EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

Florida regional awards

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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Florida award recipients announced

EY is pleased to announce the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® award recipients for the Florida program.

Corporate Innovator

Robert M. Dutkowsky,  CEO Tech Data Corporation, Clearwater

Distribution & Manufacturing

Marcelo Young, Founder and CEO Transnational Foods, Inc., Miami


Daniel Cane, President, Co-Founder and CEO Modernizing Medicine, Inc., Boca Raton

Family Business

Jerry P. Brown, President Tom Brown, Vice President Marketing Florida Food Products, Inc., Eustis

Financial Services

Kenneth E. LaRoe, Founder, Chairman, President and CEO First GREEN Bank, Mount Dora

Health Care & Life Sciences

Ricky Caplin, CEO The HCI Group, Jacksonville

Hospitality & Retail

Robert M. Beall, Chairman Beall’s, Inc., Bradenton

Real Estate & Construction

Ron Antevy, CEO e-Builder, Plantation


Jamarlin Martin, Founder and CEO Moguldom Media Group, Fort Lauderdale


Sam Zietz, Founder and CEO TouchSuite, Boca Raton

Key dates

The application period is now closed

Strategic Growth Forum and National awards gala
November 11-15, 2015
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Honoring world-class entrepreneurs for 29 years

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. Recognized globally, the award honors the most outstanding entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.

As the first truly global award program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates entrepreneurs who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards in more than 145 cities and 60 countries.

Participation in the Entrepreneur Of The Year program puts you in touch with other high-growth business builders. Because the program attracts thousands of founders and CEOs of high-growth companies, you will have a powerful opportunity to build relationships with an elite group. This program offers invaluable one-on-one interaction opportunities with an audience of top executives.

There are 25 regional programs. All award recipients are honored  in June and move forward to compete for national EY Entrepreneur Of The Year in November.

Frequently asked questions

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The Florida program includes the entire state of Florida. We've participated in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Program since 1986 and have had many of our regional winners go on to win national awards. One Florida award recipient, Wayne Huizenga of Huizenga Holdings, Inc., was named World Entrepreneur Of The Year in 2005.  Click here to learn more about the benefits of participation in this exciting program.