CEO Coaching International Congratulates Client Denise Tran For Being Named 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year

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MIAMI, Fla., July 17, 2020 – CEO Coaching International, the leading firm coaching over 300 of the world’s top growth-focused entrepreneurs, congratulates its client Denise Tran, CEO and Founder of Bun Mee, on being named 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year by the San Francisco Chapter of Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO).

The EO Entrepreneur of the Year Award program creates a platform to recognize and honor key entrepreneurs who contribute to society by creating value that generates employment and stimulates the economy. The program provides entrepreneurs a platform to gain local, regional and global visibility, generating interest from investors and partners.

“I am so humbled and honored to be recently named the Entrepreneur of the Year 2020.  Years ago I left a career in law to take a risk and follow a dream to create a branded, gourmet Vietnamese fast casual sandwich concept that combines innovative, chef driven sandwiches, a culture around treating our customers and employees like family, and thoughtful branding that incorporates eye-catching art.  Our vision was to be a pioneer in a sandwich niche that didn’t exist in the country at the time.  Since then, we have received local and national awards and recognition.  However, personally this award means so much to me because it is recognition by my peers who understand this journey and it gives further validation that I made the right decision to follow my dreams.”  Tran remarked in response to the award. “I am doing what I love to do, despite how challenging these times are currently, I will continue to keep my head down and work one day at a time to build the company that I’ve always dreamed of… and do it with integrity. Thank you again to EO San Francisco and special thanks to those who nominated me for this award.”

Denise’s Coach at CEO Coaching International, Jerry Swain, commented, “I’m so proud of Denise and her well-deserved recognition.  It has been a privilege to work with her and see her inspiration and dedication in action!”

“Jerry has been phenomenal in quickly identifying my weak spots, helping me navigate each situation by honing in on what’s important, sharing industry knowledge, connecting me with the folks that can help me, and providing thoughtful strategic counsel every step of the way,” Tran mentioned. “He has become a true partner with me through these trying times and has gone above and beyond to do whatever he can to help us through this. I’m so grateful to Jerry and his team.”

About Bun Mee

Launched in 2011, Bun Mee is a Vietnamese Sandwich Eatery specializing in gourmet banh mi-inspired sandwiches with four locations in San Francisco:  Pacific Heights, Financial District, and SFO Terminals 1 & 3.  Bun Mee blends the street food concepts of Vietnam with founder Denise Tran’s flavorful modern interpretations using fresh, local ingredients.  In 2013, Bun Mee was named on Fast Casual Magazine’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers in the country at #28. Founder Denise Tran has also been recognized by QSR Magazine as one of the Wonder Women founders who are changing the game in the fast casual industry.  For more information visit  Social:  Facebook @eatbunmee and Instagram @bunmee

About CEO Coaching International

CEO Coaching International works with the world’s top entrepreneurs, CEOs, and companies to dramatically grow their business, develop their people, and elevate their overall performance. Known globally for its success in coaching growth-focused entrepreneurs to meaningful exits, CEO Coaching International has coached more than 600 CEOs and entrepreneurs in more than 25 countries. Every coach at CEO Coaching International is a former CEO or President that has made big happen. The firm’s coaches have led double-digit sales and profit growth in businesses ranging in size from startups to over $1 billion, and many are founders that have led their companies through successful eight and nine figure exits. CEOs and entrepreneurs working with CEO Coaching International for three years or more have experienced an average EBITDA CAGR of 66.4% during their time as a client, more than five times the national average. For more information, please visit:

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