Tom Gildred, Chairman of the Board of FMT ConsultantsSan Diego, California, June 25, 2012 – Ernst & Young LLP recently announced that Tom Gildred, Founder and Chairman of the Board of FMT Consultants, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Gildred was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala on June 13, 2012 at The Hyatt Regency Aventine, La Jolla, CA.

“I would like to congratulate all the winners and thank them for their contributions to the city of San Diego and our economy. I’m very pleased to be part of this group of highly regarded CEOs who are focused on the success of their businesses and giving back to our community” said Tom Gildred. “It is an honor to be awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.”

Founded by Gildred in 1995, FMT Consultants is a leading provider of technology solutions designed to help clients address challenging business and technology issues. Areas of specialty include Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Accounting and ERP, Collaboration and Workflow, Business Intelligence, custom .NET development and integration services, content and document management and complete Information Technology (IT) solutions.

FMT leverages the power of a broad array of applications including Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Dynamics GP, Sharepoint, SAP Business by Design and more. The team is experienced at implementing and integrating software and systems into clients businesses to provide holistic and seamless solutions.

Now in its 26th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of FedEx, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Richard Schulze of Best Buy, Andrew Mason of Groupon, Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and many more.

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young 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 140 cities in more than 50 countries.

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About FMT Consultants
FMT Consultants, LLC is a leading provider of integrated business solutions and information technology services throughout the US and Canada with a significant presence in San Diego County, Orange County and Los Angeles County. Since 1995, their experienced teams of consultants have been working with clients to architect and deliver high-quality, affordable technology solutions that help them run their businesses better. FMT’s expertise includes analyzing, designing, implementing, developing and integrating multiple software and hardware systems, as necessary, to optimize client’s business processes and achieve their goals. In addition to doing project-based work, FMT provides support services for numerous clients in a variety of industries in order to assist them with their ongoing, day-to-day solution needs.