Aptive CEO Rachele Cooper Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 Mid-Atlantic Award Winner

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Aptive CEO Rachele Cooper Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 Mid-Atlantic Award Winner

Posted on 06.23.23

Aptive CEO Rachele Cooper is named Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 Mid-Atlantic Award winner.

The Entrepreneur of the Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. Rachele Cooper was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders. The candidates were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

“It is an incredible honor to be announced Entrepreneur of the Year, and I am humbled and grateful for this recognition,” said Aptive CEO, Rachele Cooper.  “I believe that this award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of my amazing team at Aptive. This award motivates me, and us, to continue pushing boundaries and making a positive impact.”

For nearly four decades, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ambition, courage and ingenuity have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Since 1986, the Entrepreneur of the Year program has recognized more than 11,000 US executives.

As a Mid-Atlantic award winner, Rachele Cooper is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 National Awards. The National Award winners including the Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award winner will be announced 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 World Entrepreneur of the Year® Award in June 2024.


Thank you to Elizabeth Bersche and Donna Jones for accepting this award on Rachele Cooper’s behalf.


About Aptive

Aptive provides expertise in strategic engagement, health solutions and digital transformation. We support some of the most innovative and inspiring programs across the government, helping to improve performance, connect with people and navigate change. Led by CEO Rachele Cooper, a Navy Veteran and aerospace engineer, Aptive is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. Our hundreds of employees across the country are committed to shaping the future as we have for the last decade.

Connect with us at www.aptiveresources.com.


About EY

EY exists to build a better working world, helping create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.


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 Award winners go on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® title. Visit ey.com/us/eoy.