Schomp Owner Aaron Wallace Is One Of Denver’s 40 Under 40
In a ceremony held on Thursday, March 17th at the Grand Hyatt, the Denver Business Journal celebrated its 2016 “40 under 40” award recipients. Now in its 20th year, the award honors Denver’s most prominent young, dynamic, up-and-coming business leaders, specifically for their business successes and community contributions. One of the 40 awards couldn’t have found a better home than the hands of Schomp Owner Aaron Wallace who, for nearly a decade, has lead our organization to success within the realms of both business and philanthropy.
“I’m honored to receive this prestigious award, and to be able to stand in the company of so many of our city’s powerful, upstart leaders,” Wallace said. “It speaks volumes of Schomp Automotive which, through our 2015 partnerships, raised more than a million dollars for our community.”
During his interview with the Denver Business Journal, Wallace said he was voted his High School’s “least likely to become a basketball player,” yet “most likely to be successful.” Nearly one-and-a-half decades after graduation he has owned up to his title, leading an award-winning, multi-generational, locally-owned Colorado business to a multitude of successes. Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, Schomp Automotive operates BMW, Honda, MINI, and Mercedes-Benz franchises, as well as Fay Myers Motorcycle World.
Wallace’s “40 Under 40” award comes on the heels of Schomp BMW’s fifth-consecutive “Center of Excellence Award,” similarly bestowed upon dealerships which have shown high levels of business and interpersonal successes. The coveted award is given in recognition of each center’s outstanding performance and service, as well as their overall contribution to the continued success of the BMW brand in the luxury automotive marketplace. The fifth consecutive win puts Schomp BMW among only two other dealerships in the United States to have accomplished the same.
“At the center of our success remains a commitment to foster an adaptable, consistent, competitive, and respectful atmosphere across all of our operations,” he said. “It’s a process which has enabled us to stand at the forefront of innovation, engage with our Douglas County community, and ensure an overwhelmingly positive ownership experience.”