Ernst & Young - Bryan Pearce Discusses Successful Entrepreneurs
Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and owner of Chobani Inc., producer of an American brand of Greek-style yogurt, beat out nearly 2,000 of the world’s best entrepreneurs to be named the overall winner of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of The Year 2012.
Ulukaya is one of Ernst & Young’s 25-plus year quest to recognize those whose entrepreneurial spirits serve as role models for aspiring innovators. Finalists were not just from the proverbial Silicon Valley startup — they were spread across all sectors throughout the country.
This year Ernst & Young, working in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, set out to analyze why this group of entrepreneurs has been able to prosper in the face of uncertain and trying economic times.
“This group grew their revenue overall 48 percent over the last two years. The S&P 500 grew at 16 percent,” said E&Y partner Bryan Pearce. In addition, the entrepreneurs grew 150,000 jobs during the same period.
SOURCE: CNBC.com, gcase.org