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Steve Gebhardt & John Tramutolo of Apparel Company, RSVLTS, named as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 New Jersey Award Winner by EY

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HOBOKEN, N.J., Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Steve Gebhardt & John Tramutolo, co-founders of apparel brand RSVLTS, were both named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 New Jersey Award winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies.


The award recognizes those entrepreneurial leaders who are excelling in overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. RSVLTS was selected by an independent panel of judges. The award was announced through the program's first-ever virtual awards gala, hosted by Deborah Norville, anchor of Inside Edition, on October 7, 2020.

"This is an incredible honor, and we're beyond pleased to be recognized with this award and also to join this fantastic growing entrepreneurial community," said Steve Gebhardt, co-founder of RSVLTS. "RSVLTS started with a dream to make unique apparel our friends would wear and that would start a conversation, which quickly caught on beyond our own community. In many ways we feel this is just the beginning for RSVLTS too, so we're extremely excited for all the plans we have ahead."

Since 1986, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and tenacity have driven their companies' success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. RSVLTS will go on to become a lifetime member of the esteemed multi-industry community of award winners, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.

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

  • Joe DeSimone of Carbon, Inc.

  • Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation

  • Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.

  • Jodi Berg of Vitamix

  • Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn

  • Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani

  • Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC

  • Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks

  • James Park of Fitbit

  • Daymond John of Fubu

As a New Jersey award winner, RSVLTS is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced Thursday, November 19, during a virtual awards gala. The awards are the culminating event of this year's virtual Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation.

In New Jersey sponsors also include PNC Bank and DLA Piper.

Since 2012, founded and headquartered in Hoboken, NJ, the RSVLTS brand is rooted in super high-grand Americana, nostalgia, and a dedication to those with a bold, fun spirit. What makes us different is our approach to producing incredibly comfortable and fashionable, officially licensed gear in a unique style that cannot be ignored. With the RSVLTS proprietary material, the soft, stretchy, and oh so radical KUNUFLEX™ poly-cotton blend, our shirts are guaranteed to make people feel just as good as they look. Proud makers of "The World's Most Comfortable T-Shirt™."

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. Winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy

About EY Private
As Advisors to the ambitious™, EY Private professionals possess the experience and passion to support private businesses and their owners in unlocking the full potential of their ambitions. EY Private teams offer distinct insights born from the long EY history of working with business owners and entrepreneurs. These teams support the full spectrum of private enterprises including private capital managers and investors and the portfolio businesses they fund, business owners, family businesses, family offices and entrepreneurs. Visit ey.com/private

About EY
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