August 3, 2021 3 min read


RSI Trio Named Entrepreneur of the Year in the Midwest

Neil Bluhm, Greg Carlin, and Richard Schwartz, executives at Rush Street Interactive (RSI), were named Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 Midwest Award winners.

Recognition for RSI Executives

The prestigious award program for entrepreneurs and leaders established by Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) recognized RSI executive chairman and co-founder Neil Bluhm, RSI CEO Greg Carlin, and RSI president Richard Schwartz, having been selected by a panel of independent judges – former award winners, leading CEOs, investors, and regional business leaders – to win the award for the Midwest region.

“To be named Entrepreneur Of The Year by Ernst & Young LLP is a true honor. This award has recognized innovative and exceptional business leaders for over three decades and I’m proud to accept on behalf of the entire RSI team.”

Neil Bluhm, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, RSI

Considering each personnel’s impact related to talent management, degree of difficulty, financial performance, societal impact, originality, and innovation, as well as plans for the future during the selection process, The Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 Award panel selected the trio and revealed its decision during a virtual gala on July 28, 2021.

“It is rewarding to be recognized from a program with such a prestigious legacy as EY US. It is a privilege to now become a lifetime member of this incredible group of leaders who inspire others and work tirelessly in their workplace and community to create a better future.”

Greg Carlin, CEO, RSI

Joining a Prestigious Community of Executives

The RSI trio is set to become lifetime members of a prestigious community of award winners, providing them with access to invaluable insight and wisdom from fellow members across 60 countries supported by resources supplied by EY US which has a 35-year history of honoring ambition, courage, and ingenuity among executive ranks.

“The RSI team’s commitment—to our customers, fellow team members and to the community—continues to motivate me. We pride ourselves on our ambition, ingenuity and customer-centered approach. To be recognized for our vision, while positioning our company for continued growth, makes me truly excited about the direction in which we are headed.”

Richard Schwartz, President, RSI

As winners of the prestigious award for the Midwest region, Neil Bluhm, Greg Carlin, and Richard Schwartz are now eligible for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 National Awards set to announce its winners in several categories during one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of companies leaders in their sectors, the Strategic Growth Forum, that will take place in November.

The world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs founded and produced by EY US is sponsored on a national level by SAP America and The Kauffman Foundation, while in the Midwest Region, the list of sponsors includes Cresa Global, Inc., The LaSalle Network, PNC Bank, Becker Professional Education, and 1871.

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