Shine Solar CEO Nick Gorden has been named a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Southwest Award.
To be eligible for an Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award, the nominee must be the manager or owner of a private or public company and be primarily responsible for the company’s recent performance. Nick joins 45 other finalists in competing to win the top spot of Entrepreneur of the Year for EY’s Southwest Region, which includes Arkansas, according to a press release.
Finalists were evaluated based on six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. The independent judging panel includes previous award winners, leading CEOs, private equity and venture capital investors, and other regional business luminaries. Winners for the Southwest Region will be announced on Aug. 4. Winners will compete for the U.S. Entrepreneur Of The Year Award.
Shine Solar is a solar-installation and energy-services company based in Rogers with offices in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Founded by Gorden and his brother, Nick, in 2016, the company operates throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee.