Award recognizes entrepreneurial excellence in healthcare category
LISLE, IL, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Ernst & Young LLP announced that Mark Thierer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SXC Health Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SXCI) (TSX: SXC), a leading provider of pharmacy benefit management services and healthcare information technology solutions to the healthcare benefit management industry, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year ® 2012 Award in the healthcare 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. Thierer was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala on June 21, 2012 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.
"An entrepreneurial spirit is the key driver behind SXC's success in growing from an $80 million to a $5 billion company in just five years, and I am tremendously honored and humbled to receive such a prestigious award from Ernst & Young," said Thierer. "SXC has become a magnet for talent, and this award would not have been possible without the dedication, creativity, and passion that every employee brings to their work here every day. I am proud to lead such an outstanding team, as well as to be a part of the very elite group of entrepreneurs who have received this distinction."
Now in its 26 th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of FedEx, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Richard Schulze of Best Buy, Andrew Mason of Groupon, Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and many more.As a Midwest award winner, Thierer is now eligible for consideration for the National Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum ®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. Sponsors Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In the Midwest region, sponsors include ManpowerGroup, Winston & Strawn LLP, Benefitdecisions, PNC Bank, Smart Business magazine and Becker Professional Education. Locally, the program is sponsored by the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM and MK Communications.