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EY announces finalists for EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM 2014 in Greater Washington

McLean, 2 May 2014

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EY today announced the finalists for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 in Greater Washington. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. These business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on Thursday, June 19 at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.   

The finalists are:

  • Brian Ballard
    APX Labs
  • Brandon Bloodworth
  • Craig Abod
  • Ike Grigoropoulos, Dimitri Moshovitis and Ted Xenohristos
    Cava Mezze
  • Sid Chowdhary
    Credence Management Solutions, LLC
  • Katherine Novikov
    Diamond Mind, Inc.
  • Amy Nichols
  • Roy Kapani
    ECS Federal, Inc.
  • Randy Brouckman
    EdgeConneX, Inc.
  • Rachel King
  • Nicole Geller
    Government Contract Solutions, Inc.
  • Eric McKay and Patrick Murtaugh
    Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
  • Stephen Canton
    iCore Networks
  • Christopher Weiler
  • Paul Trible and Paul Watson
  • Drew Kim, Mark Neal and Ty Neal
    Matchbox Food Group
  • Angelo Falcone, MD, FACEP
  • Srikanth Ramachandran
    Multivision, Inc.
  • Mehdi Tehranchi
    Notable Solutions, Inc.
  • Tobin Moore
  • Bryan Gernert
  • Yuri Horwitz
    Sol Systems
  • Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman and Nathaniel Ru
  • David Trone
    Total Wine & More
  • Jim Bankoff
    Vox Media
  • Mark Ein
    Washington Kastles
  • Timothy Chi
    WeddingWire, Inc.
  • Terry McCallister
    WGL Holdings, Inc.
  • Shub Debgupta
    WiserTogether, Inc.

Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world. 

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In Greater Washington, regional sponsors include CohnReznick, Pillsbury, PNC and the Washington Business Journal. Receptions are sponsored by Cassidy Turley, Lockton and SolomonEdwards.


About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award 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 award 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 more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

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