CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 20, 2012--
On Assignment, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASGN) announced today that President and
CEO Peter T. Dameris received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
2012 Award in the Services category for Greater Los Angeles. 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. Mr. Dameris was selected by an independent panel of judges,
and the award was presented at a special gala on June 19, 2012, at The
Beverly Hilton Hotel.
“It is an honor to have been chosen for this prestigious award out of a
group of many exceptional entrepreneurs,” said Dameris. “I’m really
proud of what On Assignment has been able to accomplish over the past
several years, and a lot of its success is due to our smart, dedicated,
and hardworking employees.”
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
As a Greater Los Angeles award winner, Mr. Dameris is now eligible for
consideration for the National Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award.
Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National
Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the
annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012.
The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic
Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of
high-growth, market-leading companies.
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 the Greater Los Angeles Region, sponsors include Acacia Wealth
Advisors, ADP, CresaPartners, J.H. Cohn, Marsh, Montgomery & Co.,
Scherzer International, Smart Business, Strategic Equity Group, The Big
Picture, and Union Bank.
About On Assignment
On Assignment, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASGN) is a leading global provider of
in-demand, skilled professionals in the growing technology, healthcare,
and life sciences sectors, where quality people are the key to success.
The Company goes beyond matching résumés with job descriptions to match
people they know into positions they understand for temporary,
contract-to-hire, and direct hire assignments. Clients recognize On
Assignment for their quality candidates, quick response, and successful
assignments. Professionals think of On Assignment as career-building
partners with the depth and breadth of experience to help them reach
their goals. On Assignment was founded in 1985 and went public in 1992.
The corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, California, with a
network of approximately 125 branch offices throughout the United
States, Canada, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, and
Spain. Additionally, physician placements are made in Australia and New
Zealand. To learn more, please visit www.onassignment.com.
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.
About Ernst & Young
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advisory services. Worldwide, our 152,000 people are united by our
shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a
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Source: On Assignment, Inc.
For On Assignment, Inc.
SVP, Finance and Chief Financial