Jacksonville, Fla (May 4, 2022) – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has announced that President & CEO Michael J. (Mike) Brannigan of Suddath® was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Florida Award finalist. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed.
Mike Brannigan was selected by a panel of independent judges according to the following criteria – entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact – among other core contributions and attributes.
Initially joining the company in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer, Mike assumed the role of President & CEO in 2015, continuing to build on the legacy of more than a century of visionary leadership and innovation. Under Mike’s strategic direction, The Suddath Companies diversified and realigned its core competencies and strengths to grow into a recognized global relocation, workplace and specialized logistics leader.
Suddath has seen financial growth of more than 50% since 2014, increased its workforce by more than 20% over the last four years, and expanded its geographic reach to serve customers in over 180 countries. Since Mike took the leadership helm, Suddath’s investment in innovation and collaborative culture have fostered better solutions through the seamless integration of people, services and technologies.
“It’s an honor to have been nominated and named as a finalist for this award. It’s very gratifying to see Suddath’s growth as a market and technology leader in our industry,” commented Mike. “I’d like to thank all of those across the Suddath organization who continue to make this shared vision a reality. I appreciate EY’s commitment to fostering and celebrating entrepreneurship and extend congratulations to all the finalists.”
Regional award winners will be announced on June 23, 2022. The regional winners will then be considered by the National independent judging panel, and National awards will be presented in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2023.
For over 35 years, EY US has celebrated the unstoppable entrepreneurs who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all. The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 10,000 US executives since its inception in 1986. Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners have exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other members of the entrepreneurial community in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In Florida, sponsors also include Cresa and DLA Piper.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind.
It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy
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