EY Entrepreneur of the Year

CEO Mike Thompson Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Semi-Finalist

Campbell, CA (April 7, 2016) – Groupware Technology, a leading data center solution provider, today announced that president and CEO, Mike Thompson, has been selected as a semifinalist in the Ernst and Young (EY) Entrepreneur of The Year 2016 Northern California awards program.

In its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur of The Year awards program recognizes entrepreneurs in over 145 cities in 60 countries who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

With average annual growth of 50% over 10 years, Mike’s leadership has led Groupware to record growth, low turnover and consistently profitable results in the ultra-competitive Bay Area business climate. With a keen focus on strategy and planning, Mike has a proven track-record building effective teams and partnerships to deliver value-driven technology solutions to enterprise customers.

A technology industry veteran raised in the Silicon Valley, Mike had made going beyond what is expected for customers and employees, and the community, tenets of the company’s Core Values.  “It’s a real honor to be selected as a semifinalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year award in Northern California,” said Mike Thompson. “I am most proud of the culture of excellence that our leadership team has been able to foster. This recognition and our continued evolution is powered by the energy of the incredible Groupware team that works as hard as I do for our future.”

A panel of independent judges evaluate entrepreneurs that demonstrate exceptional vision, skill and passion selected Northern California business leaders as semifinalists in the Entrepreneur of the Year program (view list). Finalists will be announced Wednesday, May 11 and winners will be announced at a black tie Awards Gala on Friday, June 24, with over 500 Founders, CEOs and other business leaders at The Fairmont San Jose.



About Groupware Technology

Groupware Technology, Inc. is a leading data center infrastructure solution provider that delivers services and solutions to customers to increase business and IT agility and boost ROI on technology investments. Our commitment to our customers is to help optimize their existing IT assets, evaluate and implement new technologies and provide a road map toward cloud-centric infrastructure models.  Groupware specializes in data center infrastructure and cloud computing solutions, rack integration services and first call support. For more information, contact (408) 540-0090 or visit



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