Meet the 2019 East Central finalists

The Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 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.

Mike Zelkind
80 Acres Farms
Cincinnati, Ohio

Molly North
Al. Neyer
Cincinnati, Ohio

Jorge Garcia-Zuazaga, MD
Apex Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center
Mayfield Heights, Ohio

Bryan Salesky
Argo AI LLC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chad Silverstein
Choice Recovery, Inc.
Columbus, Ohio

Peter Coratola, Jr. 
Ease Logistics Services, LLC
Dublin, Ohio

Bill Dysert
Exscape Designs
Novelty, Ohio

Jeff Berding
FC Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

Leo Ruberto
Feazel, Inc.
Westerville, Ohio

Fred Ode
Foundation Software, Inc. / Payroll4Construction.com
Strongsville, Ohio

Mona Pappafava-Ray
General Carbide Corp.
Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Condrad Daniels
HJI Supply Chain Solutions
Louisville, Kentucky

Andy Lefkowitz
Locus Fermentation Solutions (Locus FS)
Solon, Ohio

Jeff Dulaney
LSP Technologies, Inc.
Dublin, Ohio

Craig Rutledge
LSS Holdings, LLC
Louisville, Kentucky

Patrick Ghilani
MRI Software LLC
Solon, Ohio

Mark Franco 
MXD Process

Louisville, Kentucky

Adam Wallenstein
Neptune Plumbing & Heating Co. 
Cleveland, Ohio

Michael Wallenstein
Neptune Plumbing & Heating Co. 
Cleveland, Ohio

Merry Korn
Pearl Interactive Network
Columbus, Ohio

Katie Blakeley
PetFirst Pet Insurance
Jeffersonville, Indiana

Kaveh Zamanian
Rabbit Hole Distillery
Louisville, Kentucky

Margie Brickner
Reliant Capital Solutions
Gahanna, Ohio

Dieter Moeller
Rhinestahl Corporation
Mason, Ohio

Adam Dwidari
Scarpetta Shoes
Columbus, Ohio

Brian Burke
SellYourMac.com
Blue Ash, Ohio

Andy Eastes
SkuVault Inc.
Louisville, Kentucky

Steve Peplin
Talan Products, Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio

Robert Klonk
Oswald Companies
Cleveland, Ohio

Eric Preston
TruTechTools
Mogadore, Ohio

Bill Spohn, Sr.
TruTechTools
Mogadore, Ohio