Keith Miller Is An EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Maryland Winner!

November 9, 2016 / Company News

We are proud to announce our CEO Keith Miller was named one of the winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Maryland region.This group of leading entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous recipients of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. The winners were unveiled at a special gala on June 9, 2016 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

For those unfamiliar with Miller’s story, he is a visionary pioneer with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit and strong business acumen. After relocating from South Africa to Maryland, he purchased a small quick print franchise store in 1999. Though the printing industry has gone through dramatic changes, Miller’s company defied the odds and thrived in a highly competitive field.

Miller has grown his business from a single franchise store into Strategic Factory, a state-of-the-art production facility in Owings Mills. Strategic Factory is on the cutting-edge of cross-media marketing.

This award proves that it’s possible for a small entrepreneurial company to grow and become a respected member of the business community. It proves the American Dream still exists and is achievable to those who work for it. – Keith Miller, CEO

There were a total of 30 Finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Maryland Awards. All were worthy, but only nine were selected winners in various categories. In addition to Keith Miller, the winners for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Maryland Award are:

  • Keith Sullivan, ArmadaGlobal
  • Jonathan Ehrenfeld, Blue Ocean
  • Mike Battle, BRMi
  • Marie Klok Crump, DATUM LLC
  • Michael Baynes, Homeside Financial
  • Scott Rifkin, M.D., Mid-Atlantic Health Care
  • Luis Diaz and Victor Velculescu, Personal Genome Diagnostics

These companies now join the ranks of 30 years of winners. In 2015, EY named a total of 266 winners from 224 companies. As a group, these entrepreneurs made a significant mark on innovation and the economy. They employ more than 406,000 people, and are a major source of economic stability, adding 81,000 jobs in the past two years – a 29 percent boost in headcount. They have an aggregate revenue of more than $169 billion, and an impressive revenue growth rate of 34 percent over the past two years.Over the past 30 years, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

EY has had a tremendous history in honoring outstanding entrepreneurs over the past 30 years. This year’s winners have not only taken their companies to the top, but they have also acted as mentors to their employees and made impressive contributions to their communities. – Harry Thomasian, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Co-Director for Maryland

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall National Award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The US Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco, June 2017.

It’s a privilege to share the spotlight with dynamic and innovative entrepreneurs dedicated to excellence. Congrats to all the finalists and winners!     – Keith Miller, CEO

Miller was nominated by Peter Maller, Founder and CEO of Maller Wealth Advisors.