Carbonite CEO David Friend Named Entrepreneur Of The Year

by Lynnette Nolan | Jun 30, 2010

Congratulations to our CEO, David Friend, who was named the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year for New England in the Emerging Technology – consumer and small business category. Dave was awarded this honor last night at a black tie gala at Boston’s Renaisance Waterfront Hotel.

Dave now moves on to the National competition which culminates with an awards ceremony in November in Palm Springs. In his acceptance speech, Dave singled out Jeff Flowers, Carbonite’s CTO and Dave’s business partner for over 30 years, as the person whose technical brilliance made this award possible.

We’ve all experienced Dave’s passion for Carbonite. Carbonite is Dave’s sixth company over a span of nearly 40 years. Those of us who know Dave and have had the privilege of working with him realize that he neither needs or nor seeks the kind of recognition that was awarded him last night. The E&Y Entrepreneurship award is certainly the most prestigious award an entrepreneur can win, and even though we almost had to drag Dave to this competition, we’re very proud that he won. After all the companies he’s founded, all the jobs he’s created, and all the great products he’s introduced to the world, we’re really pleased to see him get the recognition he so deserves.

So congratulations, Dave. We're proud of Carbonite and we’re proud of you as our leader.