Apr 11, 2013

(mt) Media Temple CEO & Co-Founder Demian Sellfors Named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2013 Semifinalist in Greater Los Angeles

Demian Sellfors, CEO & Co-Founder of (mt) Media Temple, a leading provider of web hosting and cloud services, has been named a semifinalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 program in the Greater Los Angeles region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Recognized as an industry thought leader and expert in the science of culture, Sellfors has made it his mission to build a company that encourages innovation and creativity for (mt) Media Temple’s hundreds of thousands of users, as well as the company’s own 200+ employees. His unique approach and passion for success allows all types of creatives, entrepreneurs and small businesses the best opportunities to expand their digital footprint and bring ideas to life.

“I am honored to have been named a semifinalist in this prestigious program among a renowned list of winners that have defined the meaning of entrepreneurship,” Sellfors said. “Media Temple was founded on the premise of hosting great ideas, and we are passionate about providing other entrepreneurs the opportunity to be creative online and the tools and support to continue to evolve their own brand or business.”

Through his passion and innovative spirit, Sellfors has guided (mt) Media Temple to grow into one of the most acclaimed web hosting companies for all types of users. Beyond (mt) Media Temple’s fast and reliable technology, Sellfors has also shown the importance of customer service by creating an unparalleled program that nurtures the (mt) Media Temple community. Currently, (mt) Media Temple serves more than one million websites to more than 125,000 customers.

Now in its 27th 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. Finalists will be named in May, with awards being presented at a special gala on June 18th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In Greater Los Angeles, platinum sponsors include Marsh, Scherzer International, Smart Business, Union Bank and silver sponsors include Acacia Wealth Advisors, Avison Young, The Big Picture, Strategic Equity Group.

About (mt) Media Temple

From its inception in 1998, (mt) Media Temple has been on a mission to help people and businesses succeed online. Over 125,000 customers in 100 countries now rely on Media Temple’s simple tools for domain registration, web hosting, business applications, virtual servers, and other cloud services to power more than 1.5 million websites. We take pride in offering a premium service at a competitive price, along with exemplary 24/7 customer support. Our customers range from everyday people to top bloggers, creative professionals, and small businesses, as well as large enterprises like Starbucks, Adidas, Samsung, and Toyota. With 200 dedicated, U.S.-based employees, Media Temple has been repeatedly recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in North America—and one of the best places to work. Find us anytime on the web at www.mediatemple.net or on Twitter @MediaTemple.

About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.

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Natascha French
Allison+Partners on behalf of Media Temple

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