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Ross Haghighat Named 2018 Celebration Of Excellence Entrepreneur Of The Year

Enterprise Bank Award Recognizes Individuals and Businesses that Enrich Our Communities  Company

CHELMSFORD, Mass, May 7, 2018: Business executive, serial entrepreneur, and venture capitalist Ross Haghighat has been honored as “Entrepreneur of the Year” at the 2018 Enterprise Bank Celebration of Excellence Awards. 

Inaugurated in 2008, Enterprise Bank’s Celebration of Excellence celebrates the remarkable entrepreneurs, businesses, and community leaders who have achieved success, while inspiring others to excel. The Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes and celebrates an individual for their entrepreneurial spirit, vision, innovation, determination and persistence.

“Ross Haghighat’s innovations and hands-on leadership have been a catalyst in the transformation of companies from early-stage technology firms to successful corporations,” said Enterprise Bank CEO Jack Clancy. “Through perseverance, creativity, ambition, humanity, and the ability to bring out the best in those around him, he develops tomorrow’s solutions today. His relentless pursuit of a goal is balanced with his genuine respect for others and his ultimate vision—to make the world a better place. For all of these reasons, we are proud to honor Ross Haghighat as 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year.”

“I am truly honored to receive the Enterprise Bank Celebration of Excellence award for Entrepreneur of the Year,” said Ross Haghighat. “This recognition is a reflection not of my individual achievement, but of collaborative effort of the amazing individuals and companies with whom I have been so fortunate to work throughout my career.”

The Celebration of Excellence recognizes individuals and organizations in the following categories: Educator of the Year, Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Community Service, Corporate Philanthropy, and Non-Profit of the Year. The 2018 award ceremony was held May 1 at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

About Ross Haghighat

Ross Haghighat is a US-based business executive, serial entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. He has been a founder, co-founder, and board member of more than a dozen private and public technology companies in the US, Europe, Middle East, and Australia. His passion is to help innovative entrepreneurs and companies mature from their start-up phase to ultimately becoming globally embraced corporations. In the past 20 years, his various innovations, hands-on leadership skills, and Board recommendations have played a large role in the transformation of companies from early-stage technology firms to successful corporations, as well as, integrated divisions of Fortune 500 companies. He has generated in excess of $4B in shareholder value. His projects impact broad markets spanning; telecomm, biopharma, cloud-based disease management, industrial chemicals, and military logistics.

About Enterprise Bank

Founded in 1988 in Lowell, Massachusetts, Enterprise Bank serves the entrepreneurial spirit of our thriving, local communities. As a full-service commercial institution, Enterprise Bank provides financial resources for growing businesses, professionals, non-profits and individuals that are welcomed not just as customers, but as neighbors. Enterprise Bank has 24 full-service branches located in the Massachusetts communities of Lowell, Acton, Andover, Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Fitchburg, Lawrence, Leominster, Methuen, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro and Westford, and in the New Hampshire communities of Derry, Hudson, Nashua, Pelham, Salem and Windham. Enterprise Bank and Trust Company is listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the stock symbol “EBTC.” For further information, visit EnterpriseBanking.com.

About Triton Systems

Triton Systems Inc. is a global product venturing and investment company creating product-driven enterprises through a proven and proprietary stage-gate “Venture-through-Invention”-process.  We nurture innovative ideas from concept through full commercial exploitation across multiple disciplines, markets and geographies. We aspire to create successful enterprises by growing opportunities, either internally or by partnering with exceptional entrepreneurs.  We merge creative minds with proven leadership teams and patient capital (dilutive and non-dilutive) to help transforms ideas into sustainable growth stories on a global scale.