Known for innovative better-for-you and long-term food products, Wise Company is pleased to announce that CEO Aaron Jackson has been named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. The nomination, set for the Utah region, is the world’s most prestigious business award of its kind for entrepreneurs.


Aaron Jackson, CEO of Wise Company, a leading supplier of freeze-dried and dehydrated food products has been named as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award. 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.

Throughout his career, Jackson has been instrumental in building and expanding businesses including Tyson Foods, MOM Brands, and currently Wise Company. He has led Wise through expansion and acquisitions resulting in a market leading position with a growing omni-channel presence.

"I am honored to be named as a finalist by EY for this prestigious award," said Jackson, "This accomplishment is a testament to the strong leadership team and dedicated employees throughout Wise Company. Without their dedication and passion, Wise Company would not be able to sustain our tremendous growth."

Regional 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 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.

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. In Utah, sponsors also include Raymond James, Strong & Hanni Law Firm, Beehive Startups, TSG, Corporate Alliance, Digital Bytes, and Diversified Insurance Group.

About Wise Company
Wise Company, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a leading supplier of freeze-dried and dehydrated food products for emergency preparedness, camping and everyday use. Wise Company products help consumers by providing peace of mind through preparedness products or healthy, better-for-you products that are alternatives to mainstream offerings. For more information, please visit and

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.

About EY
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services. The insights and quality services they deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. They develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all stakeholders. In doing so, they play a critical role in building a better working world for their people, for clients, and communities.

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