CHICAGO - April 28, 2015 – EY today announced that Co-Founders Ross Freedman and Brad Schneider of Rightpoint as dual finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Midwest. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Brad and Ross were selected as finalists by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 17th at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Chicago.
“We are honored and humbled to be recognized as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year,” said Brad Schneider, Co-founder. “From the very beginning, our goal has been to create an environment that fosters the entrepreneurial spirit in us and our team. We remain committed to the Rightpoint team, our community and enabling innovative solutions for our clients. I am privileged to be a part of a group that is transforming Chicago, Denver and Detroit.”
“The recognition of being a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award is a great achievement,” said Ross Freedman, Co-founder. “Our accomplishments at Rightpoint would not have been possible without our passionate team. Entrepreneurship (or as we refer to it, “Intrapreneurship”) is a team sport and the amazing people at Rightpoint deserve this recognition as much as Brad and I do.”
Now in its 29th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
In the Midwest, program sponsors include: LaSalle Network, Benefitdecisions, PNC Bank, Merrill Corporation, Becker Professional Education, Cresa Chicago, Smart Business and 1871.
Rightpoint creates world-class digital solutions that drive profitable growth and sustainable competitive advantage for some of the world’s largest companies and most iconic brands. Driven by the firm's passion for pragmatic thinking, Rightpoint's business philosophy is to rethink the "typical" consulting model, combining attributes of management consulting, IT consulting, and creative agency services to help clients drive business results by solving strategic problems. Rightpoint’s breadth of services include digital strategy, mobile, social, cloud, CRM and application development. With a client base of more than 250 companies, Rightpoint was named to Forbes’ 2014 list of America's Most Promising Companies and Crain’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Chicago in 2014. Rightpoint's pervasive "intrapreneurial" spirit, which ensures that clients "get it right" the first time, is the foundation by which Rightpoint has built a strong, national reputation for excellence.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY 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 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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