Jessica Firestone, President and CEO of Tempest Telecom Solutions LLC, named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 finalist in Greater Los Angeles

SANTA BARBARA, CA, May 15, 2013 – Ernst & Young LLP announced that Jessica Firestone, President and CEO of Tempest Telecom Solutions, a leading supplier of DAS and Small Cell turnkey services, telecom infrastructure equipment and repair to national service providers and network operators, was named a finalist 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. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on Tuesday, June 18th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

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.

Sponsors

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, CresaPartners and Strategic Equity Group.

About Tempest Telecom Solutions, LLC

Tempest Telecom Solutions, LCC is a leading provider of turnkey DAS and Small Cell services, telecom infrastructure equipment and repair services, helping service providers and network operators build, expand, and maintain their networks faster and more cost-effectively.  Tempest’s solutions comprise of a wide variety of equipment and service offerings including:DAS, Small Cell and In-building Wireless systems, equipment harvesting and reutilization programs, 4G deployment equipment,  microwave equipment, existing network expansion and upgrades equipment repair, IP migration services, , asset recovery and equipment disposition services.  Tempest was named as one of the nation’s Top 50 Fastest Growing Women Owned Businesses by the Women President’s Organization (WPO).  Tempest is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE).  www.tempesttelecom.com

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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