It’s a special week at ShipMonk as we congratulate our Founder and CEO Jan Bednar on his recognition as a national winner of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year® 2022 Award. ShipMonk’s Jan Bednar, known for his innovations across the eCommerce and 3PL landscape, was recognized in the award’s Creator category.
The National Award was presented during a ceremony at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the most prestigious gatherings of high growth, market leading companies in the United States. Each nominee running for the honor was evaluated on the basis of entrepreneurial spirit, company purpose, growth, impact, and other core contributions and attributes, like Jan and ShipMonk did. Likewise, earlier this year, Jan and ShipMonk were recognized with the Entrepreneur of the Year® 2022 Florida Award in EY’s 2022 regional category.
Since ShipMonk’s humble founding in the Jans Florida Atlantic University (FAU) dormitory, the focus has been on using technology and transparency to drive innovation and foster growth. At its core, the nimble third-party logistics company (3PL) was formed to compete with shipping giants and disrupt an industry plagued by slow turnarounds, inefficiencies and work restrictions.
“I knew that if I worried about the little things in software features, warehouse efficiency and user experience, the big picture would clear itself up,” said Jan. “I was right. At ShipMonk, we take care of the little things so our customers don’t have to worry.”
Today, Jan’s forward-thinking ideas of efficiency, opportunity, growth and technology continue to drive our 3PL and its diverse portfolio of e-commerce brands, no matter what obstacles they face.
“In the face of many challenges in today’s business landscape, this year’s National Award winners have achieved incredible growth, disrupted industry standards and provided products and services that their communities need,” said Andrew Jordan, EY Americas Entrepreneur Of The Year ® Director. “They embody the true spirit of entrepreneurship — courage, ambition, and most importantly, passion for their people, their missions, and the customers they serve. They are a shining example of entrepreneurial ingenuity and we are proud to honor them.”
As an awardee, Jan now becomes a lifelong member of the respected cross-industry community of awardees with exclusive, ongoing access to the experiences, insights and knowledge of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries – all supported by a wide array of EY resources. Jan notes that it is a great privilege to work alongside like-minded business leaders who are actively driving their industry forward.
Looking to the future, as Jan and top entrepreneurs always do, the ecommerce industry is ripe for the continued innovation that ShipMonk aims to bring to the table. Learn more today about our technological advances and vision for efficiency, such as our industry-leading 3PL platform, Virtual Carrier Network and more!
Since 2014, ShipMonk has operated with a unique guiding principle: helping ecommerce brands scale through technology-driven fulfillment solutions that empower entrepreneurs to spend more time on the things that matter most in their business. Simply put, here at ShipMonk we help ecommerce brands LESS STRESS and MORE GROW.
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, ShipMonk employs more than 2,500 people in 11 state-of-the-art facilities and counting. We’re America’s fastest growing third-party logistics provider, dedicated to enabling sustainable growth for e-commerce brands of all sizes through powerful order, inventory and warehouse management technology combined with enterprise-level order fulfillment services.
Each year, our 3PL is recognized by e-commerce industry leaders and publications for our commitment to innovation. For example: Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, SunSentinel Top Workplaces, Entrepreneur Magazine’s 360 List of Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America, Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies in America and of course Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year® Awards.
About Entrepreneur of the Year®
Entrepreneur of the Year® isn’t just about high-growth companies. It focuses on visionary entrepreneurs who think big, think strategically, innovate and are passionate about driving their industry. In summary, Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders are driving the innovation, growth and prosperity that are transforming our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that fuel growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world.
Entrepreneur of the Year® is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. The national overall winners continue to fight for the title. Visit ey.com/us/eoy.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur of the Year® Awards includes presenting sponsors PNC Bank, SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation.