We are proud to have nominated three stand-out finalists for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year
2018 Award. The finalists nominated by Salo include Sabin Ephrem, Chris Staley and Jeremy
Langevin from Horizontal Integration, Benjamin VandenWymelenberg and John Guenveur from
Woodchuck USA and Douglas Jaeger from Ulteig Engineers.
The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas
such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and
communities. The finalists were selected by a panel of independent judges and the award
recognizes leaders in more than 145 cities and 60 countries. Learn more about the EY award
here and if you have questions about the nomination process click here to connect with Salo
Managing Director Nick Gust.
Join us in congratulating these outstanding business leaders:
Sabin Ephrem, Founder, President and CEO
Chris Staley, EVP, Digital Agency
Jeremy Langevin, EVP, Staffing Agency
- Horizontal Integration is a digital agency and a staffing firm, focused on Smart Digital,
with offices in Minneapolis, Dallas, Denver, India and soon in Dubai. When a talent
crunch became a barrier to growth, they chose to open and staff their own offshore
office, ensuring that they retained full control of the company’s output while creating
new business opportunities overseas.
Benjamin VandenWymelenberg, Founder and CEO
John Guenveur, Head of Sales
- Woodchuck is a company focused on corporate gifting whose mission is to bring jobs
back to America, nature back to people, and quality back to products. They have helped
create over 30 full-time manufacturing jobs to local families and with their “BUY ONE.
PLANT ONE.” mission they have planted over 1,000,000 trees on 6 different continents
in two years.
Douglas Jaeger, President & CEO
- Ulteig offers comprehensive design engineering, program management and technical
and field services in power, renewable energy, transportation and water management.
When Doug stepped in to lead the organization, he revitalized the vision and instilled a
need for client-focused philosophy where innovation and risk-taking were rewarded. In
his nearly three-year tenure, the company has experienced 46% growth and moved up
49 places (based entirely on organic growth) to #214 on an annual industry ranking of
the top 500 U.S. engineering firms.