DALLAS, July 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- EY announced that Kate Richard, CEO, of The Warwick Group, an investment firm that manages alternative asset classes, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Fin Tech & Financial Services category in the Southwest region. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who excel in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Ms. Richard was selected by an independent panel of judges.
"I admire the focus of EY's Entrepreneur of the Year Program on never giving up. It is perfectly apt for an award series focused on entrepreneurship. Resilience is part and parcel to the founding, leading, pivoting, protecting, pruning and growing of the entrepreneurial organizations that EY honors through the Entrepreneur of the Year Program."
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies' success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 33rd year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:
- Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation
- Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
- Jodi Berg of Vitamix
- Robert Unanue of Goya Foods
- Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
- Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
- Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC
- Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
- James Park of Fitbit
- J.W. "Bill" Marriott, Jr. of Marriott International, Inc.
- Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD, of TESARO, Inc.
As a Southwest award winner, Kate Richard is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
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 the Southwest region, sponsors also include Colliers International, Haynes and Boone LLP, PNC, Donnelley Financial Solutions, RHSB, Marquee Event Rentals, Smith Frank & Partners, D CEO Magazine and SocialStrategy1.
About The Warwick Group
The Warwick Group ("Warwick") is an investment firm that manages alternative asset classes. The firm has approximately $2 billion in managed assets and has completed over 1,000 transactions since inception. Warwick aims to generate attractive investment returns across market cycles, driving growth and value creation, through the expertise of its world-class team. Warwick has approximately 70 investment professionals and invests its own capital alongside its partners' capital. Its largest platform, Warwick Energy Group was founded in 2010 and is a premier provider of private equity capital in the US energy industry. Current investments of note include creation and ownership of one of the largest private companies in the cores of the STACK and SCOOP oil fields in Oklahoma, and upstream and midstream assets across 70,000 acres in the Eagle Ford Shale oil field in Karnes and Live Oak Counties, Texas.
For more information, please visit warwick-energy.com.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world's most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
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SOURCE The Warwick Group