EY Announces Ambit Energy Executive Team as Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018

EY Announces Ambit Energy Executive Team as Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award Finalists in the Southwest Region

Dallas, May 16, 2018 – EY has announced that the four members of Ambit Energy’s executive team are among the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Southwest region. The executive team includes: Jere Thompson Jr., Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer; Chris Chambless, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer; John Burke, Chief Information Officer; and Laurie Rodriguez, Chief Financial Officer. 

This awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who excel in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The Ambit executive team was selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Saturday, June 23, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. 

“We are deeply honored to have our executive team recognized as finalists,” said Thompson. “We have been so fortunate to build this company together and to grow from an idea into a billion dollar energy retailer operating in three countries.”

“We all have strengths and have learned from each other. That applies not just to the four of us, but to all the members of our Ambit family around the world,” continued Chambless. “We wouldn’t be here today without all the Consultants and employees of Ambit Energy who help us shape and embody the core values of Ambit.”

Now in its 32nd year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. 

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year national competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2018. 

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation. In the Southwest region, sponsors also include Colliers International, Haynes and Boone LLP, RHSB, Marquee Event Rentals, Smith Frank & Partners, D CEO Magazine and SocialStrategy1.

About Ambit Energy
Ambit Energy provides electricity and natural gas services in deregulated markets across the United States, Japan and Canada, primarily marketed through a direct sales channel of more than 500,000 Independent Consultants. Ambit was established in 2006 with one simple goal: to be the finest and most-respected retail energy provider in America. To that end, the Ambit team has built an award-winning customer care center, as well as great relationships with energy partners, Consultants and customers alike. The strategy is working. Ambit was named the #1 Fastest-Growing Private Company in the country for 2010 by Inc. magazine. For more information about Ambit Energy’s rates and services or to join the Ambit Energy team, visit or call (877) 282-6248.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

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