SOURCE: Brad's Deals

June 17, 2016 07:00 ET

Brad Wilson Wins EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2016 Midwest Award

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - June 17, 2016) - Brad's Deals, the online deal experts and consumer advocates who help millions of Americans save on everything from travel costs to home goods, is proud to announce CEO Brad Wilson has won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2016 Midwest Award for Services.

The award celebrates entrepreneurs who are at the forefront of innovation and create products and services in areas like real estate, retail, technology and manufacturing. Candidates for the award display excellence in financial performance, a personal commitment to their businesses and a willingness to better their communities.

The winners were announced on June 15 at the gala event, which took place at the Aon Ballroom on Chicago's Navy Pier. While accepting his award, Wilson thanked his team at Brad's Deals for helping the site to evolve over the past few years: "We were a very small website until about seven or eight years ago, when I got out of my own way and let a great team run a long way with it," said Wilson.

Wilson founded Brad's Deals from his dorm room in 2001, in an effort to help his classmates save on the high cost of textbooks. Since then, the company has transformed from a one-man show to a vibrant, employee-owned startup with a team of 65, who work diligently every day of the year to find and post the best deals on the web, helping consumers to save millions of dollars every month.

Wilson was a finalist for Entrepreneur Of The Year™ in 2015 and 2014, and was listed among Forbes' 25 Most Promising CEOS Under 35 in 2013. As a company, Brad's Deals has been recognized as #79 on Forbes' Most Promising Companies list, and has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Chicago for the past four years in a row.

Learn more about the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ award here: http://www.ey.com/US/en/About-us/Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneur-Of-The-Year.

About Brad's Deals

The experts at Brad's Deals curate a guide to the best deals on the internet, featuring everything from designer shoe sales to credit card hacks to in-store coupons. Brad's Deals acts as a consumer advocate, thoroughly researching every deal it posts. And one more thing that's pretty important: Brad's Deals doesn't actually sell anything. Instead, it provides a free service that tells you exactly where to find the best price on just about everything. Learn more at www.bradsdeals.com.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award 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 award 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.

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