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EY Announces Ben Wright 2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalist

By June 23, 2017September 27th, 2022No Comments
PRESS RELEASE: EY Announces Ben Wright 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

DENVER, CO – June 23, 2017 – EY announced that Ben Wright, CEO of Velocity Global, was selected as a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Mountain Desert region. Finalists were selected by a panel of independent judges made up of regional entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from academia, business and the media. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.  Award winners were announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Ben Wright said of the nomination, “We are truly honored to be recognized as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program for our region.  Our team has accomplished more in three short years than we ever could have imagined and if you ask anyone around here, they’ll tell you we’re just getting started.  I’m incredibly proud of our team and this award is a reflection of their incredible success.”

As the leader in global expansion solutions, Velocity Global is broadly disrupting the professional services sector by emphasizing efficiency, delivering best-in-class service, and providing unparalleled expertise.  Ben Wright and his team have received continual recognition both regionally and across the United States, including being named 2016 PEO of the Year and being listed among Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2017 100 Brilliant Ideas.  This latest nomination solidifies Velocity Global as leaders in their industry and allows them to continue focusing on growth and success.

Now in its 31st year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.  Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. This national awards ceremony is the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, 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 in the U.S. by SAP America, Merrill Corporation, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In the Mountain Desert region, sponsors include Faegre Baker Daniels, Colliers International, Woodruff-Sawyer & Co, and the Denver Business Journal.

About Velocity Global:

Velocity Global is a global employment solutions provider that has reinvented the way companies do business overseas. With capabilities in over 185 countries, Velocity Global prides itself on providing best-in-class service and innovative solutions. Its flagship offering, International PEO, also known as Global Employer of Record, enables companies to break into new markets quickly and efficiently with an agile approach. Velocity Global handles risk mitigation, compliance, payroll, and benefits to support the international expansion goals of its clients.

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About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program 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 awards program 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 over 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

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