EY Announces Andy Turner of LoanStar as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Greater Philadelphia Award Finalist

April 13, 2023
Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates ambitious entrepreneurs who are building bolder futures

Swarthmore, PA – April 13, 2023 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that CEO, Andy Turner of LoanStar Technologies, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Greater Philadelphia Award finalist. Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all. 

Andy Turner was selected by an independent panel of judges. Entrepreneurs were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes. 

“I’m honored to be selected as a finalist for this award,” says Andy Turner. “At LoanStar, we’re committed to driving innovation and creating long-term value for our customers, and I’m proud to be recognized for our efforts.” 

LoanStar provides banks with a platform to help them increase and diversify their consumer lending programs, while driving six consecutive years of 300% growth. LoanStar has developed the MerchantLinQ platform that enables lenders of all sizes to deploy instant point-of-sale finance through their local merchants, partnering with leading financial technology providers to integrate to many of the popular loan origination platforms. 

Regional award winners will be announced on June 8, during a special celebration. The winners will then be considered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual 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 EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2024.   

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 entrepreneurs throughout the US since its inception in 1986, and it has grown to recognize business leaders across 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.  


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 EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. Visit 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/us/private. 

About EY 

EY exists to build a better working world, helping create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets. 

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate. 

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today. 

EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. Information about how EY collects and uses personal data and a description of the rights individuals have under data protection legislation are available via ey.com/privacy. EY member firms do not practice law where prohibited by local laws. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com. 

Other Blogs...

Blog Have you made your way into home improvement loans yet? Here’s why you should… April 12, 2023 Low home inventory coupled …

Blog Why credit unions are poised to win the hearts of Gen Z and millennial borrowers April 12, 2023 Credit unions have …

Blog EY Announces Andy Turner of LoanStar as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Greater Philadelphia Award Finalist April 13, 2023 Entrepreneur …

Blog LoanStar Technologies welcomes Scott Stiegler as new Chief Financial Officer April 5, 2023 Swarthmore, PA – April 5, 2023 – LoanStar …

791 S Chester Rd, Swarthmore, PA 19081

+1 (844) 244-6888

Copyright © 2023 LoanStar Technologies,

All rights reserved.

About Us





Privacy Policy




Security Information

Lending Opportunities