Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Tim Neal, co-founder and CEO of GoExpedi, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Gulf Coast Area Award finalist. Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors unstoppable business leaders whose ambition, ingenuity and courage in the face of adversity help catapult us from the now to next and beyond.
Tim Neal was selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced during a special virtual celebration on August 4 and will become lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world.
Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
“I am honored to be a finalist for one of the world’s most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® for the Gulf Coast Area Award,” said Tim Neal, CEO of GoExpedi. “GoExpedi has grown exponentially since launching in 2017 due to our forward-thinking and innovative e-commerce tools we’re applying to industrial sectors, which are experiencing a major benefit in terms of cost savings, efficiencies and data insights. For our hard work, inventiveness and growth success to be recognized among so many other visionaries in the Gulf Coast Area is truly an honor and humbling. I wish all my fellow entrepreneurs the best of luck for this year’s awards and continued success.”
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November at the 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 2022.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation.
In the Gulf Coast Area, sponsors also include Colliers International; DLA Piper, LLC; PNC Bank; Houston Business Journal; Pierpont Communications; and SolomonEdwards.