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Pro Back Office's Jennifer Barnes Selected as a Semifinalist for 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year

The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Program San Diego has announced the semifinalists for 2017. Currently in its 31st year, the EY Award features entrepreneurs who are paving the road for future innovations in their companies today. The awards highlight leaders who have made a positive impact in their community.

With the support and dedication from Pro Back Office (PBO) co-founders, Mike Ford and Jennifer Barnes, PBO has seen significant growth and success.  Through their strong team of professionals and loyal customers PBO is leading the way in operational accounting and strategic consulting for emerging businesses. Jennifer Barnes is among the 24 semifinalists for San Diego. 

“I am deeply honored for this recognition. There are so many amazing people being considered for this award. I’m humbled to be included,” said Mrs. Barnes.

“She deserves the recognition,” added Co-founder and Chairman Mike Ford, who brought in Jennifer to be PBO’s CEO to grow the outsourced operational accounting business from scratch. “She brings an outstanding entrepreneurial spirit that has helped grow the business by more than 400% in three years.  We’re all very proud of her accomplishments.”  

About EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Currently in its 31st year, The Entrepreneur Of The Year® program seeks leaders who shape today’s ideas into tomorrow’s exceptional companies. Each spring, the business community comes together to celebrate regional semifinalists, finalists and winners. These honorees not only create and build market-leading businesses, but also help take the standard of excellence to new heights, transform the face of the industry, create jobs and contribute to the vibrancy of communities.

Award winners have founded and built some of the world’s most enduring companies — surpassing U.S. market performance in terms of revenue growth, job creation and longevity. By developing innovative solutions to the most vexing challenges of 21st century business, these award-winning entrepreneurs personify what it means to see past the present to define the future.

Visit  for ey.com for more details about the program and awards. Click here for a full list of the semifinalists. 

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