Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that CEO Lev Barinskiy of SmartFinancial was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Pacific Southwest Award winner. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed. An independent panel of judges selected Lev Barinskiy based on his/her entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.
SmartFinancial is a leading insurance marketplace that has simplified the insurance-buying experience with a transparent insurance-technology platform that pairs people with the right insurance carrier at the right price. “I’m honored to join an esteemed multi-industry community of entrepreneurs who have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their employees and communities,” said Barinskiy.
As a Pacific Southwest award winner, Lev Barinskiy will now be considered by the National independent panel of judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 National Awards. National finalists and winners, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2023.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has honored the inspirational leadership of entrepreneurs such as:
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In the Pacific Southwest Region, sponsors also include Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (Premium Sponsor), Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. (Orange County Market Sponsor), Tangram LLC (Orange County Market Sponsor), Cooley LLP (San Diego Market Sponsor), Keyser LLC (Arizona Market Sponsor) and DLA Piper LLP (Arizona Supporting Sponsor).
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SmartFinancial uses proprietary customer acquisition technology to connect in-market insurance consumers with a vast network of insurance agents and carrier partners nationwide. SmartFinancial has simplified the insurance-buying experience with a transparent insurance-technology platform that pairs people with the right insurance carrier. Founded by a team of insurance and technology experts, SmartFinancial focuses on delivering measurable results and exceptional service. It is one of the fastest growing tech-enabled insurance distribution companies in the U.S.