Nashville, Tenn. – Qualifacts Systems Inc., has announced that the company and two of its executives are finalists for prestigious Nashville business and technology awards.
David Klements, president and CEO of Qualifacts, is a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year for the inaugural NEXT Awards, jointly presented by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Entrepreneur Center. Qualifacts is a finalist for Technology Company of the Year, and Gregg Boyle, chief technology officer of Qualifacts, is a finalist for CTO of the Year for the third annual Nashville Technology Awards presented by the Nashville Technology Council.
“Our thriving entrepreneurial community has contributed significantly to the economic prosperity of Middle Tennessee,” said Ralph Schulz president and CEO of Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce about the NEXT Awards. “We are proud to be able to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of these businesses and individuals.”
For Qualifacts, being recognized as an innovative technology leader in Nashville’s competitive healthcare space is another validation that the company is moving in the right direction.
Klements will receive recognition as a NEXT Awards finalist at an awards dinner held Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Boyle and Qualifacts will be recognized as Tech Awards finalists at the awards gala held Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
The 2011 NEXT Awards, formerly the Future 50 Awards, are presented by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Nashville Entrepreneur Center, in partnership with Bank of America. Additional sponsors include Bandit Lites, KraftCPAs, Lipscomb University Center for Entrepreneurship, Tennessean Media Group and WSMV-TV.
These awards were created to recognize the accomplishments of companies and individual entrepreneurs in five areas of business especially important to the Nashville economy: health care; technology; digital media and entertainment; sustainability and alternative energy; and social enterprise.