Scottsdale, April 29th 2024 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has selected Jake Brander as Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Pacific Southwest Award finalist. This is the second time Mr. Brander has had the honor to be a part of this prestigious award nomination. EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the preeminent competitive business award for industry leaders who disrupt markets, transform business sectors and have a significant impact. Over the previous forty years, the program has acknowledged the enterprising entrepreneurs with grand ideas and bold actions that reshape our world.

This recognition reaffirms Brander’s exceptional leadership and vision in the business world. His relentless dedication to driving innovation and creating value has once again caught the attention of industry experts and peers alike.  in 2023, the company generated nearly $200 Million in sales revenue, expanded to 2500 clients in over 60 countries.

Each candidate was evaluated and selected as finalist by an independent panel of judges from all over the country. Each candidate was assessed based on their ability to build long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes & honors a variety of business leaders for their ingenuity, drive, and fearless spirit. The program celebrates original founders who bootstrapped their business from inception or who raised outside capital to grow their company; transformational CEOs who infused innovation into an existing organization to accelerate its growth; and multigenerational family business leaders who reimagined a legacy business model to fortify it for the future.

Regional award winners will be announced on June 7th during a commemorative celebration which grants them as lifetime members of an esteemed group of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world. The winners then move on to be considered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Jake Brander Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist Pacific Southwest 2024

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Founded in 1986, Entrepreneur Of The Year® has celebrated more than 11,000 ambitious visionaries who are leading successful, dynamic businesses in the US, and it has since expanded to nearly 80 countries and territories globally.

Produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards is sponsored by SAP, PNC Bank, Cresa, Marsh USA and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In the Pacific Southwest, sponsors also include platinum sponsors: Marsh McLennan Agency and Vaco; gold sponsors: Cooley (San Diego market) and Stradling (Orange County market) and silver sponsors: Big Picture and DLA Piper.

The United States program consists of 17 regional programs whose panels of independent judges select the regional award winners every June. Those winners compete for national recognition at the Strategic Growth Forum® in November where National finalists and award winners are announced. The overall National winner represents the US at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® competition. Visit

Ernst & Young Announces Jake Brander Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist 2024
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