Congratulations Mike & Outsell!
Please join us in congratulating Outsell CEO & Founder Mike Wethington on the honor of being selected as a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year awards! Mike is one of 26 individuals to be honored as finalists for the 2012 program in the Upper Midwest.
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership, and achievement.
Mike was selected from a strong pool of nominations by a panel of independent judges—his selection as a finalist is a major achievement for him, as well as for Outsell. It is both a testament to the enduring vision that drives the growth of our organization, and recognition of our unique value proposition.
As a serial entrepreneur, Mike has a proven track record of building profitable, high growth businesses. His breadth of industry experience ranges from start-ups and emerging growth companies to large multinational corporations in the automotive, banking, computer, financial services, insurance, retail, and telecommunications industries.
A highly dynamic and results driven CEO, Mike builds his companies around a core set of values: Customer, Quality, Caring, Teamwork, Innovation, Initiative & Integrity. These core values coupled with a clear mission are the key to the success of his organizations. He is dedicated to enhancing the customer experience while providing a strong commitment to quality, professionalism, and results.
Mike has grown Outsell from a 3 person operation in 2004 with under $60,000 in revenue to 70+ associates with over $12.4 million in revenue in 2011, and the goals for 2012 are even higher.
The regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards will be presented at a special gala on June 14, 2012 at the Marriott City Center hotel in Minneapolis. Stay tuned for more details!
To learn more about Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year awards, check out their website.