SAN DIEGO, June 5, 2017 – EY recently announced that Founder and CEO David Gilbert of National Funding is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the San Diego region. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Gilbert was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Monday, June 12 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, hosted by Sandra Maas, KUSI News anchor.
“It’s a distinct honor to be recognized along with so many other notable San Diego business leaders,” said finalist, David Gilbert, founder and CEO of National Funding. “The EOY program makes a difference by encouraging entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership, and achievement.”
Now in its 31st year, the EOY program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum™, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In San Diego, sponsors also include Cooley and Lockton.
About National Funding
Founded in 1999, National Funding is one of the country's leading financial technology companies for small and medium-sized businesses, providing working capital loans, equipment financing, merchant cash advances, and merchant services. National Funding has provided more than $1.5 billion in capital for more than 25,000 businesses nationwide. The company believes in American small business owners, and strives to provide fast turnaround, flexible solutions and great service to all its customers and clients in a diverse range of industries including: construction, excavation, manufacturing, retail, packaging, printing, restaurant, telecommunications, trucking, transportation, and waste management, among others. National Funding was recognized on the Inc. 500 | 5000 list for the past four years, as well as placing on San Diego Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies for the past four years.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
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