Celebrating the 35th class of unstoppable entrepreneurs who transform the Midwest and beyond
CHICAGO, June 9, 2021 — Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has announced that Rick Hammell, Founder & CEO of Elements Global Services, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Midwest 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.
Hammell was selected by a panel of independent judges. 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 incredibly honored and humbled to be named a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year Midwest Award,” said Hammell. “I’m proud to say that I come from a long line of self-starters, business owners and entrepreneurs, and humbled that I can say that I’m contributing to that legacy. Our goal at Elements Global Services is to make global expansion accessible for businesses of all sizes through tailored solutions and innovative technologies. The company is the product of years of passion and hard work, as well as the collective effort of so many people for whom I am eternally grateful.”
Award winners will be announced during a special virtual celebration on July 28, 2021 and will become lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world.
About Elements Global Services
Elements Global Services is a global tech firm, focused on software that is built to go beyond country borders and simplify a company’s ability to Expand their Business, Onboard Employees, Manage Compliance and Pay Globally. Headquartered in Chicago, Elements offers customers tailored payroll, benefits, HR consulting and visa & mobility solutions in over 150 countries, powered by robust proprietary technology and a global network of experts.
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