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CEO Sirish Samba recognized as a finalist in the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Heartland Awards program

Entrepreneurs play a vital role in transforming our lives by disrupting entire industries and reinventing economies. We are happy to announce Sirish Samba, President & CEO of Sambatek, has been recognized as a Finalist for the Ernest & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Heartland Award.

"Congratulations to Sirish for being recognized as an unstoppable entrepreneur. Through our 24-year partnership at Sambatek, I’ve known Sirish for his drive, ambition, and sheer determination to make Sambatek a “best in class” company. In challenging times and through his brute optimism, Sirish created partnerships that allowed Sambatek to thrive in new business sectors and markets which diversified our business, created new opportunities, and enhanced the lives of our employees and clients. Through leading by example, he has demonstrated the opportunity for growth one can have with a focused, dedicated, and entrepreneurial approach to his career and company. Congratulations Sirish!" Erik Miller, PE, Client Service Manager | Principal at Sambatek

As the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year has been at the forefront of identifying game‑changing business leaders for 35 years. The 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. The program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation; Narayana Murthy of Infosys; and Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn Corporation.

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.

We are honored to have Sirish recognized among so many other unstoppable business leaders in the Heartland!

Watch a replay of the event here