LowerMyBills.com® President and Founder Matt Coffin Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2007 Award Winner in Greater Los Angeles
Award recognizes entrepreneurial excellence in media, advertising & entertainment category
Santa Monica, Calif.-LowerMyBills.com®, an Experian company, today announced that president and founder Matt Coffin received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2007 Award in the Media, Advertising & Entertainment category for the Greater Los Angeles region. According to Ernst & Young, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Matt Coffin was selected by an independent panel of judges and the award was presented at an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year gala event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, June 26, 2007.
“It is an honor to be named Entrepreneur of the Year,” said Matt Coffin, president and founder of LowerMyBills.com. “Since I founded LowerMyBills.com in 1999, our commitment to entrepreneurial innovation has been a driving force behind the company’s continued success. Experian, which acquired LowerMyBills.com in 2005, has been instrumental in supporting and fostering an entrepreneurial culture that has enabled us to thrive. It is deeply gratifying for me, and my entire team, to have our efforts and achievements recognized by Ernst & Young.”
LowerMyBills.com is the one-stop destination that offers consumers savings through relationships with more than 500 service providers across 20 categories, including home loans, credit cards, auto and health insurance, and long-distance and wireless services. Since 1999, LowerMyBills.com has helped more than 5 million consumers save more than $3 billion with lower rates.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 21st anniversary this year and continues to honor entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
“Ernst & Young is honored to recognize extraordinary business leaders, such as Matt Coffin, and the companies they have built,” said Tony Radaich, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program director for the Greater Los Angeles region.
As a Greater Los Angeles region award winner, Matt Coffin is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2007 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 17, 2007. The national Entrepreneur Of The Year celebration is part of Ernst & Young’s Strategic Growth Forum. The overall national Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipient is then considered for the world event held in Monte Carlo.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have Bank of America as the national presenting sponsor, as well as SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as national sponsors. In the Greater Los Angeles area, local sponsors include Marsh, Scherzer International and Bowne.
The Entrepreneur Of The Yearâ awards program was created and is produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Yearâ Award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. The program, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2006, honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programs in over 125 cities and 40 countries.
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