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John Flynn of Open Lending Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award Winner in Central Texas

EY announced that John Flynn, President and CEO of Open Lending, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Technology category in Central Texas. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. John was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event on June 27, 2019 at the JW Marriott Austin.


"It was truly an honor to be awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Technology category at the EY gala on behalf of Open Lending. It is truly a collaborative effort from the entire team at the company and I am extremely proud to lead such a talented team. " - John Flynn, President/CEO, Open Lending


Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 33rd year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:

  • Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation

  • Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.

  • Jodi Berg of Vitamix

  • Robert Unanue of Goya Foods

  • Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn

  • Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani

  • Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC

  • Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks

  • James Park of Fitbit

  • J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. of Marriott International, Inc.

  • Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD, of TESARO, Inc.

As a Central Texas award winner, John is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.


Sponsors Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In Central Texas, sponsors also include Broadway Bank, Colliers International, ADP, Bridgepoint Consulting, Watkins Insurance Group, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Pierpont Communications, Austin Business Journal and San Antonio Business Journal.


About Open Lending, LLC Open Lending, LLC works exclusively with automotive lenders by providing loan analytics, risk-based pricing, risk modeling and automated decision technology. Based in Austin, Texas, the company serves more than 400 financial institutions nationwide. Through its proprietary technology, the Lenders Protection Program, financial institutions leverage powerful tools and customized analytics to underwrite direct and indirect loan approval decisions in seconds. Lenders are empowered to increase near and non‐prime automotive loan volumes and yields with the protection of A‐rated insurance carriers, preventing additional risk to their loan portfolio. Founded in 2000, Lenders Protection, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Open Lending, LLC.


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 in more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy


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