The Beryl Companies' Paul Spiegelman Recognized by Ernst & Young With Entrepreneur of The Year(R) Award

Jun 30, 2010, 15:22 ET from The Beryl Companies

BEDFORD, Texas, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beryl Companies today announced that Paul Spiegelman, CEO, received the Ernst & Young  Entrepreneur of The Year® 2010 Award in the spirit of entrepreneurship category in the Southwest Area – North.  According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses.  Spiegelman was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event on June 19 in Dallas.   

"Ernst & Young believes in the power of entrepreneurship," said Debra von Storch, Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of the Year Program Director for the Southwest Area - North.  "These Entrepreneur of the Year award winners are best in class, and we are proud to honor their outstanding success."

"I am honored to receive this recognition and see it as a reflection of our commitment to our Circle of Growth ™ philosophy which is central to Beryl's culture." said Spiegelman.   "Our success is rooted in the belief that when we invest in establishing and maintaining a culture focused on employees, they will take care of our customers and, in turn,  our business thrives."

Spiegelman has spent 25 years making Beryl the leading customer service provider to the U.S. healthcare industry, emphasizing customer service excellence. Over the past few years he created three new entities and placed them all under a single banner—The Beryl Companies.  The four firms Spiegelman now leads are: The Beryl Institute, The Circle, The Small Giants Community and Beryl itself.

The Entrepreneur of the Year® program honors entrepreneurs regionally each June, leading up to the national awards in November. Additionally, venture-backed companies that win an Entrepreneur of the Year award regionally are also eligible for the Venture Capital Award of Excellence on a national level. The overall national US winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur of the Year title the following June.

This year, the Entrepreneur of the Year awards program celebrates its 24th anniversary. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.  Awards are given to entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Entrepreneurs are nominated and evaluated by those in each region, including local business, academic and community leaders.

All regional honorees are invited to the national Entrepreneur of the Year gala, hosted by Jay Leno, on November 13, 2010 in Palm Springs, California. 

About The Beryl Companies

The Beryl Companies is comprised of four businesses; two that focus on improving the patient experience in a variety of health care settings, and two that focus on improving workplace culture and values-based business productivity.  The Beryl Companies sees these activities and concepts as intrinsically linked.   The Beryl Companies' foundational business,  Beryl, is a technology-focused patient experience services company dedicated to improving relationships between health care providers and consumers.  Founded in 2006, The Beryl Institute is a research and educational entity that publishes information about improving the patient experience and how that activity links to better financial outcomes for health care providers.  Founded in 2009, The Circle is a training company that helps other businesses enhance employee engagement and develop more positive workplace cultures.  The last firm, The Small Giants Community, is a global organization that brings together leaders who are focused on values-based business principles.  

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 award makes a difference through the unique 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 award of its kind, Ernst & Young 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 135 cities in 50 countries.

About Ernst & Young

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