Mendix CEO Derek Roos Named Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

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App platform for the enterprise company founder honored at awards gala

BOSTON – October 9, 2012 – Mendix, the app platform company for the enterprise, is honored to announce that the company’s CEO and founder Derek Roos, has been named Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year. Awarded at the honorees gala in Amsterdam on October 6, Roos was recognized for his entrepreneurial vision, his willingness to take on risk, change the marketplace and use technology successfully in new and innovative ways.

Roos has led the vision for Mendix along with corporate strategy and rapid global expansion from the company’s Boston headquarters. The company’s app platform which enables businesses to develop web and mobile apps quicker and more flexibly, integrate into existing corporate systems seamlessly and deploy in the cloud instantly, has led the business to an unprecedented seven straight years of triple-digit growth.

This company news comes on the heels of last week’s Mendix 5 announcement at Mendix World 2012. The release is designed to make it easier and faster for business-side developers and power users to build and deploy multiple web and mobile apps while providing enterprise security and control for IT in one centralized place.

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