Ernst & Young LLP announced that Victor Ciardelli, CEO of Guaranteed Rate Inc., America’s Fastest Growing Mortgage Company, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 award in the Financial Services category in the Midwest Region. 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. Ciardelli was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the ward was presented at a special gala on June 21, 2012 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel. Guaranteed Rate was one of few financial services companies that were represented in this category.
“This award really reflects the talent, dedication and outstanding management team and employees across the company. Together we have worked hard to execute on our strategies and achieve our goals. I’m very proud of what we have accomplished and look forward to our continued growth and success in the years to come”, states Ciardelli. “I’m extremely proud to accept this award on behalf of everyone at Guaranteed Rate.