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Meet the 2017 finalists

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 finalists have a lot to celebrate. They've built their dream companies. Expanded. Innovated. And now, EY is recognizing them for their achievements. Help us congratulate these outstanding entrepreneurs. Join us at this year's event and see who will take home top honors.

David Dafoe
8th Street Ventures
Louisville, Kentucky

Linda Sullivan
Administrative Strategies, LLC
Fishers, Indiana

Alan Steiden
Air Systems, LLC
Louisville, Kentucky

Kent Savage
Apex Supply Chain Technologies
Mason, Ohio

Virginia C. Drosos
Assurex Health, Inc.
Mason, Ohio

Kathleen Cabello
Cabello Associates, Inc.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Mark Lanwehr
Car Keys Express
Louisville, Kentucky

Matthew Scantland
CoverMyMeds
Columbus, OH

Greg Ubert
Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea
Columbus, OH

John Waggoner
HMS Global Maritime
New Albany, Indiana

Pete Ventura Jr.
Integrity Express Logistics
Cincinnati, Ohio

Mary Miller
JANCOA Janitorial Services
Cincinnati, Ohio

Eric Allen
LISNR
Cincinnati, Ohio

Rodney Williams
LISNR
Cincinnati, Ohio

Craig Rutledge
LSS Holdings, LLC
Louisville, Kentucky

Kenny McNutt
MadTree Brewing
Cincinnati, Ohio

Hiten Shah
MES Inc.
Lewis Center, Ohio

Pete Butler
MS Companies
Indianapolis, Indiana

Edward Necco
NECCO
Cincinnati, Ohio

Jeff Mardis
Rainbow Design Services Inc.
Louisville, Kentucky

Melissa St. John
Relocation Strategies
Indianapolis, Indiana

Bryant Goulding
Rhinegeist Brewery
Cincinnati, Ohio

Robert Bonder
Rhinegeist Brewery
Cincinnati, Ohio

Mark Music
Ruoff Home Mortgage
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Andy Eastes
SkuVault
Jeffersontown, Kentucky

Dan Layne
Technical Rubber Company, Inc.
Johnstown, Ohio

David Lefever
The Mako Group
Indianapolis, Indiana

Ravi Kunduru
Ventech Solutions, Inc.
Columbus, Ohio

Mahendra Vora
Vora Ventures
Cincinnati, Ohio