Ernst & Young announces Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Friday, June 21, 2013
Posted by: Maggie Reber-Wynn
Ernst & Young
announces Entrepreneur Of The Year®
2013 winners inthe Mountain Desert region
Denver, CO, June
20, 2013 – Ernst & Young LLP today announced the
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award winners in
the Mountain Desert region which includes Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. The
award recognizes outstanding high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate
excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial
performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The
finalists and winners were selected by an independent panel of judges and
honored at a gala event at the Denver
Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, June 20, 2013.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Mountain Desert award recipients are:
Distribution & Services
Stephen Hughes, CEO
Boulder Brands, Inc. (Niwot, CO)
Kenneth Weiner, Founding
Partner & CEO,
Eating Recovery Center (Denver, CO)
Terry McDaniel, President
Inventure Foods, Inc. (Phoenix, AZ)
Justin Gold, Founder
Mike Shehan, CEO
Swoboda, COO, CFO & Co-Founder, SpotXchange,
Inc. (Westminster, CO)
Estate & Construction
Jeffrey Elowe, President
The Laramar Group (Greenwood Village, CO)
Brad Jannenga, President
Now in its 27th year, the
Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of
such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Arthur M.
Blank of AMB Group, LLC (The Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons), Pierre Omidyar of eBay
Inc., Ruth Fertel of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Maxine Clark of Build-A-Bear
Workshop, Inc., Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone, Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of
LinkedIn, and 2012 winner Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani Inc.
regional award winners now go on to compete at the national level. 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 16, 2013. The awards are the culminating
event of the Ernst&Young Strategic Growth Forum®,
the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading
Founded and produced by
Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally
sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In the Mountain Desert
region local sponsors include: Faegre Baker Daniels, BBVA Compass, ADP,
Scherzer International and the Denver Business Journal.
About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year®
& 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
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