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Jim Simpson and Matt Warner Nominated for Prestigious Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Award

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Jim Simpson and Matt Warner Nominated for Prestigious Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Award
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We’re excited to share that Ernst & Young LLP (EY) has named Blumira CEO Jim Simpson and CTO and Co-founder Matt Warner finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Michigan and Northwest Ohio Award. Jim and Matt are two of 34 regional entrepreneurs from 30 companies selected as finalists based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact.

Entrepreneur Of The Year is a competitive business award for audacious leaders who disrupt markets, revolutionize sectors and have a transformational impact on lives. Over the past four decades, the program has recognized daring entrepreneurs with big ideas and bold actions that reshape our world.

Matt and Jim strive to eliminate gatekeeping in the infosec industry. They are passionate about helping SMBs, often most vulnerable to cyberattacks, improve their security maturity with thoughtful and intentional cybersecurity solutions. Under their leadership, Ann Arbor-based Blumira has successfully launched various solutions that lower the barrier to entry for companies of all sizes, enabling them to uplevel their security stature through effective detection and prevention of security breaches. 

“We are incredibly proud of Jim and Matt for being named as finalists for this esteemed award,” said Megan Dubofsky, Operating Partner & CMO at Blumira investor, Ten Eleven Ventures. “Their leadership, dedication, and innovative spirit have been integral to Blumira’s success, to building the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Michigan, and to the continued advancement of cybersecurity technology in our country.”

Their vision, strategic thinking and ability to inspire and lead their teams have been instrumental in driving our company forward and establishing Blumira as a leader in the cybersecurity space. Blumira has experienced a 69% increase in our customer base year-over-year, while our managed service provider (MSP) network has expanded at an impressive 448% compound annual growth rate (CAGR).

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Jim and Matt for this well-deserved recognition! As they progress in the competition, we wish them the best of luck and look forward to the awards celebration on June 20, when EY will announce the winners.

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