Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016

May 3rd, 2016

For Immediate Release:

Ernst & Young announces CrossFire Group Co-Founder & CEO, Deborah Schneider,
and Co-Founder & COO Martin Rosenau are both named an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
® 2016 finalist in the Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region!

Auburn Hills, May 3rd, 2016 – EY announced that Co-Founder & CEO Deborah Schneider and Co-Founder & COO Martin Rosenau of CrossFire Group are both finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region.  The awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.  Ms. Schneider and Mr. Rosenau were selected as finalists by a panel of independent judges.  Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 23 at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).

“We are honored to be a part of this august group of companies and individuals. EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is a wonderful program, and congratulations to the finalists,” Ms. Schneider said.

In just over a decade, CrossFire has grown from a staffing company to a full service human resources solutions provider.  The company’s client base spans across multiple industries and niche markets throughout North America.  CrossFire was named after the Stevie Ray Vaughn song “Crossfire,” as Mr. Rosenau felt that a staffing and recruiting firm was always in the crossfire between the clients and the contractors.  They are the ones to handle the uncomfortable issues from both sides.

Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Contact: Alex Rosenau

Company: CrossFire Group

Tel: 248-237-6758



Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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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.

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