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Verizon Retailer Scott Moorehead An EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalist

One of 44 chosen from a field of 1,300.

Scott Moorehead, president/CEO of Round Room, the nation’s largest Verizon Authorized Retailer, was named a finalist in EY’s (Ernst & Young’s) 2018 Entrepreneur Of The Year awards.

Moorehead, who oversees 1,247 TCC, Wireless Zone and Wireless Advantage stores across 43 states, was one of 44 national finalists selected from a contingent of more than 1,300 contenders.

The awards program was launched in 1986 to honor “innovators and prominent leaders who have contributed and inspired others with their vision, leadership and achievement,” EY said. Past winners include Starbucks’ Howard Schultz and Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani.

“It is an incredible honor to be named a finalist among such a talented pool of entrepreneurs,” Moorehead said in a statement. “I’m proud to run the biggest ‘small company’ on the planet. It’s important to me to continue the legacy my parents started at the company more than 25 years ago, and it’s something that guides every decision I make as a leader.”

Moorehead is a third-generation owner of TCC, which was founded 27 years ago as a single store in Marion, Ind. As CEO, he executed a growth-through-acquisition strategy under the corporate moniker Round Room that generated a 1,400-percent increase in total revenues over the past 10 years, to more than $2 billion.

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In addition to mobile showrooms, Round Room also runs Culture of Good, an initiative that instills an ethic of giving in companies that can inspire employees, makes positive changes in the world, and in the process improve bottom lines.