Atlanta, GA, July 29, 2021 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Marc Gorlin, Founder & CEO of Roadie, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Southeast Award winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognizes 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. Gorlin was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was announced during the program’s virtual awards celebration on July 29, 2021.
“This is a team sport, so I have to dedicate this award to all the folks at Roadie,” said Gorlin. “This year was their Apollo 13 moment and they rose to the challenge. Their hard work and heart for doing the impossible has made this idea go further and higher than I ever could have dreamed.”
Roadie is the nation’s first “on the way” crowdsourced delivery platform. Founded in 2014, Roadie works with consumers, small businesses and big global brands across virtually every industry to provide a faster, cheaper, more scalable solution for scheduled, same-day and urgent delivery. With more than 200,000 drivers nationwide, Roadie’s platform covers more than 20,000 zip codes – the largest local same-day delivery footprint in the nation.
For 35 years, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ambition, courage and ingenuity have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and positively impacted their communities. Gorlin 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 a Southeast award winner, Gorlin is 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 November 13 at the Strategic Growth Forum® , one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has honored the inspirational leadership of entrepreneurs such as:
- Michael Praeger, AvidXchange, Inc.
- Joe DeSimone of Carbon, Inc.
- Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
- Tim Sheehan and Johnson Cook of Greenlight Financial Technology
- Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC
- Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
- Jack Springer of Malibu Boats, Inc.
- Tricia Wallwork of Milo’s Tea Company
- Sara Blakely of SPANX, Inc.
- Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation
- Rich Hagins of US&S, Inc.
- Brad Keywell of Uptake Technologies, Inc.
- Jodi Berg of Vitamix
- Phyllis Newhouse of Xtreme Solutions
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation.
In the Southeast, sponsors also include Premium sponsors Cresa, King & Spalding LLP and PNC Bank; and Supporting sponsor Donnelley 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
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