Matt Ebert has guided the organization from a single Chicago-based collision repair center, into one of the fastest-growing brands in the industry
Chicago—Crash Champions has announced that founder and CEO Matt Ebert has been named a finalist for the 2023 Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur Of The Year Midwest Award.
Now in its 37th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award celebrates leaders of high-growth companies. Ebert was selected alongside 35 Midwest finalists representing the region’s high-growth businesses.
As a finalist, Ebert, who was also recently named the Bodyshop Business MSO Executive of the Year in 2022, will be recognized by EY at a special event on June 21 where regional award winners will be announced.
“This year’s finalists are ambitious entrepreneurs set on transforming their industries and communities,” said Ram Ramanan, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Regional Program Director. “They have been carefully selected by our independent panel of judges for their unwavering commitment to their companies, customers and communities, and we are thrilled to recognize them.”
As founder and CEO of Crash Champions, Ebert has guided the organization from a single Chicago-based collision repair center, into one of the fastest-growing brands in the industry. Today, Crash Champions serves customers and business partners at more than 600 repair centers in 36 states and Washington DC.
“It’s humbling and a true honor to be recognized as a finalist for such a storied award alongside some of the very best entrepreneurs in the country,” said Ebert. “As an entrepreneur, everything is rooted in developing and carrying out a clear and inspiring vision. The vision at Crash Champions has always been to build a company with great people at its core. This recognition is a reflection of our passionate team and the distinct culture that has been established at Crash Champions. I’m grateful for the opportunity to represent Crash Champions as part of this program and as a finalist for the 2023 Entrepreneur Of The Year Midwest award.”
Crash Champions, under Ebert’s leadership, has also achieved Level One Partner status with the National Auto Body Council and regularly contributes to community engagement and philanthropy events across the nation, including more than 50 NABC Recycled Rides giveaways in 2022 alone.
After winners of the Midwest Region award are unveiled at the June 21 event, they will be considered by a panel of national judges for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, presented in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum.