Winner in the Southwest

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 27, 2015) -  EY today announced that John Watters, CEO of iSIGHT Partners, the leading provider of cyber threat intelligence for global enterprises, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Services category in the Southwest region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. John Watters was selected by an independent panel of judges and the award was presented at a special gala event on June 27, 2015.

"I am incredibly honored and humbled to receive this recognition from EY," said Watters. "At iSIGHT Partners, we have blazed the trail in cyber threat intelligence for the past eight years. We literally created a market segment in cyber security that is now considered one of the hottest and fastest growing and our solutions have become a 'must have' to leading security practitioners. I'm proud of this individual recognition but I consider this award much more of an acknowledgement of the innovation, hard work, dedication, vision and ability to execute of our entire company -- now 300 employees strong -- than it is a direct reflection on me. We are a company driven by one mission -- to help our clients change the game in security and retake a position of strength over their adversaries. We are delivering on that mission on a daily basis and I am thrilled by what our future holds." 

Now in its 29th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent U.S. national winners include: Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2014 winner Dr. David Hung, president and CEO and chairman of Medivation.

As a Southwest regional award winner, Watters is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 national program. Award winners in several national categories as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored nationally by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.

About iSIGHT Partners
iSIGHT Partners is the leading global provider of cyber threat intelligence. With 200+ experts in 16 countries and expertise in 24 languages, only iSIGHT can deliver the full context and intent of the most damaging threats, allowing security organizations to respond faster, defend proactively, and invest smarter. Find iSIGHT Partners on the web at or email us at

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
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.

About EY's Strategic Growth Markets practice
EY's Strategic Growth Markets (SGM) practice guides leading high-growth companies. Our multidisciplinary teams of elite professionals provide perspective and advice to help our clients accelerate market leadership. SGM delivers assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services to thousands of companies spanning all industries. EY is the undisputed leader in taking companies public, advising key government agencies on the issues impacting high-growth companies and convening the experts who shape the business climate. For more information, please visit us at, or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

About EY
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