Michael Stomberg, CEO of The Planet Group, Named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Midwest Award Winner by EY

Michael Stomberg Recognized for Entrepreneurial Spirit, Purpose, Growth, and Impact in the Midwest

Key Takeaways:

  • Michael Stomberg, CEO of The Planet Group, has been named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Midwest Award winner by Ernst & Young LLP (EY US).
  • The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies for their outstanding contributions and achievements.
  • Stomberg was selected by an independent judging panel consisting of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors, and other regional business leaders.
  • Stomberg’s recognition is a testament to his entrepreneurial spirit, long-term value creation, and commitment to growth and impact.

Celebrating Ambition, Courage, and Ingenuity

Michael Stomberg, CEO of The Planet Group, has been honored as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Midwest Award winner by EY US. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program, now in its fourth decade, celebrates entrepreneurs whose ambition, courage, and ingenuity have propelled their companies to success, transformed their industries, and made a positive impact on their communities.

Expressing his gratitude, Stomberg shared his appreciation for the incredible teams that work tirelessly to deliver The Planet Group’s mission, vision, and purpose with unwavering commitment. As an entrepreneur, Stomberg embraces the challenges and unpredictability that come with creating something new. He takes pride in being part of a team that fosters and encourages entrepreneurship, and he looks forward to pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved.

Access to a Global Community of Entrepreneurs

As an Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winner, Michael Stomberg joins a lifelong community of entrepreneurs from various industries worldwide. This exclusive network provides ongoing access to the experience, insight, and wisdom of program alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries. The community is supported by extensive resources from EY, offering valuable support and opportunities for collaboration.

Since its inception in 1986, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 executives across the United States.

Advancing to National and Global Recognition

As a Midwest award winner, Michael Stomberg is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 National Awards. These awards, including the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award, will be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, a prestigious event that brings together high-growth, market-leading companies. The National Overall Award winner will then compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in June 2024.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year® is a renowned business awards program that celebrates unstoppable entrepreneurs who deliver innovation, growth, and prosperity, transforming the world. The program provides insights and experiences to entrepreneurs, fostering global entrepreneurship by connecting visionary leaders with their peers. With regional and national awards programs in over 145 cities across more than 60 countries, Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. National Overall Award winners have the opportunity to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year title.

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About The Planet Group

The Planet Group, a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners, is a collection of global consulting organizations and renowned staffing brands. The company is purposefully built to meet the professional services needs of leading companies in the Technology, Diversified Energy & Engineering, Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, Infrastructure, and Digital Marketing sectors. Founded in 2009, The Planet Group is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and operates offices throughout the United States, Europe, India, and LATAM. The company has been recognized as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies.

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About EY Private

EY Private professionals, known as Advisors to the ambitious™, possess the experience and passion to support private businesses and their owners in unlocking their full potential. With insights born from years of working with business owners and entrepreneurs, EY Private teams support a wide spectrum of private enterprises, including private capital managers and investors, funded portfolio businesses, family businesses, family offices, and entrepreneurs. To learn more, visit

About EY

EY aims to build a better working world by creating long-term value for clients, people, and society, and by fostering trust in the capital markets. With a presence in over 150 countries, EY teams leverage data, technology, and diverse expertise across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax, and transactions to address complex issues facing the world today. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, is the global organization that does not provide services to clients. EY member firms, which are separate legal entities, operate in multiple countries. Visit for more information.

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