EY Announces Mike Linton of VLCM as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Mountain West Award Finalist

Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates ambitious entrepreneurs who are shaping the future. mike linton ey finalist 2024

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, May 3, 2024Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) recently announced that CEO, Mike Linton of VLCM was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Mountain West Award finalist. The Mountain West program celebrates entrepreneurs from Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Now in its 38th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is the preeminent competitive business award for audacious leaders who disrupt markets, revolutionize sectors, and have a transformational impact on lives. Over the past four decades, the program has recognized the daring entrepreneurs with big ideas and bold actions that reshape our world.

Mike was one of 40 regional entrepreneurs selected as finalists by an independent panel of judges. The candidates were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

“It is a huge honor to be recognized by Ernst & Young and to be part of their renowned Entrepreneur Of The Year program,” says Linton. “Being named a finalist is truly rewarding, and I am grateful for the opportunity to join such a respected group of entrepreneurs.”

This is Mike Linton's second time as a finalist in the Entrepreneur Of The Year program, having previously been recognized in 2018.

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, VLCM has grown into a premier IT solutions provider dedicated to helping businesses safeguard their data and optimize their IT operations. Specializing in enterprise technology, data management, and cybersecurity, VLCM offers tailored solutions throughout the United States. With a focus on creating sustainable, long-term value for its clients, VLCM is committed to solving complex business problems and ensuring that clients not only survive but thrive. Their approach prioritizes strong relationships with clients, employees, and vendors, fostering a balanced work-life environment for all stakeholders.

Entrepreneur Of The Year honors many different types of business leaders for their ingenuity, courage, and entrepreneurial spirit. The program celebrates original founders who bootstrapped their business from inception or who raised outside capital to grow their company; transformational CEOs who infused innovation into an existing organization to catapult its trajectory; and multigenerational family business leaders who reimagined a legacy business model to fortify it for the future.

Regional award winners will be announced on Saturday, June 15 during a special celebration and will become lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world. 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.

In addition to Entrepreneur Of The Year, EY US supports other entrepreneurs through the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program and the EY Entrepreneurs Access Network, which help connect women founders and Black and Hispanic/Latino entrepreneurs with the resources, network, and access needed to unlock their full potential.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards include presenting sponsors PNC Bank, Cresa, SAP, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In the Mountain West region, sponsors also include regional Gold sponsors, IMA Financial Group, Marsh USA, Strong & Hanni Law Firm, and Truss and regional Silver sponsor, Silicon Slopes.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Founded in 1986, Entrepreneur Of The Year® has celebrated more than 11,000 ambitious visionaries who are leading successful, dynamic businesses in the US, and it has since expanded to nearly 80 countries and territories globally.

The US program consists of 17 regional programs whose panels of independent judges select the regional award winners every June. Those winners compete for national recognition at the Strategic Growth Forum® in November where National finalists and award winners are announced. The overall National winner represents the US at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® competition. Visit ey.com/us/eoy.

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