EY Announces J!NX President & Co-Founder Sean Gailey Is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award Winner in San Diego

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Award recognizes entrepreneurial excellence in Consumer Services category.

I am so incredibly humbled and honored to have been selected as a winner. As a lifelong entrepreneur, this award means so much. Huge thanks to EY for rewarding me for both chasing a dream, and embracing my passion for gaming and geek culture.

EY announced that President & Co-Founder Sean Gailey of J!NX, a lifestyle clothing brand for gamers and geeks, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Consumer Services category in San Diego. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Sean Gailey was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the The Grand Del Mar on June 17, 2014.

“All the competitors that I’ve met in this program are amazing. I am so incredibly humbled and honored to have been selected as a winner. As a lifelong entrepreneur, this award means so much. Huge thanks to EY for rewarding me for both chasing a dream, and embracing my passion for gaming and geek culture,” said President & Co-Founder Sean Gailey.

J!NX has grown from a small t-shirt company into the most recognizable name in gaming and geek culture merchandise, creating clothing, toys, and accessories for the most popular brands in the industry. This award comes as J!NX is celebrating 15 years in business.

Now in its 28th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2013 winner Hamid Moghadam, CEO and Chairman of Prologis.

As a San Diego award winner, Sean Gailey is now eligible for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In San Diego, regional sponsors include Marsh Insurance, Union Bank, Cox Business, Merrill Corporation, Scherzer Investigations, and The Daily Transcript.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award 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 award 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.

About EY’s Strategic Growth Markets
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About J!NX
J!NX is a lifestyle clothing brand for gamers and geeks. J!NX represents an immersion into all forms of gaming, the interwebz, giant robots, spaceships, gadgets, comic books, dragons, rolling dice, and collecting things. The J!NX office contains an abundance of toys and passionate nerds. It is located in sunny San Diego, CA. For more information, visit http://www.JINX.com.

This news release has been issued by Ernst & Young LLP, an EY member firm serving clients in the US.

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