In the vibrant business community of Austin, where CharterUP recently set up its headquarters, CEO and founder Armir Harris has received the Austin Business Journal’s Best CEO award, highlighting leadership that weaves together innovation with meaningful community involvement.
The award was presented at a ceremony at Hotel ZaZa in downtown Austin on Oct. 5, shining a light not just on Armir but also the entire CharterUP organization.
“This award, while a personal honor, is truly a reflection of the CharterUP team’s solid dedication and collaborative spirit,” shared Armir. “Our combined commitment to innovation, growth and community impact has allowed us to navigate through numerous challenges and carve out a path of notable success.”
Journey Through Innovation and Change
Armir’s path, from learning the transportation sector’s complexities at a young age to founding his first transportation company in 2012, has been driven by a strong desire to initiate transformative change. CharterUP, founded in 2018, tackled key industry challenges, continuing a legacy of innovative success.
Armir was also named a winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Gulf South Award and is now being considered for the national title.
CharterUP: Climbing to New Heights
With an impressive 111,130% revenue growth over three years, CharterUP has not only been named the No. 2 fastest-growing company in America by Inc. 5000 but has also made a significant mark on the charter bus industry. With a client list that includes several Fortune 500 giants and significant milestones like surpassing $200 million in revenue run rate and securing $60 million in Series A funding in 2022, CharterUP has established its industry presence.
Leadership Focused on Action
Armir’s leadership, which meticulously prioritizes high standards and execution over strategy, has been crucial in CharterUP’s journey. His belief in putting the customer at the center of every decision ensures that innovation and service consistently align with their needs and expectations.
Armir’s dedication goes beyond business, actively supporting causes like education for immigrants and refugees, disaster relief and fighting breast cancer. His active contributions to organizations in Austin further highlight his commitment to making a difference.
Learn more about Austin’s Best CEO awards on the Austin Business Journal’s website.