FRAMINGHAM – As a freshman at UMass Amherst, Framingham native Ian McCarthy joined Young Entrepreneurs Across America (YEAA).
Young Entrepreneurs is a student development company based out of Shelby Township, Michigan and has been around since 1987. The company recruits and develops college students to run their own Student Painters branch out of their hometown over the summer. This includes marketing their own business, selling all their own work, recruiting, interviewing,
hiring/firing employees, and running their own payroll.
After completing his freshman year, McCarthy launched his first entrepreneurial venture as a Student Painters branch manager.
During that time, he produced $60,000 in revenue and helped create full-time jobs for college students in Framingham.
Because of his ambition and success, he was asked to return the following year as a mentor and executive to inspire other driven college students.
McCarthy did a tremendous job developing several young men and women in the New England area the last two summers. During that time, McCarthy and his team produced $875,000 and is well on pace to double that heading into his senior year.
Recently, YEAA came back from its annual awards trip, where McCarthy was rewarded the National Executive of the Year Award. This honor is the highest recognition one can receive in the company and is given to the individual who has the strongest character, drive, and integrity.
In the 32 year history of Young Entrepreneurs, McCarthy is one of the top producers to receive this honor at the company’s award banquet.
Over his career, he has developed top talent and created a culture in the
New England division, growing it into one of the most successful regions across the country.
Heading into his senior year, he will graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering come May, and take over the New England division as a senior executive, overseeing four universities and mentoring 50 new startup entrepreneurs.
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