Mahfuz Ahmed, founder and CEO of Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS), a leading global IT staffing and consulting company, has been selected as the winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award winner of the Greater Washington D.C. region. The award distinguishes high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Under Mahfuz’s leadership, DISYS has maintained an annual growth rate of 30 percent and now serves over 300 clients including many Fortune 500 companies. DISYS’ rapid growth is a true testament to Mahfuz’s expertise, strategic vision, and perception of market performance.
DISYS’ success comes from a seasoned approach to developing business solutions and providing highly skilled teams to complement a client’s technology staff without the burden of long-term costs associated with hiring and training. With the aggressive sales and delivery models created by Mahfuz and executed by an experienced leadership team, DISYS has expanded into new markets by leveraging its deep and diverse client base to establish the DISYS brand and foster new relationships. Recently opening offices in Columbus, Ohio, DISYS has increased its footprint to 36 Offices worldwide.
In 2012, the company bolstered its growth potential by acquiring Conversion Services International, Inc. (CSI), a New Jersey-based provider of information management and business process optimization solutions as well as through the establishment of global offices in the Czech Republic and client support in China and Japan. New service delivery centers in Switzerland, India, and Brazil reinforce DISYS’ commitment to regular, in-person client support to ensure quality and value.
Additionally, DISYS received a $20 million growth equity investment in 2012, led by Weston Presidio. The investment came at a strategic point in DISYS’ growth, and afforded the firm the opportunity to target strategic acquisitions and provide a richer service portfolio of IT solutions to its clients.
“I love the innovation, independent thinking, and collaboration that being an entrepreneur allows me. I’m passionate about being able to develop and deliver services and solutions that are impacting the greater business landscape,” Mahfuz Ahmed stated. “I’m honored to receive this prestigious award on behalf of everyone at DISYS. Without the work of our dedicated employees, we could not have grown into the global IT solutions company we are today, and I am proud that our achievements have been recognized by such an established and impressive organization as Ernst & Young.”
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.