Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced that Gene Sheridan, CEO and co-founder of Navitas Semiconductor was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Greater Los Angeles Award finalist. Now in its 38th year, ‘Entrepreneur Of The Year’ is the preeminent competitive business award for audacious leaders who disrupt markets, revolutionize sectors and have a transformational impact on lives. Over the past four decades, the program has recognized daring entrepreneurs with big ideas and bold actions that reshape our world.

Mr. Sheridan was selected as a finalist by an independent panel of judges, and evaluated based on demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

“We are at a pivotal time in our planet’s energy transformation, and this recognition from EY highlights the importance of Navitas’ mission to ‘Electrify Our World’ and exploit a $1.3T opportunity as we accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy,” said Mr. Sheridan. “Next-generation gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors enable fast, efficient and sustainable ultra-fast charging and power delivery in AI datacenters, advanced EVs, mobile, solar and industrial applications. EY’s recognition is a significant moment, a motivation and recognition for me and all of the contributors who have made Navitas a great company.”

Entrepreneur Of The Year honors many different types of business leaders for their ingenuity, courage and entrepreneurial spirit. The program celebrates original founders who bootstrapped their business from inception or who raised outside capital to grow their company; transformational CEOs who infused innovation into an existing organization to catapult its trajectory; and multigenerational family business leaders who reimagined a legacy business model to fortify it for the future.

Regional award winners will be announced on June 13, 2024 during a special celebration at The Beverly Hills Hotel and will become lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world. The winners will then be considered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies.

In addition to Entrepreneur Of The Year, EY US supports other entrepreneurs through the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program and the EY Entrepreneurs Access Network to help connect women founders and Black and Hispanic/Latino entrepreneurs, respectively, with the resources, network and access needed to unlock their full potential.

Original – Navitas Semiconductor