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2018 finalists

Congratulations to this year's Entrepreneur Of The Year Southeast finalists! Now celebrating it's 32nd year, the program recognizes entrepreneurs in over 145 cities in 60 countries who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

These outstanding business leaders were selected as finalists by a panel of independent judges. Categories and winners will be announced for the first time at a black-tie awards gala on Thursday, June 28, at the Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta, GA. Join us at this year's event and see who will take home top honors.

 

Michael Praeger
Co-Founder and CEO
AvidXchange, Inc.
Charlotte, North Carolina


Brooks Bell
CEO
Brooks Bell Interactive, Inc.
Raleigh, North Carolina


Scott Grimes
Co-Founder and CEO
Cardlytics
Atlanta, Georgia


Scott Deviney
President and CEO
Chicken Salad Chick
Auburn, Alabama


Tal Frankfurt
Founder and CEO
Cloud for Good
Asheville, North Carolina


Patrick Dunham
President and CEO
Curant Health
Smyrna, Georgia


Dave Gray
CEO
Daxko
Birmingham, Alabama


Saurabh Sinha
Founder and CEO
emids Technologies
Nashville, Tennessee


Sheila Benson
President and CEO
Employment Screening Services, Inc.
Birmingham, Alabama


John Gattuso, Co-Founder and CEO
Fred Grimm, COO
FIXD Automotive, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia


Theresa Payton
Founder and CEO
Fortalice Solutions
Charlotte, North Carolina

Tom Garrett
CEO
GPS Hospitality, LLC
Atlanta, Georgia


Jeff Rice MD, JD
CEO
Healthcare Bluebook
Nashville, Tennessee


Chad Trull
President
Hospicelink
Birmingham, Alabama


Kathryn Petralia
Co-Founder and President
Kabbage
Atlanta, Georgia


Brendan Morrissey
Co-Founder and CEO
Netsertive
Morrisville, North Carolina


Lara Hodgson
President and CEO
NOWaccount Network Corporation (dba NOW Corp)
Atlanta, Georgia


Jon Ziglar
CEO
Parkmobile
Atlanta, Georgia


Bob Youakim
CEO
Passport Labs, Inc.
Charlotte, North Carolina


Todd Olson
Founder and CEO
Pendo
Raleigh, North Carolina


Karl Zimmer
CEO
Premium Peanut, LLC
Douglas, Georgia


John Sears
CEO
PresPro, LLC
Harrisburg, North Carolina

Greg Benoit
CEO
QGenda
Atlanta, Georgia


Pamela Evette
President and CEO
Quality Business Solutions, Inc.
Travelers Rest, South Carolina


John Morris
CEO
REPAY Realtime Electronic Payments
Atlanta, Georgia


Andy Capps, Founder and Co-CEO
Lance Popp, Founder and Co-CEO
Residential Capital Management Group LP
Atlanta, Georgia


Kyle Porter
Founder and CEO
SalesLoft, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia


Armir Harris, CEO
Merrick Levy, COO
Shofur, LLC
Atlanta, Georgia


Reagan Farr, Co-Founder and CFO
Matt Kisber, Co-Founder and CEO
Silicon Ranch Corporation
Nashville, Tennessee


Sushumnaa Jalajam
President
Softpath System, LLC
Norcross, Georgia


Eric Spett
CEO
Terminus
Atlanta, Georgia


Eric Barton DBA, MDiv, MBA, MPA, PMP, CMQ/OE
President and CEO
Vanquish Worldwide
Maryville, Tennessee