Ernst & Young Honors Thaddeus Bartkowski as a Greater Philadelphia Entrepreneur of the Year 2019


Thaddeus Bartkowski speakingPhiladelphia, PA, July 8, 2019 – Thaddeus Bartkowski of Catalyst Outdoor was named a 2019 Ernst & Young Greater Philadelphia region Entrepreneur of The Year. He was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders. The winners were unveiled at a special gala on June 19 at Kimmel Center for Performing Arts in Philadelphia.


“Ernst &Young should be commended for recognizing real achievement, measured by real results,” commented Bartkowski.  “It’s an honor to be named an EY Entrepreneur of The Year. Behind this recognition there is a team of people who made this a reality, and I am grateful for them.”


Catalyst is redefining the physical form of communication by integrating visual communication technology with municipal landmarks, public safety facilities, and community gathering places. Imagine dog parks, pedestrian bridges, art centers, or fire stations that serve the public while enabling the local government, schools, charities, and businesses to speak directly to the community they serve.


Catalyst works closely with communities to understand their needs in order to develop solutions at no cost to taxpayers. The solutions frequently transform under-utilized property into a community asset that combines art, architecture, and advertising in a unique way.


“There are many successful entrepreneurs in this world, but to build something truly remarkable, you can’t let anything stand in your way,” said Debra von Storch, EY Americas Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director. “EY is proud to honor the 2019 Entrepreneur Of The Year winners who are inspiring innovation without limitation and fueling growth and prosperity by being truly unstoppable.”


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.