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Ernst & Young Announces That RedShelf's Greg Fenton is a 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist


Fenton Joins Ranks of Unstoppable Entrepreneurs in the Midwest

CHICAGO (May 6, 2019) — Ernst & Young announced that Greg Fenton, CEO and co-founder of RedShelf, is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Midwest. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world.


Fenton was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges for his leadership in growing RedShelf, an EdTech company working to make education both more affordable and effective through digital content delivery. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 12 , 2019 at Navy Pier in Chicago.


“I’m extremely humbled by this recognition, but feel even more honored to have had the for the opportunity to make a lasting impact on higher education,” said Greg Fenton, CEO of RedShelf. “Being able to build a mission-driven company alongside so many passionate and talented individuals has been an incredible journey, and we still have so much ahead of us.”


RedShelf was co-founded by Fenton in 2012 and has been a key leader in helping higher education evolve from print to digital course materials. Last year RedShelf was recognized by Inc. Magazine as the country’s second fastest-growing private education company. After closing a $25 million Series C funding round in September 2018, the company has grown to a team of more than 90 employees.


Now in its 33rd year, the Ernst & Young award program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are also eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition.


About RedShelf

Founded in 2012 and recently named one of the nation’s fastest-growing private businesses by Inc. Magazine, RedShelf is a Chicago-based EdTech company helping to make education both more affordable and more effective by replacing yesterday’s pricey print publications with today’s more dynamic, and far less expensive, digital content. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.  


About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program 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 awards program 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 and more than 60 countries.



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