DS&D President & CEO Steven Lang Wins EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016
Dancker, Sellew & Douglas (DS&D) President & CEO, Steven Lang has been awarded Business to Business EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 in New Jersey. Following a rigorous nomination process, Lang was interviewed and selected by an independent judging panel of regional business luminaries including previous winners. The award program, which recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success, is regarded as the most prestigious recognition of its kind. Of the nearly 40 New Jersey finalists, Lang was among the 11 winners announced at a gala in New Brunswick, NJ on June 23, 2016.
The program acknowledges entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have propelled their companies’ success, invigorated their industries, and benefited their communities. Lang’s 21st century style of leadership follows these tenets. Since taking the helm at DS&D in 2012, Lang has instilled a customer-centric philosophy and a clear, strategic blueprint aimed at building and sustaining market leadership for the 185+ year old organization. Exemplary successes during his tenure include the recent announcement of a regionally unprecedented third-consecutive-year Platinum Partnership with leading furniture manufacturer Steelcase, placing DS&D in the top 5% of dealers nationally.
Lang shared, “I am honored to be recognized among such a groundbreaking group of leaders. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists, and thank you to EY’s esteemed judges for such a tremendous accolade.” He continued, “This achievement also belongs to the DS&D team. The company’s continued success is a result of our shared vision and collective efforts, and my gratitude goes out to them and to our partners for making it possible.”
Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world. The program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, John Mackey of Whole Foods Market Inc., Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn Corporation and Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc.
As a regional award winner, Lang is eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
More information on the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 honorees in New Jersey are available on the company’s website.