MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — July 9, 2015 — Building a company that steadily grows while helping customers, employees and its community succeed is the hallmark of success and today, SOTI Inc.is proud to announce that its CEO, Carl Rodrigues, has been recognized as a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Carl has led SOTI’s growth and evolution for two decades, since he founded the company in 1995. As a former IT consultant, he had a vision and took to his basement to develop a solution to manage mobile device screens from a desktop well before smartphones became mainstream. Today, this innovation leads the enterprise mobility management market and is pivotal in taking mobility to endless possibilities, transforming businesses and enabling the digital disruption which is revolutionizing the way people work and live.
From a one-man operation to a global player with a self-sustaining financing model, Carl’s leadership, vision, and tenacious drive has led SOTI to lead the market through innovation that unleashes the potential of the connected enterprise. He has built a global enterprise with 400 employees and corporate offices across the globe, an A-list of more than [[CUSTOMERS]] enterprises worldwide and fostered relationships with more than 1,700 OEMs, distributors, resellers and technology integration partners to enable mobility solutions for businesses around the world.
“I am humbled to be named to this prestigious list of entrepreneurs. Our people are our differentiator, and I share this recognition with the hard-working, passionate, and innovative employees at SOTI who join me in our relentless focus on delivering innovations that fuel new possibilities and delight our customers,” Rodrigues said. “This is a tremendous honour for everyone at SOTI, and we’re greatly appreciative of the recognition from EY.”
In addition to a commitment to his employees, customers, and partners, Carl maintains a tight connection to his community, coaching youth soccer and hockey for a number of years as well as being involved with local universities. Carl has spearheaded an initiative to contribute funding to research projects with local universities and colleges, including University of Waterloo, and Sheridan College.
SOTI’s future is centered on broader EMM integration with Internet of Things-enabled devices, M2M technologies, advanced data loss prevention capabilities, and continuing to build an ecosystem of complimentary partners to offer a differentiated value proposition. The company is dedicated to continued innovation and the market can look forward to seeing significant announcements around this investment soon. For more information, please visit http://www.soti.net.
About SOTI Inc.
SOTI is the world's most trusted provider of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions, with over [[CUSTOMERS]] enterprise customers and millions of devices managed worldwide. SOTI's innovative portfolio of solutions and services provide the tools organizations need to truly mobilize their operations and optimize their mobility investments. SOTI's flagship product, MobiControl, allows enterprises to enable, optimize and secure their mobile workforce across all platforms to support corporate-liable and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. SOTI extends secure mobility management beyond basic MDM to provide a total, flexible solution for comprehensive management and security of all mobile devices deployed in an organization.
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.