Morning Consult CEO & Co-Founder Michael Ramlet Named EY Technology Entrepreneur of the Year

Morning Consult CEO & Co-Founder Michael Ramlet was awarded the 2018 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Technology category in the Mid-Atlantic region on Thursday evening. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

“Being selected EY Entrepreneur of The Year in Technology is a great honor and testament to the entire Morning Consult team’s hard work, creativity, and sheer focus on client service and innovation,” Ramlet said. “I look forward to representing our team and celebrating our continued success in Palm Springs this November.”

Morning Consult has quickly emerged as a leader in the data intelligence, brand tracking and market research space through its brand research technology platform, Brand Intelligence. In the past year alone, Morning Consult has expanded into New York, Chicago and San Francisco, in addition to growing its D.C. headquarters, as the company continues to see record revenue growth. Today, hundreds of companies ranging from American Express to Facebook and The New York Times rely on Morning Consult’s revolutionary survey research technology to understand what consumers and voters think in real time.

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 32nd 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
-Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
-Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
-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 Mid-Atlantic award winner, Ramlet will be in consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 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 10, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation.

In the Mid-Atlantic region, platinum sponsors also include Jones Lang LaSalle and PNC Bank. Gold sponsors include Cooley LLP, DLA Piper, Kelly Benefit Strategies, SolomonEdwards, and the Washington Business Journal and Baltimore Business Journal.

About Morning Consult

Morning Consult is a leading technology company revolutionizing ways to collect, organize, and share survey research data to transform how leaders in business and government make key decisions. With offices in New York, Washington D.C., and Chicago, Morning Consult provides rapid and rigorously tested research, news, and brand-tracking technology for over 150 of the world’s biggest companies and industry associations. Morning Consult conducts regular surveys for major media organizations including POLITICO, Bloomberg, The New York Times, AdAge, and Vox. For more on Morning Consult, visit

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. 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.

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