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DALLAS, May 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Brad Heppner, the Chairman and CEO of The Beneficient Company Group, L.P. was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Central Plains Award finalist. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed.
Mr. Heppner was selected by a panel of independent judges according to the following criteria — entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact — among other core contributions and attributes.
“My entrepreneurial journey has been built on my belief that ‘people deserve better’. I am incredibly humbled to be selected by Ernst & Young as a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year,” said Mr. Heppner. “We are making a tremendous impact in communities around the globe and equally so in my rural hometown of Hesston, KS, through courageous actions with business partners, lawmakers and community leaders that will have a positive and lasting impact. We have been driving that impact through our business by continuing to find new innovative ways to deploy our technology that provides liquidity solutions to high-net-worth individuals and small-to-mid-sized institutions that have historically possessed few attractive options to access early liquidity from their alternative assets. Our technology and recent status as a regulated fiduciary allow us to serve our customers in new and trailblazing ways and has truly set us apart in this newly emerging market. I’m thrilled to be able to tell our story of business innovation that has a grassroots community impact through this highly respected award.”
Regional award winners will be announced on June 25. The regional winners will then be considered by the National independent judging panel, and National awards will be presented in November 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 2023.
For over 35 years, EY US has celebrated the unstoppable entrepreneurs who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all. The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 10,000 US executives since its inception in 1986. Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners have exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other members of the entrepreneurial community in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.
About The Beneficient Company Group, L.P.
The Beneficient Company Group, L.P. (Ben) provides a unique suite of simple, rapid, and cost-effective liquidity solutions and other financial and fiduciary services for owners of alternative assets. Ben’s liquidity solutions are available for most types of professionally managed alternative asset investments and can be customized to suit individual circumstances. Serving as a principal by using its own balance sheet, Ben operates as a permanent financial institution that helps to remove many of the traditional barriers to liquidity faced by mid-to-high-net-worth individuals and small-to-mid-sized institutions. For more information, visit www.trustben.com.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In Central Plains, sponsors also include Colliers International, Donnelly Financial Solutions, Haynes and Boone LLP, Roach Howard Smith & Barton, D CEO, Marquee Events, and Vari.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
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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
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