EY Announces Wayne Roberts of Abrigo as Finalist for Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Central Texas Award |


AUSTIN, Texas, June 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Wayne Roberts, CEO of Abrigo, has been named a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Central Texas Award. Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors unstoppable business leaders whose ambition, ingenuity and courage in the face of adversity help us catapult ourselves to today and beyond.

Roberts was selected by a panel of independent judges. The winners will be announced at a special virtual celebration on August 4 and will become life members of a esteemed community of Entrepreneur of the Year alumni from around the world.

Entrepreneur of the Year is one of the most prestigious competitive awards programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high growth companies. Nominees are evaluated on the basis of six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a company based on values; and originality, innovation and plans for the future. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries around the world.

“Being named a Central Texas finalist is a lesson in humility, but it’s more of a testament to our Penguins at Abrigo,” said Roberts. “Abrigo is a great story and is enjoying phenomenal success despite the unprecedented events of the past 18 months. This only happens when your culture is strong and your employees are highly engaged. At Abrigo, we get results from our Penguins. Their strength and resilience has helped save nearly 2.8 million jobs across America over the past year using Paycheck Protection Program software to support our clients, community financial institutions. . They are the ones who are unstoppable. “

Regional winners are eligible for the National Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, which will be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the country’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth and leading companies in the world. market. The winner of the National Global Entrepreneur of the Year Award will then compete for the EY Global Entrepreneur of the Year â„¢ award in June 2022.

Sponsors Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur of the Year awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America.

In central Texas, sponsors also include Broadway Bank, Colliers International, Marsh McLennan, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Bridgepoint Consulting, Donnelly Financial Solutions and Watkins Insurance Group.

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 ideas and experiences that promote growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global rewards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in over 145 cities in over 60 countries. The winners of the overall national ranking compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year â„¢ title. ey.com/us/eoy

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About Abrigo Abrigo empowers U.S. financial institutions to support their communities with technology that fights financial crime, increases loans and deposits, and optimizes risk. Abrigo’s platform centralizes institutional data, creates a digital user experience, ensures compliance, and delivers efficiency for large-scale, profitable growth. Make great things happen. Start at abrigo.com.

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