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EY Announces Matt Murphy of Fusion92 as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Midwest Award Finalist

Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates ambitious entrepreneurs who are shaping the future

  • Announcement
  • Entrepreneur Of The Year
  • Matt Murphy

CHICAGO, May 2, 2024 — Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has announced that Matt Murphy, founder and CEO of Fusion92, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Midwest Award finalist. The Midwest program celebrates entrepreneurs from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Now in its 38th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is the preeminent competitive business award for audacious leaders who disrupt markets, revolutionize sectors and have a transformational impact on lives. Over the past four decades, the program has recognized the daring entrepreneurs with big ideas and bold actions that reshape our world. 

Murphy was one of 30 regional entrepreneurs selected as finalists by an independent panel of judges. The candidates were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

"Celebrating this nomination and recognition as a finalist for Entrepreneur Of The Year is truly humbling. It's a testament to the relentless dedication, perseverance and innovative spirit across our broad team. I am immensely proud of our unique approach and the impactful solutions we continue to deliver for our clients in service to their continued growth." Murphy noted. “The opportunity to continue to disrupt the marketing industry and make an impact in ways that haven’t been seen before is what fuels my passion in this field. This recognition is a proof point of our sustained purpose.”

Entrepreneur Of The Year honors many different types of business leaders for their ingenuity, courage and entrepreneurial spirit. The program celebrates founders who bootstrapped their business from inception or who raised outside capital to grow their company; transformational CEOs who infused innovation into an existing organization to catapult its trajectory; and multigenerational family business leaders who re-imagined a legacy business model to fortify it for the future.

Regional award winners will be announced on June 12 during a special celebration in Chicago and will become lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alums from around the world. Winners will then be considered by National judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies.

In addition to Entrepreneur Of The Year, EY US supports other entrepreneurs through the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program and the EY Entrepreneurs Access Network to help connect women founders and Black and Hispanic/Latino entrepreneurs, respectively, with the resources, network and access needed to unlock their full potential.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards include presenting sponsors PNC Bank, Cresa, Marsh USA, SAP and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In the Midwest, sponsors also include regional Platinum sponsor LaSalle Network, regional Gold sponsor Becker and regional Silver sponsor ADP.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year
The U.S. program consists of 17 regional programs whose panels of independent judges select the regional award winners every June. Those winners compete for national recognition at the Strategic Growth Forum® in November where national finalists and award winners are announced. The overall national winner represents the U.S. at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® competition. Visit ey.com/us/eoy.

About EY
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About Fusion92
Founded in 1999, Fusion92 is a Marketing Transformation Partner that helps innovatively solve business challenges, delivering exponential returns for brands. The firm fuels business transformation in today's digital economy by uncovering unique unified audiences, imagining unexpected solutions and seamlessly integrating across its end-to-end marketing products and services. The independent, Chicago-based firm with hubs in Detroit, Austin and Denver is backed by Serata Capital Partners and Landon Capital Partners and is committed to an equitable, inclusive workplace that drives positive impact in our global community. Learn more at Fusion92.com.

Rachel Hancock
Tel: 888.550.4864
Email: r.hancock@fusion92.com

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