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Insight Investments LLC President Richard Heard Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2011 Orange County Award Winner


June 16, 2011 - Orange, CA

Insight Investments LLC, the industry experts in technology finance, today announced that President Richard Heard, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Orange County Award in the Technology category. According to Ernst & Young LLP, 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. Richard was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach on June 11, 2011.

"It is an honor to win this prestigious award," said Richard Heard, president of Insight Investments, LLC. "Insight Investments is an Orange County headquartered company that is a leading innovator in enterprise infrastructure, cloud computing, technology finance, and the repurpose of IT systems. We take great pride in helping companies better serve their customers."

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Past award winners have included Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Arthur M. Blank of AMB Group, LLC (Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons), Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Ruth Fertel of Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc., Maxine Clark of Build-a-Bear Workshop, Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone Inc., Matt Szulik of Red Hat, Inc., and last year's national winner, Howard Lutnick, Chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Capital Partners, Inc.

As an Orange County award winner, Richard is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. 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, which will be held November 9-13, 2011.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor.

In Orange County, local sponsors include Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth, ADP, Marsh, Union Bank, Strategic Equity Group, QSI, HKA Public Relations, Orange County Business Journal, RR Donnelley, and Scherzer International.

About Insight Investments, LLC
Based in Orange, California, Insight Investments, LLC helps companies worldwide better control their technology acquisition, leasing, and management requirements. Since 1987, the Company has provided a wide array of solutions designed to fit specific customer needs including new and used equipment acquisition, custom leasing and financing, asset management, off-lease portfolio management, excess equipment disposal, and the integration of best-of-breed technology for data management and security solutions. For further information, please visit www.InsightInvestments.com or call (714) 939-2300.

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
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 141,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.

Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited operating in the US. For more information about our organization, please visit www.ey.com.

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