(Chicago) June 22, 2017 – Excitement filled the air at Chicago’s Navy Pier Grand Ballroom as EY named President & CEO Andrew Limouris of Medix, an international organization specialized in workforce solutions and recruiting skilled personnel for clients in Scientific, Healthcare and Information Technology industries, a Midwest Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 in Technology and Talent Services.
The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Limouris was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a black tie gala on June 21 in Chicago.
“This award is a reflection of the tireless efforts, passionate commitment and hard work of the entire Medix family, including our employees, clients, talent, partners and everyone else who believes in positively impacting lives,” said Limouris. “A purposeful company cannot achieve great things without the dedication of an amazing team, and it’s been an honor to be able to lock arms with my teammates for the last 15-plus years.”
“EY has been recognizing leading entrepreneurs for over three decades,” said Rye Butman, Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for the Midwest program. “The class of winners in 2017 represent new ways of thinking, disruptive business models and overall dynamism that make this country a great place to do business.”
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 31st year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:
- Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company
- Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
- Mindy Grossman of HSN
- Robert Unanue of Goya Foods
- Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
- Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
- Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
- James Park of Fitbit
“Additionally, a huge thank you to PNC for nominating me, and congratulations to all of the nominees and winners of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Midwest award,” said Limouris. “To be recognized with this admirable and outstanding group of people is a truly humbling privilege!”
As a Midwest award winner, Limouris is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National program, where award winners 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 EY Strategic Growth Forum™, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco in June 2018.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the U.S. by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Local sponsors for the Midwest program include Plexus Groupe, LaSalle Network, PNC, Becker Professional Education, Cresa, DLA Piper, Milwaukee Business Journal and 1871.
Medix provides workforce solutions to clients and creates opportunity for talent representing a variety of industries through our Healthcare, Scientific and Information Technology divisions. Medix has been featured on such prestigious lists as Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 5000 Honor Roll” for its six consecutive years on the list of the nation’s fastest growing private companies, Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation and one of Staffing Industry Analysts’ “Largest Staffing Firms in the United States.” In addition, Medix has been featured on Inavero’s “Best of Staffing” Client & Talent Awards for the second consecutive year for providing excellent service, further earning our reputation as an industry leader. For more information, call (866) 44MEDIX or visit 22.214.171.124.
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 in more than 60 countries. Learn more at ey.com/eoy.
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