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MIAMI (March 5th, 2019) – Endeavor Miami announced today that after five years of building and growing a successful organization, its founding Managing Director, Laura Maydón, has decided to depart Endeavor Miami to pursue her own entrepreneurial journey. Maydón will continue to lead the organization while the Board of Directors launches a search for a new Managing Director.
As founding Managing Director, Laura Maydón has been instrumental in the expansion of Endeavor in South Florida. Thanks to her leadership these past five and a half years Endeavor Miami now supports 45 entrepreneurs from over 23 companies across a range of industries. Last year, Endeavor Miami Entrepreneurs generated close to $200 million in revenues and created more than 2,000 jobs. Endeavor Miami is Endeavor Global’s first U.S affiliate. Previously, Endeavor supported entrepreneurs around the world, but not in the U.S. Endeavor Miami’s success in cultivating high-impact scale-ups led the way for further Endeavor U.S expansion in Detroit, Atlanta, Louisville, Ky., and most recently, Puerto Rico.
“Laura’s vision and leadership have left a lasting mark at Endeavor Miami and our city,” said Adriana Cisneros, CEO of Cisneros and Endeavor Miami Board co-chair. “The Miami entrepreneurial ecosystem is stronger thanks to her unwavering support of our entrepreneurs.”
The new Managing Director will continue to drive the strategy to achieve the growth plans of the organization. In the next five years, Endeavor Miami expects to double the size of its portfolio generating almost half a billion dollars in revenue and creating over 5,000 jobs. This growth has been fueled, since its launch in 2013, thanks to the contributions of Endeavor Miami’s Board Members and partners like Knight Foundation, which last year reiterated its support of Endeavor Miami with a $2M investment over a five year period. In addition, the City of Miami became an important partner and Endeavor Miami was awarded the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders grant, along with a host of other private and corporate partners who support Endeavor’s mission.
“In the last five years, Laura has built a successful organization and set the foundation for its continued growth,” said Danny Echavarria, Managing Partner of Ganolian Investments and Endeavor Miami Board co-chair. “As Board Members, we will continue to support the organization’s mission and lead the search for a new Managing Director who will build on her work to drive the organization forward.”
“Together with the entrepreneurs, team, mentors, partners, and board, we have worked tirelessly to fulfill the mission to ensure that anyone with the dream and drive to scale in our community can do so. I leave Endeavor Miami in a solid position for growth and I look forward to seeing further impact under new leadership,” said Laura Maydón, “The past five years since we launched Endeavor Miami will always be one of the highlights of my career.”
The Endeavor Miami Board of Directors has formed a search committee to oversee the selection of the new Managing Director. Maydón will support the Board during the selection process and will continue to be part of the Endeavor Miami family.
For those interested in learning more or applying to the role please find more information in this link: http://miami.endeavor.org/board-team/come-work-us/
About Endeavor Miami
Endeavor Miami launched in September 2013 with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as the first U.S. affiliate of Endeavor Global. Endeavor Miami’s entrepreneurs generated close to $200 million in revenues and 2,000 jobs in South Florida in 2018. With the addition of its newest companies, the affiliate currently supports 23 companies and 45 entrepreneurs.
For more information on Endeavor Miami or to nominate Miami entrepreneurs, please visit www.endeavormiami.org.
Established in 1997, Endeavor is leading the global high-impact entrepreneurship movement and promoting economic growth and job creation by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. To date, Endeavor has screened more than 47,000 entrepreneurs and selected more than a thousand individuals leading over 800 high-growth companies. With support from Endeavor’s worldwide mentor network, these high-impact entrepreneurs have created over 1.5M jobs, generated $15 billion in revenues in 2018 and have inspired future generations to innovate and take risks.
Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor currently operates in 34 markets throughout Europe, Latin America, North America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
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