Award caps year of record growth for national fintech mortgage lender
CHARLOTTE, NC (June 7, 2021) – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Jeff Douglas, CEO of Wyndham Capital Mortgage, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Southeast Award finalist. Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors unstoppable business leaders whose ambition, ingenuity and courage in the face of adversity help catapult us from the now to next and beyond.
Douglas, who is celebrating Wyndham Capital’s 20th year in business, was selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced during a special virtual celebration on July 29, 2021, becoming lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world.
Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
“I’m humbled to be a finalist for this award,” Douglas said. “Last year was an unprecedented year on many fronts and I can say this is a recognition of everyone at Wyndham Capital. We strive to combine innovation with great people to provide a new digital mortgage experience. To originate $5.4 billion in mortgages for more than 13,000 families in 2020 – both records – is a testament to the tremendous teamwork it took to persevere during a pandemic and unique housing market.”
Douglas, as a regional award winner, is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November 2021 at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2022.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America.
In the Southeast, sponsors also include Premium sponsors Cresa, King & Spalding LLP and PNC Bank; and Supporting sponsor Donnelly Financial Solutions.
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