February 20, 2014

Cetrom’s Shipley Receives Washington SmartCEO Executive Management Award

Unique leadership style and track record of key accomplishments place Shipley in the company of only 40 top executives from across the Washington region

Vienna, Va. – Feb. 21, 2014 Cetrom Information Technology, Inc. (Cetrom), an industry-leading provider of custom cloud solutions that transform the way SMBs succeed, announces that Jerry Shipley, its Director of Business Development, has been named a recipient of the 2014 Washington SmartCEO Executive Management Award. Only 40 top executives in the Washington region will be recognized for their leadership and accomplishments in the March/April issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on March 13, 2014 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

“All too often, senior leaders in an organization become unsung heroes. This is why SmartCEO designed the Executive Management Awards. The 2014 Executive Management Award winners are not only leading their companies and co-workers to achieve great things but they are also making huge contributions to their communities,” said Jaime Nespor, regional president of SmartCEO media. “We are honored to recognize each of these individuals and celebrate their accomplishments.” Shipley joined Cetrom in 2012, bringing with him a track record of producing positive, bottom line results for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to startup companies at local, national and international levels. He has applied his experience in multiple vertical markets, including telecom, SaaS, healthcare, utilities and maritime, to not only build a successful sales force at Cetrom, but also deliver value to his customers by producing meaningful results. With a focus on achieving success both inside and outside of the business, Shipley believes in nurturing each individual on his team, while attaining and sharing the insight and resources necessary to maintain a high level of expertise in the industry.

Christopher Stark, president and CEO, Cetrom, says, “In working with Jerry, I’ve really gotten to know him, his mind and his impeccable work ethic. These attributes, as well as his leadership and initiative at the helm of Cetrom’s business development, have been instrumental in the company’s success, especially as we recently entered into a period of enormous external growth. Not only does Jerry bring in new clientele, but he also builds and maintains long-term relationships with our existing clients. Furthermore, he has single handedly developed Cetrom’s sales force by training our consultants and leading by example. Working with Jerry has been a truly unique and outstanding experience.” The Executive Management Awards program recognizes the leadership and accomplishments of Washington’s management all-stars — the CFOs, CIOs/CTOs, COOs and other C-suite executives leading the region’s business community. Winners are recognized for their creative management vision, leadership philosophy, innovative strategy and undeniable work ethic.

For more information on the Executive Management Award winners, visit www.smartceo.com.

About SmartCEO
SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, metropolitan areas. Nearly 50,000 offensive-minded, growth-oriented CEOs turn to SmartCEO magazine to find ideas and inspiration to help them grow their businesses. Each issue includes behind-the-scenes looks at local success stories, columns written by key opinion leaders and other resources to help the region’s middle-market CEOs conquer the daily challenges of running a business. SmartCEO magazine is published on a bimonthly basis with editions in four major markets: Baltimore SmartCEO, New York SmartCEO, Philadelphia SmartCEO and Washington SmartCEO.

About the Executive Management Awards
The Executive Management Awards honor C-suite executives who have gone above and beyond to support and lead their organizations. SmartCEO recognizes executives in four categories: CFO, CIO/CTO, COO and CXO (other C-suite executives) who uphold the highest ethics, lead collaboratively and creatively, and enhance and support the organization’s mission. An independent committee of local business leaders reviews the Executive Management Awards nominations, and winners are chosen based on the quality of the nominations submitted. Executive Management Award winners are profiled in the March/April issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards reception in March.

About Cetrom Information Technology, Inc.
Cetrom Information Technology, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of custom cloud solutions that are backed by high-end technology and support teams who consistently achieve near-perfect satisfaction ratings. The company creates IT solutions to meet specific user, mobile, security and application needs for a variety of SMBs including accounting and CPA firms, associations and nonprofits, law offices, and travel management companies. A Microsoft Partner with multiple Gold Competencies, Cetrom is headquartered in Vienna, Va., with offices and SSAE 16-compliant data centers across the United States. Since its founding in 2001, the cloud computing trailblazer has maintained a spotless track record of zero downtime and was recently named a Cloud Computing Excellence award winner, an Inc. 500l5000 company, one of Virginia’s Fantastic 50, and a Washington Business Journal Best Place to Work. Together with technology partners like Citrix, Dell, EMC2, Lenovo and CenturyLink, Cetrom is evolutionizing IT. Learn more at www.cetrom.net.

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