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Ryla Inc. CEO Named Finalist for Ernst & Young
Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 Award

Monday, June 08, 2009
Kennesaw, GA - June 8, 2009 - Ryla Inc., a leading domestic provider of outsourced call center and customer contact solutions, announced that its founder, chief executive officer and president, Mark Wilson, has been named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award® in the Alabama/Georgia/Tennessee region. The winner will be announced at an awards gala on June 25, 2009 at the InterContinental Hotel Buckhead in Atlanta.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Finalists are selected by an independent panel made up of regional business, academic and community leaders.

“Being selected as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award is a great honor for me as well as for our company,” said Wilson. “People are the most important asset for a company’s success, and this award recognizes Ryla’s commitment to creating jobs, valuing employees and serving customers.”

Since its inception in 2001, Ryla has grown tremendously—both in revenue and employee size under Wilson’s leadership. In the past year, Ryla created 2,000 jobs at its corporate headquarters in Kennesaw, Ga. and announced 1,200 positions to be filled by 2012 at the company’s new regional headquarters in Mobile, Ala. To date, Ryla has hired 500 contact center agents at the Mobile regional headquarters.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif. on November 14, 2009. 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.

About Ryla
Ryla is a leading provider of global customer contact solutions for companies and government agencies requiring Excellent Interactions Every Time.SM Domestically focused, Ryla delivers both ongoing and on-demand customized solutions and staffing to meet each client’s business goals, including quick ramp-up, project-based solutions for crisis response, seasonal retail and political needs. Headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia, Ryla is a different kind of call center, ranked one of the fastest growing private companies in the nation by Inc. magazine and nationally recognized as a top workplace. To learn more, visit or call 1-888-YES-RYLA.