Ernst & Young Announces Chris Crosby of Compass Datacenters as an Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 Southwest Award Finalist
Celebrating the 35th Class of Unstoppable Entrepreneurs Who Transform the Southwest Region and Beyond
DALLAS – June 8, 2021 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Southwest Award finalist. Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors unstoppable business leaders whose ambition, ingenuity and courage in the face of adversity help catapult us from the now to next and beyond.
Chris Crosby was selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced during a special virtual celebration on August 4, 2021 and will become lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world.
Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
“All the credit for this recognition from Ernst & Young goes to the incredible Compass Datacenters team. I work with the smartest, most dedicated people in the data center industry, and the work they are doing is vital to building out 21st century digital infrastructure,” said Chris Crosby. “Data centers provide a foundation for the technology which powers the global economy and helps people achieve a better quality of life. The Compass team has transformed the way these facilities are designed, built and operated. We’ve done it with a unique culture built around principles like humility, transparency, and continuous improvement. I’m incredibly proud of our team and of the culture we’ve built, and gratified by the impact we are having on lives around the world.”
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2022.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America.
In the Southwest Region, sponsors also include Colliers International, Haynes and Boone LLP, PNC, Donnelley Financial Solutions, RHSB, Smith Frank & Partners and D CEO Magazine.
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About Compass Datacenters
Compass makes lives better by providing the world’s technology leaders a secure place to plug in wherever they grow. We provide custom, move-in ready data centers from edge deployments to core facilities serving hyperscale, cloud and enterprise customers. Since our inception, we have embraced sustainability with the efficient use of land, green energy, water free cooling and building materials. Our campus approach empowers customers with easily-scalable capacity, high levels of control and ultimate flexibility with the long-term perspective and financial strength of private investors, RedBird Capital Partners, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and the Azrieli Group. For more information, visit www.compassdatacenters.com.