Jeff Douglas Named an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Southeast Award Winner

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Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Jeff Douglas, founder and CEO of Wyndham Capital Mortgage, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Southeast Award winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognizes those who are unstoppable entrepreneurial leaders, excelling in talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. Douglas was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was announced during the program’s virtual awards celebration on July 29, 2021.

“This recognition is a testament to all of the people who currently work and have worked at Wyndham Capital,” Douglas said. “We are proud to be a main street fintech where people make as a big a difference as the technology.”

Wyndham Capital had a record year in 2020, serving more than 13,000 families and originating more than $5.4 billion loans. The company recently found its way into the top 100 list of mortgage lenders.

For 35 years, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ambition, courage and ingenuity have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and positively impacted their communities. Jeff will go on to become a lifetime member of the esteemed multi-industry community of award winners, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.

As a Southeast award winner, Douglas is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced on November 13 at the Strategic Growth Forum® , one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Maggie joined the Wyndham Capital Mortgage team in November 2020 as a Content Strategist. She has more than six years of content creation experience, which includes launching WBTV’s digital brand Queen City Weekend (now QC Life) and garnering more than 1.1 million page views across her articles. With a love of storytelling, she hopes to bring that passion to WCM and the many families it serves. She resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, and can often be found at a coffee shop, latte in hand.

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