EY announces winners for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 New Jersey Award
New Jersey, 30 June 2017
EY builds on three decades of honoring exceptional entrepreneurs in New Jersey
EY is pleased to announce the winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the New Jersey Region. This group of leading entrepreneurs were selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders. The winners were unveiled at a special gala on June 29, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick hosted by Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, author and syndicated columnist, Steve Adubato, Ph.D.
“EY has been recognizing leading entrepreneurs for over three decades,” said Debra von Storch, EY Americas Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director. “The class of winners in 2017 represent new ways of thinking, disruptive business models and overall dynamism that make this country a great place to do business.”
The winners for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 New Jersey Award include:
- John Fraher | Adare Pharmaceuticals
- Giri Devanur | Ameri100
- Jay Ruparel | Azure Knowledge Corporation
- Scott Tannen | Boll & Branch LLC
- Dana Pollack | Dana’s Bakery
- Dr. John Gallucci Jr. | JAG Physical Therapy
- Tony Lesenskyj | LMT Mercer Group Inc.
- Neal Schuman | Schuman Cheese
- Rick Taketa | York Risk Services Group, Inc.
Additionally, Ralph Zucker, President of Somerset Development received the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Visionary award for his collaborative efforts to identify a solution for the future of one of the country’s most celebrated architecturally and historically significant buildings, the iconic former Bell Labs facility in Holmdel, New Jersey.
Since its founding in 1986, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall National Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum™, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco in June 2018.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In New Jersey, sponsors also include DLA Piper LLP, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Murray Devine, Pine Hill Group, PNC Bank and SolomonEdwardsGroup LLC.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in over 145 cities in more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy.
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