EY Announces Frances Pierce of Data Systems Analysts named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award winner in Greater Philadelphia
Fran joins three decades of groundbreaking entrepreneurs in the Services Category
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 14 – EY today announced that Fran Pierce, Chairman and CEO of Data Systems Analysts, a leader in delivering secure, innovative technology and management solutions, provides services to the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community, federal civilian agencies, state and local governments, and commercial entities received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Services category in the Greater Philadelphia region. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Fran was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.
“It is a significant honor to be recognized as the 2018 winner in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Services Category. Over our fifty-five-year history, DSA’s success has been directly tied to the commitment and expertise of our people who have provided exceptional service to our customers and who have continually developed innovative solutions to our customers’ challenges.”
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. Now in its 32nd year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:
- Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation
- Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
- Jodi Berg of Vitamix
- Robert Unanue of Goya Foods
- Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
- Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
- Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
- James Park of Fitbit
- J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. of Marriott International, Inc.
- Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD, of TESARO, Inc.
As a Greater Philadelphia award winner, Fran is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 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 Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 10, 2018. 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, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. 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
Founded in 1963, DSA is an employee-owned professional services provider that enables its customers to achieve sensitive, mission critical goals. We are ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 registered and appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 3 for Service Projects and for Development. DSA’s offerings include Systems Engineering and Integration Solutions, Software Services, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Solutions, Cyber Security and Information Management Solutions, Systems Modernization Solutions, Cloud Services, Enterprise Collaboration and Knowledge Management Solutions, and Critical Infrastructure Intelligence Systems Solutions. DSA is headquartered in the greater Philadelphia, PA area, and has major operations in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO; Honolulu, HI; O’Fallon, IL; Aberdeen and Frederick, MD; Tinton Falls, NJ; San Antonio, TX; Charlottesville, Fairfax and McLean, VA; and in other locations in the National Capital Region.