BirdDogHR CEO Named EY Entrepreneur of The Year Award Semi-Finalist

Todd Skokan receives nod from Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2016 Upper Midwest awards program

DES MOINES, Iowa – March 28, 2016 – BirdDogHR™, the leader in talent management solutions for the construction, engineering and skilled trades industries, today announced that president and CEO, Todd Skokan, has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2016 Upper Midwest awards program.

Leading the BirdDogHR team since 2013, Skokan has produced tremendous results. In 2015 BirdDogHR was named to the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing companies. The company produced 53% revenue growth in 2014 over 2013 and momentum continues to build. As a result the company has expanded from 17 employees to 53 employees and moved to a larger corporate headquarters as hiring continues. The BirdDogHR team also appreciates Skokan’s leadership identifying the company one of Iowa’s 2015 Top 150 workplaces.

“It’s an honor to be selected as a semi-finalist for the Ernst and Young award,” said Todd Skokan. “This would not be possible without the support and hard work of the BirdDogHR team. Their commitment to customer success powers our growth and numerous achievements. It is an exciting time for BirdDogHR.”

The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of The Year Upper Midwest awards program has world-changing innovators evaluate entrepreneurs across the Midwest that demonstrate exceptional vision, skill and passion. Finalists for the award will be announced April 21 and will meet with the panel of judges in Minneapolis to share their entrepreneurial stories. The winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the year for 2016 award will be announced at a Gala on June 9.