Victor Ciardelli named Entrepreneur of the Year® Regional Winner
Ernst & Young selects Guaranteed Rate’s CEO for prestigious award recognizing entrepreneurial excellence and commitment to business and community
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CHICAGO, IL - June 26, 2012 - Guaranteed Rate today announced that Victor Ciardelli, the company’s President and CEO, was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2012 award in the in the Midwest Region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Ciardelli was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala on June 21, 2012 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.
"This award really reflects the talent, dedication and outstanding management team and employees across the company. Together we have worked hard to execute on our strategies and achieve our goals. I’m very proud of what we have accomplished and look forward to our continued growth and success in the years to come”, stated Mr. Ciardelli. “I’m extremely proud to accept this award on behalf of everyone at Guaranteed Rate.”
As a Midwest award winner, Victor Ciardelli is now eligible for consideration for the National Entrepreneur of the Year® 2012 Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Award Winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-profile, market-leading companies.
About Guaranteed Rate
Guaranteed Rate is America’s Fastest Growing Mortgage CompanySM and has helped over 100,000 people with their home purchases and refinancings. With more than 1,700 employees at 127 offices in 47 states, Guaranteed Rate’s full service solution assists customers the way they choose - face to face, over the phone, or online. The company has funded over $34 billion in home loans since 2001 - with $6.9 billion in total funding in 2011 alone. Visit www.guaranteedrate.com for more information.
About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year®
Ernst & Young 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.
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