NORWALK, Conn., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- North American Power, one of the nation's fastest-growing retail energy suppliers, is proud to announce that founder and CEO Kerry Breitbart was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Awards in the New York region. The awards program recognizes high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. After undergoing an application and interview process, finalists are selected by a panel of independent judges.
In three short years, Mr. Breitbart has achieved incredible success with North American Power, growing revenues from $25 million in 2010 to $165 million in 2012; innovating a groundbreaking customer referral model that delivers cash rewards for sharing the company's sustainable energy products; and pioneering a social responsibility model, Mission to Millions, that donates more than $50,000 per month to deserving charities, with giving set to increase in line with the company's growth.
"With a hands-on style and collaborative approach to innovation, Kerry embodies the spirit of entrepreneurialism," says North American Power President Bill Kinneary. "We are thrilled that he has been recognized as a finalist for this prestigious award."
In its 27th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded globally to recognize entrepreneurs in over 140 cities and in more than 50 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners go on to compete at the national level. Regional award winners will be named on Tuesday, June 18 at a gala at the Marriot Marquis in New York.
ABOUT NORTH AMERICAN POWER
Founded in 2009 by energy veterans, Kerry Breitbart and Carey Turnbull, North American Power is one of the nation's fastest-growing energy suppliers, earning a spot on Forbes list of America's Most Promising Companies. Underscored by a commitment to community and sustainability, North American Power is giving Americans the ability to choose sustainable energy at competitive rates with the flip of a switch, plus the opportunity to give back to charity and earn money by referring friends and family. North American Power currently serves over 250,000 customers nationwide. For more information, visit www.napower.com.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In New York, local sponsors include Marsh Inc., Merrill Corporation, Goodwin Procter LLP, Empire Valuation Consultants, HSBC, Scherzer International, SolomonEdwardsGroup, Cooley, Murray Devine, DLA Piper, WithumSmith+Brown, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, and Marks Paneth & Shron.
About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.
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