The Seaton Companies Chairman and Co-Founder Michael Miles is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R)2013 finalist in the Midwest

CHICAGO, IL, MAY 3, 2013 – The Seaton Companies today announced that Michael Miles, Chairman and Co-Founder of The Seaton Companies, was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R)2013 program in the Midwest. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Miles was selected from a strong pool of nominations by a panel of independent judges. Awards will be presented at a special gala on June 27, 2013 at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Now in its 27th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2013. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

About The Seaton Companies
The Seaton Companies are a $500+ million outsourcing and recruiting firm that operate under the PeopleScout, Staff Management | SMX and StudentScout brands. Founded in 1988, the firm has over 25,000 employees in 60 counties and was recognized in 2011 by Inc. Magazine as the #1 Job Creator in America, among privately held companies. The Seaton Companies have delivered a compound growth rate of 25% since 2009. For more information, please visit

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