HOUSTON, June 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Tim neal, co-founder and CEO of GoExpedi, was named a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Gulf Coast Area Award. 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 us catapult ourselves to today and beyond.
Tim neal was selected by a panel of independent judges. The winners will be announced at a special virtual celebration on August 4 and become life members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur of the Year alumni from around the world.
Entrepreneur of the Year is one of the most prestigious competitive awards programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high growth companies. Nominees are evaluated on the basis of six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a company based on values; and originality, innovation and plans for the future. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 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 its launch in 2017 thanks to our pioneering and innovative e-commerce tools that we apply to industrial sectors, which enjoy a major advantage in terms of cost savings, efficiency and data information. For our hard work, the inventiveness and successful growth to be recognized among so many other visionaries in the Gulf Coast region is truly an honor and a lesson in humility. I wish all of my fellow entrepreneurs the best of luck with this year’s awards and continued success. “
Regional winners may be considered for the National Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, which will be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum.®, one of the country’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth companies and market leaders. The winner of the National Global Entrepreneur of the Year Award will then compete for the EY Global Entrepreneur of the Year Award ™ in June 2022.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur of the Year awards are sponsored nationally by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation.
In the Gulf Coast region, sponsors also include Colliers International; DLA Piper, LLC; PNC Bank; Houston Business Journal; Pierpont Communications; and SalomonEdwards.
Launched in 2017 and based in Houston, texas, GoExpedi provides more than 200,000 critical parts and supplies with full transparency on pricing, supplier selection and availability through its online e-commerce platform. The company’s innovative supply chain model has created a company that delivers the right part, at the right time, overcoming a fundamental challenge for the industry. Comprised of experts with oilfield management experience and backed by innovative technology, GoExpedi is able to provide incredible service at a lower cost than traditional suppliers. For more information, visit www.goexpedi.com.
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Tim neal – CEO of GoExpedi