Staying five steps ahead
, Mobilitie raised
in capital through a sale of over 2,300 U.S. and
tower and DAS sites to SBA Communications. Jabara will use the proceeds from the sale to pay off debt and re-invest in the company. Current plans for growth include migrating the company from the "nuts and bolts" side of telecommunication infrastructure to the "bit and bytes" side, such as carrier-grade Wi-Fi.
Of The Year ® 2012 Retail and Consumer Products finalists
In addition to Jabara, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year
Real Estate, Construction and Lodging national finalists were:
Will Gruver, President and CEO, USP&E
, based in
, a turnkey energy services company that delivers cost effective and efficient power station solutions to a global customer base in emerging growth markets, specifically
Len C. Rodman, Chairman, President and CEO, Black & Veatch,
Overland Park, Kan.
, who led the company's move from partnership to employee-owned corporation, helping to strengthen the company's balance sheet.
Ron Moelis, CEO, L+M Development Partners Inc.,
, a double bottom line firm, where success is measured not only in financial returns but also by its positive impact, that develops, builds and manages affordable, quality housing for low and middle class income families.
National Entrepreneur Of The
Year ® 2012 Overall Award winner
Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder of Chobani,
was named the
Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The
Year ® 2012 Overall Award winner.
Video and photos
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. Photos of the winners are also available by request.
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the United States
by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year
Ernst & Young's 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 140 cities in 50 countries.