EY announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 finalists in the Utah Region
Salt Lake City, Utah, 11 April 2013
Ernst & Young LLP today announced the finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award in the Utah Region. The awards program recognizes high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. These finalists were selected from 52 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 20, 2013 at The Grand America Hotel.
Adam Kessler, CEO
Academy Mortgage – Sandy, Utah
Jefferson Pedersen, CEO & Founder
Cariloha – Sandy, Utah
Phil Hansen, CEO
CLEARLINK – Salt Lake City, Utah
Chad Christensen, President & Chairman of the Board & Daniel Shaeffer, CEO
Cottonwood Residential, Inc. – Salt Lake City, Utah
Jason Mathis, Executive Director
Downtown Alliance – Salt Lake City, Utah
Spencer Angerbauer, President
EQUINOX Business Solutions – Salt Lake City, Utah
Joseph Atkin, CEO & President & Robert Workman, Founder
Goal Zero – Bluffdale, Utah
Stephen Neeleman, CEO & Founder
HealthEquity, Inc. – Draper, Utah
Kevin Plumb, CTO & Jeffrey Smith, CEO
Ingram Medical – Sandy, Utah
Dave Elkington, CEO & Founder
InsideSales.com – Provo, Utah
Ryan Dewey, VP Operations & Founder, Jim Jenson, VP Marketing & Founder,
John MacKay, CEO & President & Reed Quinn, Director & Founder,
Lumos, Inc. DBA KT Tape – Lindon, Utah
Tony Zito, CEO
mediaFORGE – Midvale, Utah
Adam Cohen, CEO
Odyssey House of Utah – Salt Lake City, Utah
Jeff Burningham, Managing Partner & Founder
Peak Capital Partners – Orem, Utah
Aaron Skonnard, CEO
Pluralsight – Layton, Utah
Curt Doman, CTO & Founder & Brent Wilson, President & Founder
Progressive Finance Holdings, LLC – Draper, Utah
Dave Bateman, CEO
Property Solutions International, Inc. – Lehi, Utah
Paul Ballif, Vice-President & Robert Hicken, President,
RJ Masonry, Delta Stone Products, & Mountain Valley – Heber City, Utah
Erin Trenbeath-Murray, Director
Salt Lake CAP Head Start – Salt Lake City, Utah
Rett Clevenger, CEO & Jana Francis, President & Founder
STEALS.com – Salt Lake City, Utah
William Hamill, President
Uinta Brewing Company – Salt Lake City, Utah
Dan Fischer, CEO & President
Ultradent Products, Inc. and Opal Orthodontics – South Jordan, Utah
Douglas Burgoyne, CEO & President
VRx – Salt Lake City, Utah
Mary Young, Executive Vice President & Founder
Young Living Essential Oils – Lehi, Utah
Bryce Johnson, CEO
Zarbee's Inc. – Draper, Utah
Harris Simmons, Chairman, President & CEO
Zions Bancorporation – Salt Lake City, Utah
- Collectively, these entrepreneurs created nearly 3,000 jobs in the past three years providing 18,691 jobs at the end of 2012.
- The 26 finalist companies generated nearly $3.5 billion of revenue in 2012.
- Seventeen of the 35 finalists are serial entrepreneurs. These finalists have started and grown at least one other company prior to leading their current company. Of those 17, two won the Entrepreneur Of The Year Award with a previous company they founded.
- Collectively, these finalists grew their company’s employment by nearly 20% and their revenues by 28% between 2010 and 2012.
Now in its 27th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded globally to recognize company builders in over 140 cities and in more than 50 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners go on to compete at the national level. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2013. 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 Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In the Utah Region, local sponsors include Corporate Staging Resources, LLC, Digital Bytes Production & Design, Diversified Insurance Group, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Scherzer International, Strong & Hanni Law Firm and The Summit Group Communications.
About EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.
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