RevUnit is kicking off 2018 with reason to celebrate: Co-Founder and CTO Michael Paladino has been selected as the University of Arkansas Sam M. Walton College of Business 2018 Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year.

Each year, the Walton College recognizes up to three deserving alumni in the categories of service, entrepreneurship, and lifetime achievement. According to school officials, nominations for each category are welcomed from faculty, staff, and the alumni community at-large. Ultimately, the award’s final approval comes from the dean with input from faculty and staff.

The Entrepreneur of the Year award recognizes a Walton College graduate who has proven innovative and successful in a business venture of their own creation, in particular businesses that have been successfully operating for more than five years.

“I’m excited and honored to be selected as the Walton College Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year. I loved my time as a student and it’s been a privilege to stay connected with students and staff through some of the school’s great programs,” Michael said. “This award reflects what an amazing place RevUnit has grown into — and all the crazy-awesome people that have joined my partner Joe Saumweber and me along the way.”

Michael’s award builds on incredible momentum for RevUnit, which continues to earn both regional and national recognition for its work helping enterprise clients digitally transform their business. In August, RevUnit was listed as one of the country’s fastest-growing businesses on the Inc 5000 list.

RevUnit was also named to the exclusive Entrepreneur 360 ranking of America’s best privately-held companies in December, which recognizes top private businesses that exemplify qualities like innovation, growth, and leadership.

It’s not the first time Michael has been individually recognized for his entrepreneurial efforts and community involvement. In 2015, he was named to the NWA Business Journal’s annual 40 Under 40 list, which identifies outstanding young business people in Northwest Arkansas who have made notable contributions in their respective industries.

Michael will receive the Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year award at the annual Walton College awards banquet on April 19, 2018, alongside other award-winning Walton College students and alumni.