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Meet the 2016 finalists

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 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.


Vaughn Moore
AIT Worldwide Logistics
Itasca, Illinois

Eric Hsueh and
Erikka Wang

Chicago, Illinois

Israel Idonije
blessed Communion
Chicago, Illinois

Brad Wilson
Brad's Deals
Chicago, Illinois

Thomas Scott
CA Ventures
Chicago, Illinois

Rishi Shah and
Shradha Agarwal

Chicago, Illinois

Laurette Rondenet Smith and David Starr
Edlong Dairy Technologies
Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Paul Chernawsky and
Jordan Batt

Northbrook, Illinois

Bruce Neumiller
Gearbox Express
Mukwonago, Wisconsin

Sandeep Mathrani
General Growth Properties
Chicago, Illinois

Richard Panico
Integrated Project Management Company, Inc.
Burr Ridge, Illinois

Alison Gutterman
Skokie, Illinois

A. David Kriete
Kriete Group
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dana Mecum and
Patricia Mecum

Mecum Auctions
Walworth, Wisconsin

Stuart Frankel
Narrative Science
Chicago, Illinois

Patrick O'Brien
Paris Presents Inc.
Gurnee, Illinois

Matthew Moog
Chicago, Illinois

Nandu Thondavadi and
Dhru Desai

Quadrant 4 System Corporation
Schaumburg, Illinois

Jack Lynch
Renaissance Learning
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Arvind Kapur and
Socka Suppiah

Saggezza, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois

Edward Lou, Sean Casey and Jeff Pieta
Chicago, Illinois

Michael Rothman
SMS Assist
Chicago, Illinois

Marie Moody
Stella & Chewy's
Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Carter Sterling
Sterling Lumber Company
Phoenix, Illinois

Robert Bronstein, Eric Bronstein and Avi Lewittes
The Scion Group
Chicago, Illinois

Michael Patak
TopstepTrader LLC
Chicago, Illinois

Peter Anthony
UGN, Inc.
Tinley Park, Illinois

Mike Santoro
Walker Sands
Chicago, Illinois

Trisha Lemery
Winsert, Inc.
Marinette, Wisconsin