Robert Anthony Nolan of Virginia Beach, VA, served for several years in the United States Navy before going on to work as a pilot and aviation designer. He also worked as the president and CEO of OmniTrade International, Inc., a Virginia Beach, VA-based firm that negotiated contracts in the international fishing and shipping industries. While leading OmniTrade International, Robert Nolan was selected as a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Established by Ernst and Young in 1986, the Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes the world’s top business leaders for their work establishing and building successful enterprises. Since it was launched over three decades ago, the program has grown to become one of the most distinguished business award programs in the United States.
Over the years, nearly 10,000 outstanding entrepreneurs have benefitted from the program. The list of previous winners includes a number of high-profile entrepreneurs, such as Michael Dell of Dell Technologies, AOL founder Stephen Case, and Shutterstock founder Jon Oringer.
Today, the Entrepreneur of the Year program operates throughout the United States and more than 60 countries worldwide. The most recent group of US national award winners features the executive chairman of Marriott International J.W. “Bill” Marriott. For more information, including nomination and selection details, visit www.ey.com.