Planit co-founders Matt Doud and Ed Callahan have been selected as winners in the services category of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® award, Maryland region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their business and communities.
“We’re thrilled to be named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award winners,” said Callahan, who founded the firm with Doud in 1994. “For more than two decades Matt and I have been relentless in pushing the creative envelope for our clients and continually strive to put the Baltimore agency scene on the map. Today, Planit is rife with talent, we’re experiencing unprecedented growth and we’re working with brands on a national and global scale. We’ve done what we set out to do, and it means a lot to be recognized in this way for our success.”
“The truth is, creativity is subjective — it’s not something most people would bank on to succeed in business — but our fearless drive and appetite for innovation have kept us coming back every day for the past 20 years,” said Doud. “We’re honored to receive this recognition, and it’s a great reinforcement that our persistence is paying off.”
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists were selected by a panel of independent judges and the winners were announced at a gala on June 25 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year national program, which will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs on November 14, 2015.
[Photo: Planiteers turn out to support Matt Doud and Ed Callahan at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® awards event.]