Christopher Anderson of Ledge Lounger Announced as Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has announced that founder and CEO, Christopher Anderson of Ledge Lounger, was named an "Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 Gulf South Award" finalist. Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur of the Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.

Christopher was selected by an independent panel of judges. Entrepreneurs were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

Founded in 2011, Ledge created the in-pool furniture category with its iconic Signature Chaise and has since expanded the product set to include outdoor furniture, games and floats. The company operates an omnichannel go-to-market strategy leading with direct-to-consumer branding, and maintaining strong relationships with the trade, retail and hospitality channels. The company has experienced rapid growth since its inception and is poised to continue to gain traction as a leader in outdoor furnishings and entertainment. According to Anderson, “At Ledge, we believe life’s most meaningful moments happen outdoors, and we keep that at the heart of everything we do. I’m proud to be the leader of a team that works tirelessly to bring those special moments to our customers and clients.”

Regional award winners will be announced on June 15, during a special celebration. The winners will then be considered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in June 2024.  

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 entrepreneurs throughout the US since its inception in 1986, and it has grown to recognize business leaders across 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.

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