Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in the Consumer and Technology Services Category
GiftCardRescue.com announced today that Founder and CEO Kwame Kuadey has received the Ernest & Young 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year™ Award in Consumer and Technology Services category in Maryland. The eight Maryland winners were selected by a panel of independent judges and honored at the annual black-tie event held on June 12th at the Hilton in Baltimore. The EY awards program recognizes high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and success in financial performance, innovation and personal commitment to their business and local community.
“This is truly an honor,” said Kuadey. ” To have my hardwork and efforts as an entrepreneur validated with such a prestigious award is a moment I will cherish forever.”
Now in its 28th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2013 winner Hamid Moghadam, CEO and Chairman of Prologis.
As a Maryland award winner, Kwame Kuadey is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.