Ernst and Young has been awarding the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®Award for 30 years. The award is one of the most prestigious and established awards that an entrepreneur can receive. Each year, Ernst and Young reviews many companies and entrepreneurs, selecting only the highest performing for this award.
Sharon Birkman Fink was a nominee for the award and attended the regional gala in Houston on June 16, 2016 at the Hilton Americas with her family and colleagues. At the event, she won in the Family Business category for carrying on the legacy of her father, Dr. Roger Birkman, and continuing to grow adoption of The Birkman Method® worldwide. Sharon Birkman Fink is proud to be an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®2016 Gulf Coast Award winner and will attend the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs in November.
The awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Mrs. Birkman Fink explains, “Innovation, while staying true to our family roots, has been our focus, and will remain the focus, for Birkman moving forward. Our goal is to improve the personal and professional lives of others, which is reflected at Birkman by our products, services, culture, and in everything that we do. It’s an amazing honor, and I am incredibly grateful to have been recognized by Ernst and Young.”
Sharon Birkman Fink holds the business close to her heart, as she is carrying forward the vision of her late father, psychologist Dr. Roger Birkman, who founded the company in 1951 and created its behavioral and occupational assessment, The Birkman Method(R). Mrs. Birkman Fink has held the role of President at Birkman since 2002, during which time she has ushered in growth and modernization while maintaining the strictest standards for product quality, validity, and reliability.