E7 CEO, Entrepreneur of the Year
On April 27, Corp! Magazine honored a number of Michigan entrepreneurs
for their leadership and their contributions to the Michigan economy. Among
those honored was E7 founder and CEO, Edmond Delude.
The keynote address explored the variety of ways the honorees have
achieved their particular version of success. Each of these leaders took their
own path, and it was often an unexpected one.
All the honorees were recognized for making a difference in their
communities, in their industry, and, most of all, to their employees. They were
never afraid (at least not that they would admit) of taking the “other
path,” and they always took their responsibilities as leaders very
seriously. They not only explored their own passions, but also engaged the
passions of others.
Every day Edmond exemplifies what it means to be a great leader by
approaching each element of E7’s business in a calm and thoughtful way, always
ready to listen and inspire.
When asked what characteristic he feels best defines a good
leader, Edmond responded, “There are two essential characteristics that go
hand-in-hand: listening and decisiveness. In order to make good decisions, you
must first and foremost be a good listener. Once ready, a good leader has to
make important decisions without fear of the responsibility or doubt in their
Everyone at E7 is extremely proud of Edmond. We believe this honor
is well-deserved, although we may be a bit biased.