Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that CEO and 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year winner, Todd Crosland, CTO, Paxton Powers and Director of Business Development, Ben Crosland of CoinZoom were named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Utah Region 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.
Todd, Paxton and Ben were selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced during a special virtual celebration on July 29 and will become lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world.
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.
“We’re thrilled that the CoinZoom founding team is receiving this recognition,” said Todd Crosland, CoinZoom CEO.
“Each member has played a key role in the success of the business, and brings a unique perspective and skill set to the table that has propelled us forward and led to the company’s rapid growth. CoinZoom now has customers in over 190 countries and is succeeding in its goal to help mass-adoption of digital assets globally. CoinZoom offers users many unique features, including the CoinZoom Visa card, which allows customers the ability to easily spend their cryptocurrencies at over 53M merchants globally. Customers can also use CoinZoom’s free peer-to-peer feature, ZoomMe, where they can send USD or crypto, anywhere in the world, instantly for free.”
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced 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 2022.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America.
In the Utah Region, sponsors also include Diversified Insurance Group, PNC Bank, Silicon Slopes, Strong & Hanni Law Firm and Truss.
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