Award recognizes entrepreneurial excellence in the Services
EY announced that Jim Cutillo, Founder and CEO of Stonegate Mortgage
Corporation, a leading, publicly-traded mortgage company, received the
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Services category in the
Midwest. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate
excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation,
financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and
communities. Mr. Cutillo was selected by an independent panel of judges,
from a field of 29 finalists and now progresses to the next stage - the
national finals in Palm Springs this November.
Commenting on his selection, Mr. Cutillo said, “I am honored to have
been selected by EY for this prestigious award. I want to personally
thank all of our employees for their hard work and commitment to
Stonegate; without you this award would not have been possible. Since
2005 we have accomplished more than I had ever envisioned when we
started the company. We navigated and grew through one of the worst
financial crises in U.S. history, we raised capital during a challenging
time in the market and we successfully positioned the company to be a
leader in the emerging housing market by going public in October of
2013. More importantly, today we support over 1,200 associates and their
families and we remain committed to our core values.
Now in its 28th year, the program has honored the inspirational
leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee
Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent
U.S. national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn;
Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2013 winner Hamid Moghadam, CEO
and Chairman of Prologis.
As a Midwest award winner, Mr. Cutillo is now eligible for consideration
for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 national program. Award winners in
several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year
National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards
gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are
the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s
most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are
sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
and SAP America.
In the Midwest program, regional sponsors include LaSalle Network,
Benefitdecisions, PNC Bank, Becker Professional Education, Merrill
Datasite and Smart Business. Local sponsors include 1871 and The Big
About Stonegate Mortgage Corporation
Founded in 2005, Stonegate Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:SGM) is a leading,
publicly-traded mortgage company that originates, finances and services
agency and non-agency residential mortgages through its network of
retail offices and approved third party originators. Stonegate Mortgage
also provides financing through its fully integrated warehouse lending
platform, NattyMac. Stonegate Mortgage's operational excellence,
financial strength, dedication to customer service and commitment to
technology have positioned the firm as a leading provider in the
emerging housing finance market.
For more information on Stonegate Mortgage Corporation, please visit www.stonegatemtg.com.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business
award for entrepreneurs. The unique award 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
award 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 in more than 60 countries.
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on behalf of Stonegate Mortgage
Sloane & Company
Source: Stonegate Mortgage Corporation