EY Names Alliant CEO, Bruce Flitcroft, as 2016 Entreprenuer of the Year Finalist


Iselin, NJ – April 26, 2016 – EY announced today that Bruce Flitcroft, CEO of Alliant Technologies, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2016 Award in the New Jersey.  The awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.  Flitcroft was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges.  The EY Entrepreneur of the Year program recognizes business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.  Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 23 at the Hyatt Regency, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. 

Flitcroft, who has led the charge for Alliant since he founded it in 1998, recognized the flaws in the traditional IT infrastructure consumption model of purchasing IT equipment and managing countless vendors.  He recognized that business leaders needed a simpler, more reliable and agile environment that enabled CIOs to get back to driving strategic value. So Bruce and his team built the first IT infrastructure utility delivering IT in a flexible consumption economics model.

Flitcroft continues to fundamentally transform the IT industry to pave the way for customers to grow and succeed during the transformation from the Information Age to the Digital Age.  Alliant’s IT infrastructure utility consumption model has gained significant buzz and momentum among customers as well as industry analysts and partners; it’s clear as to why EY selected Flitcroft to be included among other exemplary entrepreneurs and leaders. 

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 EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

About Alliant

As the pioneer IT infrastructure utility company, Alliant designs, deploys and manages global IT infrastructure for some of the most well-known brands in the world. We do this though our scalable IT infrastructure utility for enterprise Wide Area Network, Local Area Network, Unified Communications, Network Security and Data Center systems. Our IT utility enables customers to efficiently scale and meet the demands of Internet of Things (IoT) and the Digital Age. Alliant Technologies is unique in the industry in the way it provides simplicity and peace of mind, while lowering operating costs and risk for commercial enterprises.  Learn more at www.allianttech.com.

About EY Entrepreneur of the Year®

EY 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 145 cities in more than 60 countries.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In New Jersey, sponsors also include PNC, DLA Piper, Morgan Lewis, Pine Hill Group, Cresa, Empire Valuation Consultants, SolomonEdwardsGroup and NJBIZ.

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Press Contact: Katie Patterson Alliant Technologies +1 973 775 4112 kpatterson@allianttech.com