AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that chief executive officer Ross Buhrdorf of ZenBusiness was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Gulf South 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.
Buhrdorf 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.
“What an honor to be recognized as a finalist by Ernst & Young– especially since my job lets me witness great CEOs up close,” said Ross Buhrdorf, chief executive officer, ZenBusiness. “I’m inspired every single day by the nearly half million ZenBusiness CEOs who are out there. These are the people who teach me how to hustle like a boss and listen like a leader.”
Regional award winners will be announced on June 15, 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.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards include presenting sponsors PNC Bank, N.A.; SAP America; and the Kauffman Foundation. In the Gulf South, sponsors also include Colliers, DLA Piper, Marsh McLennan Agency, ADP, Pierpont Communications and vcfo.
ZenBusiness is the one-stop digital platform to help anybody launch, run, and grow a business. As a Public Benefit Corporation, we’re committed to unleashing the entrepreneur in everybody, so they can create meaningful work. Our tools make it easy to form your business, build your website, manage your money, and attract customers. We guide you to success, from paperwork and finances to marketing and taxes. It’s why Forbes calls us the “best” in the business.
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