ShipMonk’s Jan Bednar Named Entrepreneur of the Year® 2022 Award Winner
It’s a special week at ShipMonk as we congratulate our founder and CEO Jan Bednar on being recognized as a National Winner of the Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year® 2022 Award. Known for his innovation across the ecommerce and 3PL landscape, Jan Bednar of ShipMonk received recognition in the “Creators” category of the award.
The National Award was presented during a celebration held at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. Each candidate competing for the honor was evaluated based on entrepreneurial spirit, company purpose, growth, impact, and other core contributions and attributes that Jan and ShipMonk embody. On par with that, earlier this year Jan and ShipMonk were recognized in EY’s 2022 regional category with the Entrepreneur of the Year® 2022 Florida Award.
From ShipMonk’s humble founding in Jan’s Florida Atlantic University (FAU) dorm room, the focus has been on utilizing technology and transparency to drive innovation and foster growth. At its core, the nimble third-party logistics (3PL) company was created to compete with shipping giants and disrupt an industry plagued by slow turnaround, inefficiencies, and labor constraints.
“I knew that if I worried about the little things in software features, warehouse efficiencies, and user experience, the larger picture would sort itself out,” said Jan. “I was right. At ShipMonk, we sweat the small stuff so our clients don’t have to worry.”
Today, Jan’s future-forward ideas about efficiency, possibility, growth, and technology continue to drive our 3PL and its diverse portfolio of ecommerce brands onward no matter what obstacles come their way.
“In the face of the many challenges in today’s business landscape, this year’s National Award winners were able to achieve incredible growth, shake up industry standards, and provide products and services their communities needed,” said Andrew Jordan, EY Americas Entrepreneur Of The Year® Director. “They embody the true spirit of entrepreneurship – grit, ambition and above all else, passion for their employees, their missions and the clients they serve. They are a shining example of business ingenuity, and we are proud to honor them.”
As an honoree, Jan now becomes a lifetime member of the esteemed multi-industry community of award winners with exclusive, continued access to the experience, insight, and wisdom of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by a wide array of EY resources. Jan notes it’s a great privilege to collaborate with like-minded business leaders who actively drive their industries forward.
Looking to the future, as Jan and top entrepreneurs always do, the ecommerce industry is ripe for the continued innovation ShipMonk plans to bring to the table. Discover more about our strides in technology and visions for efficiency today, for example our industry-leading 3PL platform, Virtual Carrier Network, and more!
Since 2014, ShipMonk has operated with a singular guiding principle: help ecommerce brands scale through technology-driven fulfillment solutions that enable entrepreneurs to devote more time to the things that matter most in their businesses. Put simply, here at ShipMonk we help ecommerce brands STRESS LESS and GROW MORE.
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, ShipMonk has more than 2,500 employees across 11 state-of-the-art facilities and counting. We are America’s fastest-growing third-party logistics provider, specializing in the facilitation of sustained growth for ecommerce brands of all sizes through powerful order, inventory, and warehouse management technology combined with enterprise-level order fulfillment services.
Each year our 3PL is recognized by ecommerce industry leaders and publications for our commitment to innovation. For example: Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, SunSentinel Top Workplaces, Entrepreneur Magazine’s 360 List of Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America, Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies in America, and of course Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year® Awards.
About Entrepreneur of the Year®
Entrepreneur of the Year® is not just about high-growth companies. It focuses on those visionary entrepreneurs who think big and strategically, innovatively, and passionately push their industries forward. In sum, Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth, and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world.
Entrepreneur of the Year® is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National overall winners go on to compete for the title. Visit ey.com/us/eoy.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur of the Year® Awards include presenting sponsors PNC Bank, SAP America, and the Kauffman Foundation.