Paul Stillmank Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award Finalist in the Midwest

EY recently announced that Paul Stillmank, Founder and CEO of 7Summits, the leader in experience-driven digital transformation solutions, is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Midwest.

Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the United States, the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Finalists were selected by a panel of independent judges.

“7Summits embodies my own deep belief Paul Stillmank— for which I was willing to risk everything — that collaboration-based solutions would change the world. My entrepreneurship is driven by two key desires: First, inventing solutions to business challenges that ultimately transform our clients and, in aggregate, the world. Second, cultivating an environment where employees with mind-blowing talents can do amazing and rewarding work,” said Stillmank upon receiving news of the honor. “It is no wonder, then, that 7Summits’ core purpose is ‘to unleash peoples’ potential to create, compete and innovate in entirely new ways.’ This company, and the people who have made it thrive, has allowed the chance to fully realize this purpose every day, and for that I am immensely grateful.”

Paul founded 7Summits ten years ago based on a vision for the world in which purpose-driven communities delivered true business value. Fast-forward those ten years, and the company is gaining considerable momentum, while living up to its mission: “to create online community experiences that transform businesses and enhance people’s lives.”

Award winners were announced at a special gala event on June 12, 2019 at Navy Pier in Chicago. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. 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. Now in its thirty-third year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.


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.

Local sponsors for the Midwest program include Plexus Groupe, LaSalle Network, Cresa, PNC Bank, Becker Professional Education and 1871.

About 7Summits

7Summits is a Milwaukee-based digital solutions provider that uses the power of connected experiences and the Salesforce platform to unlock business value. Our clients benefit from the fact that community-led solutions empower customers, enable partners and unleash employees to build your business for you. Our highly collaborative approach strengthens client solutions by combining the expertise of strategic consultants, experience designers, technical developers and success specialists. And, our client solutions launch faster thanks to our Accelerator Library of configurable Salesforce Lightning applications. 7Summits is a platinum-level Salesforce Consulting Partner, a two-time recipient of Salesforce Venture funding, and recognized annually for its rapid growth and as a best place to work. For more information, visit

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 and more than 60 countries.

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