Round Room President/CEO Named Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Finalist
Scott Moorehead recognized as a leading entrepreneur that breaks the mold in running a successful family business
EY today announced that Scott Moorehead, president and CEO of Carmel, Indiana-based Round Room, the nation’s largest Verizon Authorized Retailer, was named a national finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the “Family Business” category. Now in its 32nd year, this prestigious award recognizes dynamic entrepreneurs who are forging a better future through products, services and jobs that keep our worldwide economy and communities moving forward.
Moorehead was named a finalist by an independent panel of judges, and the recognition was announced at EY’s Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs on November 11. He was originally selected as a regional Entrepreneur Of The Year winner in the Family Business category from the Midwest region. He was selected as one of 44 national finalists from over 1,300 applicants nationwide.
“It is an incredible honor to be named a finalist amongst such a talented pool of entrepreneurs,” said Moorehead. “I’m proud to run the biggest ‘small company’ on the planet. It’s important to me to continue the legacy my parents started at the company more than 25 years ago, and it’s something that guides every decision I make as a leader.”
With 1,247 TCC, Wireless Zone and Wireless Advantage stores across 43 states, Round Room is the largest Verizon Authorized Retailer in the U.S. Its portfolio of companies shares a deep commitment to improving the communities they serve nationwide.
EY has celebrated entrepreneurial excellence by honoring those innovators and prominent leaders who have contributed and inspired others with their vision, leadership and achievement since 1986. Their companies have succeeded in invigorating their industries and benefitting their communities, while also encouraging and empowering others to follow their lead. In 2018, the 231 award winners represented 187 entrepreneurial companies, employing more than 213,000 people with a job growth of 46 percent. They generated revenue of more than $66 billion, with revenue growth increasing more than 56 percent.
The program has continually recognized high-caliber business leaders, including Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley of TESARO, Inc. in 2017. Past U.S. winners have included Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Robert Unanue of Goya Foods, Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani, and Jayshree Ullal and Andy Bechtolsheim of Arista Networks.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Award program has proven its ability to pick out particular traits within a company that will then catapult it to join the ranks of some of the world’s most successful and thriving businesses. These winners have shown what it takes to build and, more importantly, sustain a thriving enterprise.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored nationally by SAP America, Merrill Corporation, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Based in Carmel, Indiana, Round Room leads and invests in companies serving the wireless industry. With 1,247 TCC, Wireless Zone and Wireless Advantage stores across 43 states, Round Room is the largest Verizon Authorized Retailer in the U.S. Its portfolio of companies shares a deep commitment to improving the communities they serve nationwide. To learn more about Round Room or to apply to join the team, visit www.RoundRoom.com.
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award 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 award 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 more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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