Mike Wagner, President & CEO, won the Ernst & Young 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. On June 16, at a black tie gala at the Wyndham Hotel Downtown Pittsburgh, Mike was named the EOY Award Winner for the Service Category. He’ll move on as a finalist for the National EOY Awards at a ceremony in Palm Springs in November.

Research shows that companies founded by EOY award winners grow faster than other businesses, beating annual US GDP growth by as much as 100%. The winners have taken their businesses public at a rate three times the US average and outperformed the US stock market every year since the program’s inception. Further, they’ve consistently beat US job growth. These results would rank them #16 on the list of the worlds’ largest economies.

Way to go, Mike! We’re so proud of you.

And the winner is…Mike Wagner. Enjoy these 2 minutes of inspiration as he accepts this award.