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In 2017, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program celebrated its 31st year of recognizing business leaders for their amazing achievements. Among those recognized was Walter Knapp, CEO of Sovrn, who during a June ceremony in Denver this year was named Entrepreneur of the Year in the Media category in the Mountain Desert Region.

Update: During a November event in Palm Springs, Knapp was also recognized as a national finalist in EY’s 2017 U.S. Entrepreneur of the Year awards, in the Media, Entertainment and Communications category.

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 walter knapp finalist palm springs


Excellence and extraordinary success

The EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards are given to leaders who have demonstrated “excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, vision, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. To qualify, entrepreneurs must be the founder or an executive who organizes, manages and assumes the risk of a business early in its life cycle or during its growth.”

Knapp’s competition in the Media category at the Denver ceremony included Alexi Venneri from Digital Air Strike, Andrew Clurman from Active Interest Media and JB Kellogg from Madwire.

Sovrn also congratulates the winners and finalists in the Emerging, Healthcare, Hospitality, Products & Manufacturing, Restaurant, Technology and Family Business categories.

See the full list of winners and finalists from the Mountain Desert Region. The list of national winners is also available on the EY website.

If you’d like to know more about Walter Knapp and how you could work with Sovrn, get in touch!


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