Ernst & Young LLP announced Jon Ferrando, RV Retailer (RVR) president and CEO, was named an Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 Florida Award winner.
The Entrepreneur of The Year award recognizes those who are entrepreneurial leaders, excelling in talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans.
Ferrando was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was announced during the program’s virtual awards gala Aug. 5.
Ferrando co-founded RVR in 2018. With recent announced expansion, in just over three years, RVR will have 70 full-service RV stores in 24 states with more than 2,600 associates selling tens of thousands of RVs annually.
“Being named a winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award is the ultimate honor,” Ferrando said. “What we have accomplished at RV Retailer would not have been possible without our leadership team and growing family of associates nationwide. The support and inspiration I receive from my team is unmatched and I am thrilled for what is to come. I am also incredibly blessed with a great family that supports me in an amazing way.”
As a Florida award winner, Ferrando is eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of The Year 2021 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur of The Year national overall winner, will be announced Nov. 13.