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Welcome to the Mountain Desert program

The future is not granted. It is born from the imagination of entrepreneurs.

The panel of independent judges in Mountain Desert who will select the class of Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 finalists know what it takes to take an idea from vision to venture. Check back in the coming weeks to see which entrepreneurial leaders will be named 2017 regional finalists.

Please contact Courtney Story at +1 720 931 4411 or eoymd@ey.com for deadline extension requests

Congratulations to the 2016 national finalists from the Mountain Desert region!

Please click here to see the full list of national award winners.

  • Carvana - Ernie Garcia, Founder and CEO (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Extraction Oil & Gas - Mark Erickson, Chairman, CEO and Co-founder and Matt Owens, President and Co-founder (Denver, CO)
  • LogRhythm, Inc. - Andy Grolnick, CEO; Chris Petersen, CTO, SVP Customer Care and Co-founder; and Phil Villella, Chief Scientist and Co-founder (Boulder, CO)
  • Sphero - Paul Berberian, CEO (Boulder, CO)
  • Vail Resorts - Rob Katz, Chairman and CEO (Broomfield, CO)

Key program dates

Arizona Nominee and Hall of Fame Reception at the Home of a Hall of Fame Member
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Judge’s Reception at Cherry Hills Country Club
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Finalist and Hall of Fame Reception at the Colorado Governor’s Mansion
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Mountain Desert Awards Gala at the DCPA
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Strategic Growth Forum™ and National Awards Gala
November 15–19, 2017
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Meet the winners

Congratulations to the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Mountain Desert award recipients. Click here for a full listing of this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.

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Courtney Story
Entrepreneur Of The Year Manager
+1 720 931 4411


Jim Wilson
Entrepreneur Of The Year Director
+1 720 931 4415


Kevin McHolland
Host Partner Phoenix
+1 602 322 3312