EY announces President Jeanette Spofford is an 2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award finalist

(Last Updated On: June 14, 2018)

Jeanette Spofford EY entrepreneur of the year

Our Own is a Finalist!

May 20th, 2014 – Today, Ernst & Young announced that President Jeanette Spofford of Justifacts Credential Verification, Inc. is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia program. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Spofford was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 20, 2014, at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel.

“I am both touched and humbled by the honor of being named as a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award program,” said Spofford. “This wouldn’t have been possible without the support and hard work of my team. It’s incredible how far we’ve come. From starting the company in my living room 32 years ago to providing background screenings to more than 2,400 companies worldwide. It has been an incredible journey.”

The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards is now in its 32nd year. The program has even expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries!

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®. This is the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the US by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia program, sponsors include PNC, Gateway Financial, ParenteBeard, The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Highmark, Chemistry Communications and Trib Total Media.

About Justifacts Credential Verification, Inc.

Founded in 1982, Justifacts Credential Verification provides global background check services for pre-employment verification needs. Justifacts offers over 100 different screening searches such as employment verifications, criminal record checks and degree verifications to organizations ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies worldwide. To learn more, go to www.Justifacts.com.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY 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. It also 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 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

About EY’s Strategic Growth Markets practice

EY’s Strategic Growth Markets (SGM) practices guide leading high-growth companies. Our multidisciplinary teams of elite professionals provide perspective and advice to help our clients accelerate market leadership. SGM delivers assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services to thousands of companies spanning all industries. EY is the undisputed leader in taking companies public, advising key government agencies on the issues impacting high-growth companies and convening the experts who shape the business climate. For more information, please visit us at ey.com/us/strategicgrowthmarkets, or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

About EY

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