Ernst & Young LLP has announced that Ricardo Campo, the CEO of Endeavor Schools, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Florida Award finalist. 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 catapult us from the now to next and beyond.
Campo was selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced during a special virtual celebration on August 5, 2021 and will become lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world.
During a time when schools were shuttered across the country, Endeavor Schools remained open by enforcing the highest safety standards recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as state and local health departments. Throughout the 2020 pandemic, Endeavor Schools served as a lifeline for frontline workers who needed childcare so that they can help their communities during that difficult time.
“It’s an incredible honor to be selected as a finalist for this award and a reflection of the incredible hard work of our employees,” Campo said. “The past year has brought obvious challenges, yet our team has not only persevered, but exceled to provide high-quality education for children across the country. I’m so proud of our students, teachers, and support team, for the grit they have all demonstrated. I’d also like to congratulate my fellow nominees on all of their hard work and success.”
Entrepreneur of the Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November 2021 at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2022.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America.
In Florida, sponsors also include Premium sponsor PNC Bank and Supporting sponsors DLA Piper LLP and Donnelly Financial Solutions.
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 insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur of the Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National Overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy