BrainStorm Principals John Wade and Eric Farr named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award winners in the Utah Region 

BrainStorm’s Executive Officers join ranks of exceptional entrepreneurs in Business Services

AMERICAN FORK UT, June 20, 2019 – EY today announced that John Wade and Eric Farr of BrainStorm, Inc. received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Business Services category in the Utah Region. As the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Farr and Wade were selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special black-tie gala event at the Grand America Hotel on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

“It’s impossible to get very far without a group of creative, entrepreneurial people behind you—this is really a win for the BrainStorm team,” said Wade. “BrainStorm has surpassed so much of what we imagined when we set out on this crazy adventure. Any success we experience is a result of the hard work of our amazing team.”

BrainStorm is a SaaS learning and change management solution that helps organizations thrive with their tehcnology tools. BrainStorm’s unique, people-focused approach to digital transformation has set it apart as an industry leader and premier Microsoft partner. The company is positioned to become a one-stop digital learning marketplace that connects users to resources that help them use and adopt business-critical software tools.  

In addition to its business achievements, BrainStorm is regularly recognized for both its unique culture and charitable contributions. BrainStorm employees are encouraged to serve their local communities, participate in bimonthly service projects, and “live life in bold.” 

“We believe that good business starts with good people,” said Farr. “We’re most proud of our culture of giving and gratitude, and we believe the results of that focus are evident in every area of our business.”

Now in its 33rd year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

To learn more about the Utah Region program, please visit Join us in congratulating this year’s winners on social media by following @EY_EOYUS and using #EOYSLC.

As a Utah Region award winner, Farr and Wade are now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In the Utah Region, local sponsors include Digital Bytes Production & Design, Diversified Insurance Group, Links Consulting, Silicon Slopes, Strong & Hanni Law Firm, The Community Foundation of Utah, The Summit Group, Truss and Utah Business.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

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