FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Jon Ferrando, CEO and President of RV Retailer, LLC (RVR) was named an Entrepreneur of the Year® 2021 Florida 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. Jon Ferrando was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was announced during the program’s virtual awards gala on August 5, 2021.
Jon Ferrando co-founded RV Retailer in 2018 with a bold vision of building the greatest RV retail company the world has ever seen with a focus on customer service, innovation, training, leadership development and investing in RVR’s associates. With recent announced expansion, in just over three years RV Retailer will have 70 full-service RV stores in 24 states with over 2,600 associates selling tens of thousands of RVs annually.
“Being named a winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award is the ultimate honor,” said Ferrando. “What we have accomplished at RV Retailer would not have been possible without our leadership team and growing family of associates nationwide. The support and inspiration I receive from my team is unmatched and I am thrilled for what is to come. I am also incredibly blessed with a great family that supports me in an amazing way.”
As a Florida award winner, Ferrando 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.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has honored the inspirational leadership of entrepreneurs such as:
- Joe DeSimone of Carbon, Inc.
- Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
- Chris and Robin Sorensen of Firehouse Subs Restaurant Group Inc.
- James Park of Fitbit
- Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc.
- H. Wayne Huizenga of Huizenga Holdings Incorporated
- Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC
- Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
- Ellen Latham of Orangetheory Fitness
- Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation
- Justin Wetherill of uBreakiFix
- Jodi Berg of Vitamix