Rook Security CEO J.J. Thompson Named an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award Finalist in the Ohio Valley Region

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INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rook Security, a provider of global IT security solutions protecting sensitive data against dynamic, emerging threats, is proud to announce that CEO J.J. Thompson has been named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Ohio Valley Region. 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. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 4, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Cincinnati.

“I am humbled to be counted among the finalists for the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award,” said J.J. Thompson, CEO of Rook Security. “Rook Security has been in a state of explosive growth over the last few years, showing the increasing need for companies to invest in managed security and advisory services. During my time at EY, I learned the importance of investing early in repeatable and sustainable processes along with effective controls. When combined with our innovative talent, these capabilities enable Rook Security to scale with efficiency while maintaining quality for years to come.”

Now in its 29th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners will be eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY 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.

Rook Security’s latest recognition follows a recent line of industry and business accolades. In 2014, Rook Security earned a coveted spot on the renowned Inc. 500 list after achieving 942.3 percent revenue growth between 2010 and 2013. In addition to achieving a spot on the Inc. 500 list, making it the No. 9 fastest growing privately held security company in the United States, Rook Security was also recognized by TechPoint as the fastest-growing technology company in Indiana. Rook Security was also honored in 2014 by the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE) and the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) as one of the2014 Indiana Companies to Watch.


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

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 keygovernment 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

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing,we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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About Rook Security

Rook Security is a provider of global IT security solutions protecting sensitive data against dynamic, emerging threats. Rook’s advisory and managed security services deliver visibility, intelligence, and response® in security operations to overcome the complex problems that continue to plague most organizations. As an integrated extension of their internal team, Rook helps organizations achieve a mature security and risk management program. Rook's advisory and managed security services have helped to improve the way organizations from start-ups to Fortune 100 firms protect their data and manage their risk. For more information, join us on Twitter @RookSecurity,Facebook, or

Rook Security and the Rook Security logo are trademarks, registered trademarks, and/or service marks of Rook Security in the United States and other countries. All other names are trademarks or registered marks of their respective owners.



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