Fundation Awarded Semifinalist for EY
Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 in New York

Recognition of Excellence in Innovation and Commitment to Communities

NEW YORK, April 27, 2017 – EY today announced that Sam Graziano, CEO of Fundation, and Doug Gordon, Executive Director, Platform Operations of Fundation, are semifinalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the New York Region. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Sam Graziano and Doug Gordon were selected as semifinalists by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis.

Sam Graziano, CEO of Fundation said, “We are honored to be recognized by EY as semifinalists for this prestigious award. While this award may ultimately recognize Doug and I as individuals, every successful entrepreneur recognizes that people are the greatest asset to any company. We have been fortunate to build Fundation with the most talented people in our industry who are hard at work building the best digital lending company in the small business market.”

Now in its 31st year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
About Fundation
Fundation Group LLC is a digitally-enabled lender and credit solutions provider. The Company develops integrated small business lending solutions with banks, enabling them to deliver credit online, drive cost efficiency into their lending programs and maximize customer retention by providing a positive customer experience and meeting the needs of the small businesses they serve. The Company also partners with a variety of organizations that serve the small business market in various capacities to deliver small balance commercial credit products. For more information, please visit www.fundation.com.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. 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 over 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
About EY
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