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Meet our Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 National Award winners

By EY Americas

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8 minute read 13 Nov 2021

Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner

Sheila Mikhail of AskBio is recognized for using her creativity, grit and agility to lead the clinical-stage biotech company on an incredible journey.

For 35 years, the Entrepreneur Of The Year® program has recognized and celebrated the unstoppable and audacious entrepreneurial leaders who are transforming our world. In November 2021, Sheila Mikhail, Founder and CEO of AskBio, was named the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 National Overall Award winner.

Sheila was selected by an independent panel of judges from 222 Entrepreneur Of The Year regional winners from 185 companies across the US. As the Founder and CEO of AskBio, Sheila is responsible for growing the employee base from 3 to more than 350 employees operating globally and has significantly increased the company’s revenues. AskBio is a leading clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy research and the development of drugs for rare genetic childhood and adult-onset diseases such as Parkinson’s disease.

In addition to Sheila Mikhail, 11 Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award winners from 9 companies were honored in 2021:

  • Jesse Singh, The AZEK Company
  • John Keppler, Enviva Partners, LP
  • Das Nobel and Nipa Nobel, MTX Group
  • Abhi Ramesh, Misfits Market
  • Marc Gorlin, Roadie
  • Jared Isaacman, Shift4 Payments
  • Cherie Kloss, SnapNurse
  • Dr. Jason Wersland and Benjamin Nazarian, Therabody
  • Mat Ishbia, United Wholesale Mortgage

The candidates were evaluated based on their entrepreneurial leadership, talent management, financial performance, societal impact, degree of difficulty in navigating and overcoming obstacles to make their companies successful, and originality, among other core contributions and attributes.

In this unprecedented era for business, these national winners have shown an exceptional level of resilience, agility and innovation. They demonstrate the true spirit of entrepreneurial leadership, pivoting to keep their commitment to society at the forefront, while also continuing to build companies rooted in uplifting their people and community stakeholders.

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Summary

In this unprecedented era for business, these national winners have shown an exceptional level of resilience, agility and innovation. They demonstrate the true spirit of entrepreneurial leadership, pivoting to keep their commitment to society at the forefront, while also continuing to build companies rooted in uplifting their people and community stakeholders.

Congratulations to our Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 National Award winners!

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By EY Americas

Multidisciplinary professional services organization