Masergy Communications Inc.has announced the company's CEO, Chris MacFarland, has been named a finalist for the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year™ in the Southwest Region. This marks the second consecutive year that MacFarland has been named a finalist. This year, under his leadership, Masergy surpassed $1 billion in cumulative revenue since inception and achieved an impressive YoY growth of 22 percent.

As CEO, MacFarland has transformed Masergy into one of the fastest growing and well-respected managed networking and cloud service providers in the industry. He accomplished this by applying a set of sound principles that embraces a culture of teamwork and an unprecedented quality standard that delivers a level of customer service that is unsurpassed in the market.  

Under his leadership, Masergy continues to expand its advanced, global cloud networking platform across six continents, delivering seamless service to any business location.  MacFarland continues to push the boundaries of innovation, maintaining the delicate balance of delivering next generation solutions and technologies while sustaining a world-class client experience.  MacFarland's vision has allowed the company to materially expand its offerings that today includes Managed Cloud Networking, Unified Communications as a Service, Real-time Analytics, and Security as a Service.

According to MacFarland, "Our employees are our most important asset and we share a strong sense of community. To this end, we have nurtured an environment where mutual trust and collaboration is paramount and where each employee feels empowered and understands the difference that they are making within the business. This philosophy directly drives Masergy's ability to provide the industry's best customer service experience, as evidenced by our industry leading net promoter score of 59.3."

Award winners will be announced at a special gala on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas. Regional award winners are 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 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.