EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

2012 National award winners

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Congratulations to Canada’s 2012 Entrepreneur Of The Year and the top regional winners!

2012 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Dr. Alan Ulsifer
President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Alan Ulsifer

2012 Regional winners

  • Pacific
    Ashley Cooper | Paladin Security Group Ltd.
  • Prairies
    Dr. Alan Ulsifer | FYidoctors
  • Ontario
    John A. McCluskey | Alamos Gold Inc.
  • Quebec
    Michel Gendreau | Garaga Inc.
  • Atlantic
    Patrick O’Callaghan | East Coast Catering Ltd.

National special citations

Many of the award winners across the country stand out not only as leaders in their industry, but also for the unique mark they’ve made on the entrepreneurial landscape. The following entrepreneurs are Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year category award recipients in their regions and were also selected by the national judges as special citation honourees. These entrepreneurs have demonstrated outstanding growth through environmentally conscious global expansion, leadership by embracing business challenges and opportunities with passion, purpose and execution, and realized unprecedented financial results. 

  • Pacific
    Frederick Davidson | Energold Drilling Corp.
    Outstanding growth

    The largest frontier specialty contract commodity drilling company in the world operating across metals, energy and manufacturing.

  • Ontario
    Jon Hantho | Maxxam Analytics
    Entrepreneurial leadership

    Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries.

  • Ontario 
    Robert Herjavec | The Herjavec Group
    Financial performance

    IT security/infrastructure integration firm specializing in security solutions, WAN acceleration and emerging technologies.