DMC Founder & CEO Frank Riordan Named Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist by EY

DMC Founder & CEO Frank Riordan Named Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist by EY

DMC’s founder and CEO, Frank Riordan, was recently honored as a finalist for Ernst & Young Global's 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Midwest regional program, which includes Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

About EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Program

The Entrepreneur of the Year program, founded by Ernst & Young Global (EY), recognizes the work and accomplishments of those who create the products and services that drive our world economy.

Award Table

The winner is selected by a panel of judges, and according to EY, “It is more than just numbers. [It is] based on a balanced scorecard, awards are given to entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, risk and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.”

Frank Riordan

Founded in 1986 in Milwaukee, WI, the program has grown to include more than 145 cities and 60 countries worldwide.

Let Me Be Frank

Frank Riordan built DMC around seven core values that drive our decision-making process and assist in navigating relationships with our clients and partners.

On the topic of why he created DMC, Frank said, “One of my strongest foundational motivations, when I started the company in 1996, was that I wanted to start a company that I wanted to work for even if I didn’t own that.”

You can hear more about Frank’s business philosophies and his driving inspiration in his finalist video.

The Future of DMC

DMC is also proud to have been named one of Crain's Best Places to Work for the past six years showing our commitment to building a workplace people want to be a part of. As Frank Riordan said, "We are continuing to grow with a driver of giving opportunity for people at the company to reach their potential.” 

These philosophies and policies are responsible for DMC’s continued successes and rapid growth, allowing us to expand from one location in Chicago to eight locations across the US with over 100 engineers solving complex problems all over the world.

Find out more about DMC Chicago and all our office locations.


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