EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
2013 Southeast award recipients announced
Congratulations to the twelve award recipients representing eleven companies selected at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2013 Southeast awards. The award recipients were honored at a black-tie awards banquet on Thursday, 6 June at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The award recipients were revealed for the first time at this exciting event.
2013 award recipients
|Business and Consumer Services|
SnapAV (Wirepath Home Systems DBA SnapAV)
SnapAV is a vertically integrated (manufacturer and distributor) B2B supplier of audio/video accessories to the home A/V, security, commercial A/V and IT/datacom markets. The company was founded in 2005 after Jay Faison ran his own custom integration business for almost a decade. Dissatisfied with some of the strategies of suppliers, Jay wanted to create something that was opposite of the industry norm — and has created a successful business that is the reason dealers succeed.
|Deal Of The Year|
Atlanta Tech Village/Kevy (formerly Pardot)
Pardot is a B2B marketing automation software provider that increases revenue and maximizes efficiency for companies with multi-touch sales cycles. It is one of the first companies ever to be able to track the progress of a potential buyer and deliver results to the sellers, helping them know how and when to engage. Pardot was recently sold to Exact-Target, and founder David Cummings has launched Atlanta Tech Village, the largest high-tech entrepreneur center in the Southeast.
|Family Business Award of Excellence|
C. Gray Wheeler
Yale Carolinas Inc.
Yale Carolinas is a leading provider of material handling products and services carrying a full line of industrial equipment and allied products with focus on new and used sales, leasing, rental forklifts, parts, material handling equipment service and fleet management. The company represents more than 5,000 material handling products and has locations in North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.
American Addiction Centers
American Addiction Centers is a nationwide behavioral health care provider focused on addiction treatment and rehabilitation, with hundreds of highly skilled staff members dedicated to the care and recovery of each patient. Chairman Michael Cartwright has approximately 20 years of professional behavioral and behavioral health experience, having participated in 15 federally funded studies on dual diagnoses and addiction and helping tens of thousands find their way to recovery. His experiences helped create the treatment philosophy at American Addiction Centers, which is based on five essential elements.
Bandwidth is the sixth-largest voice carrier in the United States and the leading choice for those looking to do new things with communications. The communications technology company powers brands such as Skype, Vonage, Google Voice, Pinger and Pandora. Republic Wireless, a division of Bandwidth, is a Wi-Fi centric mobile phone provider, leveraging Wi-Fi networks in homes and offices for coverage. Launched in 2011, Republic Wireless has already received a large amount of national media attention such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, ABC World News Tonight, and The New York Times.
S. David Passman III
Carmike Cinemas, Inc.
Beginning as a family operation, Carmike Cinemas is now the fourth‑largest motion picture exhibitor in the United States serving primarily mid‑size, non-urban communities. As of December 31, 2012, Carmike operated 249 theaters in 35 states. In 2012, Forbes named Carmike Cinemas one of America’s 100 Most Trusted Companies.
Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
With nearly $4.5 billion in revenue and 14,000 employees, Graphic Packaging is a global leader in the packaging industry producing innovative solutions used by well-known brands around the world. Graphic Packaging is the world’s largest manufacturer of folding cartons and other packing solutions such as unbleached paperboard, coated recycle board, flexible packaging, microwave packaging and heat-transfer labels and machinery for consumer food and beverage markets.
Susan A. Butler
Early Autism Project, Inc.
Early Autism Project, Inc. is a leading provider of home and clinic-based applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy to children with autism spectrum and related disorders. After Collin, the son of Susan A. Butler, Executive Director of Administrative Services, was diagnosed with autism in 1995, she met Ann Eldridge, a special education instructor at his school. Together the two have defied odds and built a custom program with 450 trained therapists treating 800 children annually.
Dr. Albert J. Siemens
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. With expertise in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender equality, youth, research and technology, FHI 360 has created a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories with 4,200 staff members. In July 2011, FHI 360 acquired the assets of the Academy for Educational Development, demonstrating a business model that has fueled the organization’s growth and development.p>
AirWatch is the leader in mobile device management, mobile application and mobile content management solutions designed to simplify mobility. Mobile technology is complex, but managing it does not have to be, and AirWatch has developed software that enables the management of any device, anywhere in the world, throughout the full lifecycle. The same concept is applied to the management of apps and content on mobile devices, providing a complete mobility management solution in a single console.
MercuryGate International is a cloudbased transportation management system (TMS) that enable shippers and logistics service providers to manage multimodal shipments from any origin to any destination in the world. Inspired by the need for a strategy to empower users to create and execute shipments using cost-saving methodologies, the TMS provides universal access to a centralized information source in real time. In August 2011, MercuryGate was named a “Top North Carolina Company to Watch,” by CED, a non-profit that promotes entrepreneurial efforts in the state.