CALHOUN, Ga.–Surya president Satya Tiwari has been named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award in the Southeast region by Ernst & Young. One of the most prestigious business award programs in the country, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate the country’s most innovative business leaders. Under Tiwari’s leadership, Surya has grown from $2.7 million in sales in 2004 to more than $80 million last year, the company said, and has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest growing privately held companies for three consecutive years.
Tiwari is one of three finalists in the Hospitality and Retail category in the Southeast region. Award recipients for this region will be announced at a special gala on Thursday, June 26 at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta. Regional winners then go on to compete at the national level. 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, Calif., on Nov. 15, 2014.
“At its core, Surya is focused on helping our customers optimally meet their customers’ needs by offering highly relevant, on-trend home accessories for all lifestyles and budgets,” Tiwari said. “Our exceptional growth would not be possible without our team of dedicated employees, both in the U.S. and India, who share in this commitment and work tirelessly each day to make sure our customers’ expectations are not only met but exceeded. I am honored to be a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and to be in the company of some of the Southeast region’s most forward-thinking leaders.”