Entrepreneur Of The Year® celebrates ambitious entrepreneurs who are building a better world.
UPDATE – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Michael Stomberg, CEO of ProPharma Group (ProPharma), was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Midwest Award Winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. Stomberg was selected by an independent judging panel comprised of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors, and other regional business leaders. The candidates were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.
For nearly four decades, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ambition, courage, and ingenuity have driven their companies' success, transformed their industries, and made a positive impact on their communities. Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award winners become lifetime members of a global, multi-industry community of entrepreneurs, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight, and wisdom of program alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources. Since 1986, the Entrepreneur Of The Year® program has recognized more than 11,000 US executives.
As a Midwest Award Winner, Stomberg is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 National Awards. The National Award winners, including the Entrepreneur Of The Year® National Overall Award winner, will be announced in November. The Entrepreneur Of The Year® National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in June 2024.
A full list of Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Midwest Award Winners can be found here.
Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates ambitious entrepreneurs who are building bolder futures
RALEIGH, NC, May 1, 2023 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Chief Executive Officer, Michael Stomberg of ProPharma Group (ProPharma), was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Midwest Award finalist. Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.
Stomberg was selected by an independent panel of judges. Entrepreneurs were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.
"I am honored to be recognized as an Entrepreneur of the Year finalist for the Midwest region," said Stomberg. "It is my privilege to share this recognition with the incredible teams around me who work tirelessly to deliver our mission, vision, and purpose with unwavering commitment and dedication to achieve success. Being an entrepreneur entails welcoming the unpredictability and difficulties that accompany creating something new. I take pride in being a member of a team that honors and encourages entrepreneurship, and I am excited to keep exploring the limits of what can be achieved."
Regional award winners will be announced on June 21, 2023, during a special celebration. The winners will then be considered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation's most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2024.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 entrepreneurs throughout the US since its inception in 1986, and it has grown to recognize business leaders across 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world's most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National Overall Award winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title.
For the past 20 years, ProPharma, a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners, has improved the health and wellness of patients by providing advice and expertise that empowers biotech, med device, and pharmaceutical organizations of all sizes to confidently advance scientific breakthroughs and introduce new therapies. As the world's largest RCO (Research Consulting Organization), ProPharma partners with its clients through an advise-build-operate model across the complete product lifecycle. With deep domain expertise in regulatory sciences, clinical research solutions, quality and compliance, pharmacovigilance, medical information, and R&D technology, ProPharma offers an end-to-end suite of fully customizable consulting solutions that de-risk and accelerate our partners' most high-profile drug and device programs. For further information about ProPharma, please visit: https://www.propharmagroup.com.
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