Michael Fries, president and CEO of Liberty Global, Inc., was honored over the weekend with Ernst and Young’s “National Entrepreneur of the Year” award in the category of Media, Entertainment and Communications, according to the Denver Business Journal. Liberty Global is second only to Comcast in size in the media industry, which Ernst & Young attributed to Fries’s leadership in a press release:

“Mike Fries is the visionary behind the leading cable company, employing more than 21,000 people and connecting 13 countries with the digital world,” said Bryan Pearce, Americas Director, Entrepreneur Of The Year, Ernst & Young LLP. “With a laser focus on innovation, Fries continues to enhance Liberty Global’s Internet, voice and video services, bringing an amazing entertainment experience as well as simplicity to societies across the globe.”

The Peak readers might remember Fries from earlier this year when he and his wife, Amber, played host to Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s first fundraiser following his selection.  As we noted then, the Fries aptly live in one of Denver’s most notable homes, Stoiberhof, which was built for some of Colorado’s first entrepreneurs.

Congratulations to Michael Fries, Liberty Global, and the rest of his team on a job well done.