Ernst & Young (EY US) has named Glenn Gonzales and Vishal Hiremath, co-founders of Jet It and JetClub, fractional ownership sister companies in North America and Europe respectively, as Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 Southeast.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards programme is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognises those who are unstoppable entrepreneurial leaders, excelling in talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. Glenn Gonzales and Vishal Hiremath were selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was announced during the programme's virtual awards celebration on 29 July.
“An amazing recognition for the entire Jet It and JetClub teams! In less than three years of business, our collective efforts have earned incredibly this esteemed honour. Vishal and I are so proud of the endless achievements that each team member has made happen,” says Gonzales.
Hiremath adds: “On the way to our goal of changing how people travel around the world there will be many more problems to solve, challenges to overcome and long nights to endure. Glenn and I couldn't be more proud to lead this amazing team of professionals who embody the Jet It and JetClub values.”
For 35 years, EY US has honoured entrepreneurs whose ambition, courage and ingenuity have driven their companies' success, transformed their industries and positively impacted their communities. Glenn Gonzales and Vishal Hiremath will go on to become a lifetime member of the esteemed multi-industry community of award winners, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries, all supported by vast EY resources.
As Southeast Award winners, Glenn Gonzales and Vishal Hiremath are now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced on 13 November at the Strategic Growth Forum.