EY Announces Patti Brennan of Key  Financial, Inc. as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Greater Philadelphia Award Winner 


Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates ambitious entrepreneurs who are building a better world 

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., June 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that CEO Patti Brennan of Key Financial, Inc. was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 Greater Philadelphia Award winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. Brennan 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. 

“For nearly 40 years, the award recognizes leaders who are creating long-term value through their entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact. Leaders who are always testing the limits of what is possible. The independent panel of judges look for entrepreneurs who are pacesetters lifting up their employees and entire communities. I’m so honored to be recognized by a program with this legacy,” said Brennan. 

As the CEO of Key Financial for over 30 years, Patti Brennan provides  comprehensive wealth management with integrated strategies that are unique to each client. Known for her ability to see the impact of the little details on the big picture, Brennan is known for communicating complex financial concepts in simple, understandable and meaningful terms. Brennan has guided standing room only audiences with her wisdom, perspective and practical advice through some of the most challenging times in our country. Brennan and her team also produce The Patti Brennan Show, a podcast dedicated to helping improve the listener's net worth. It can be found on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify. The show is biweekly and covers timely financial topics as well as economic forecasts and market discussions. With assets under management of just under $2 billion as of June 2023, Key Financial, Inc. provides comprehensive financial planning and wealth management services and is located at 1045 Andrew Drive Suite A West Chester, PA. For information about the firm's planning services or to speak with Patti Brennan, call (610) 429-9050 or visit www.keyfinancialinc.com

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. Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners become lifetime members of a global, multi-industry community of entrepreneurs, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of program alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources. Since 1986, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 US executives. 

As a Greater Philadelphia award winner, Brennan 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. 

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has honored the inspirational leadership of entrepreneurs such as: 

Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks 

Daymond John of FUBU 

Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani, Inc. 

Holly Thaggard and Amanda Baldwin of Supergoop! 

Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company 

James Park of Fitbit 

Jodi Berg of Vitamix 

Joe DeSimone of Carbon, Inc. 

Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC 

Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn Corporation 

Sheila Mikhail of AskBio 



Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards include presenting sponsors PNC Bank, N.A.; SAP America; and the Kauffman Foundation. In Greater Philadelphia, sponsors also include CRESA; Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN); Lockton; Ballard Spahr LLP; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; and Troutman Pepper LLP. 


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. 


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Securities offered through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Insurance services offered through Patricia Brennan are independent of Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. Advisory services offered through Key Financial, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. 

The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award has recognized the endeavors of exceptional men and women who create the products and services that keep our worldwide economy moving forward. 

Contact: Carrie Brennan 

Company: Key Financial, Inc. 

Tel: 610-429-9050 

Email: carrie@keyfinancialinc.com