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EY Announces Jim Segrave of flyExclusive as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Southeast Award Finalist

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Jim Segrave, founder, and Mike Guina, CEO of flyExclusive were named as Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Southeast Award finalists. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed.

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May 20, 2022 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Jim Segrave, founder, and Mike Guina, CEO of flyExclusive were named as Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Southeast Award finalists. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed.

Segrave and Guina were selected by a panel of independent judges according to the following criteria – entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact – among other core contributions and attributes.

Just seven years since founding flyExclusive, Segrave and Guina have built one of the fastest growing and most innovative private jet charter companies in the United States with a vertically integrated business that is truly unique. With a multitude of options that cater to the unique private flying needs of its customers – including its charter service and Jet Club, Aircraft Partnership and flyExclusive Fractional programs – the company ensures that customers receive a highly personalized, world-class experience delivered with a level of consistency no other charter operator can match.

“Being named a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year award is truly an honor and a testament to the tremendous growth we have achieved as an elite private jet brand,” said Segrave. “With a growing fleet of more than 85 aircraft and a relentless commitment to innovation, we continue to deliver on our vision for redefining the private travel experience for our customers.”

Regional award winners will be announced on June 15, 2022. The regional winners will then be considered by the National independent judging panel, and National awards will be presented in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2023.

For over 35 years, EY US has celebrated the unstoppable entrepreneurs who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all. The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 10,000 US executives since its inception in 1986. Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners have exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other members of the entrepreneurial community in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In the Southeast, sponsors also include Cresa, King & Spalding LLP and ADP, LLC.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

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 EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy

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About flyExclusive

flyExclusive is a premiere Part 135 owner/operator of private jet experiences that surpass expectations for quality, convenience and safety. From our world-class Jet Club to our unmatched private charter, clients who fly with us receive a curated experience that anticipates their needs for consistency, comfort and style. As one of the largest operators of Cessna Citation aircraft in the world with a floating fleet of 85 light to heavy jets, flyExclusive offers access to a world of personalized private aviation with on-demand flights that can service a myriad of specialized trip needs. flyExclusive is headquartered in Kinston, NC with services provided across North America, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia and beyond. To learn more, visit www.flyexclusive.com.