Meet the 2019 Florida finalists

Congratulations to this year’s Entrepreneur Of The Year Florida finalists! Now celebrating it's 33rd year, the program recognizes entrepreneurs in over 145 cities in 60 countries who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

These outstanding business leaders were selected as finalists by a panel of independent judges. Categories and winners will be announced for the first time at a black-tie awards gala on Thursday, June 13, in Orlando, FL. Join us at this year's event and see who will take home top honors. 

Cary Caster
Founder and CEO
21 Drops LLC

Jack Cheng
President and CEO
AA Metals, Inc.

Mallory Tai Taylor
Co-founder, President, and COO
assessURhealth, LLC

Richard Gonzmart
Owner and President
Columbia Restaurant Group

Nick Dodaro, Chief Medical Officer
Mike Shumer, CEO
Crucial Care

Joe Marinucci
CEO
Digital Media Solutions

Diego Valera, Co-founder
Vanessa Valera Nolte, Co-founder
Distrivalto USA Inc

Don Wenner
CEO
DLP Real Estate Capital

Waymon Armstrong
President and CEO
Engineering & Computer Simulations

Suneera Madhani
Founder and CEO
Fattmerchant

Crystal Morris
Owner and President
Gator Cases Inc. 

Laurent Uberti
President and CEO
Groupe Acticall (operating as Sitel Group)

Jose Vargas
President and Co-CEO
HealthCare.com

Scott Fink
CEO
Hyundai of New Port Richey
(Fink Auto Group)

Fred Hassan
Chairman
IM HealthScience

Mark Lowery
President
Jax Refrigeration

Gregg Cohen, CEO
Alex Sifakis, President
JWB Real Estate Capital, LLC

Bram Hechtkopf 
CEO
Kobie Marketing, Inc.

Punit Shah 
CEO
Liberty Group

Fernando Acosta-Rua
President and CEO
Pet Paradise

Jayson Dubin 
CEO
Playwire

John Thedford
Founder
SMART Financial

Manny Hernandez, President 
George Hernandez, Vice-President
Solo Printing, LLC

Steve Douglas Sadaka 
Chairman and CEO
StevenDouglas Associates LLC d/b/a StevenDouglas

Wasim Shomar
CEO
The Lynx Companies

Rob Ceravolo
Founder and CEO
Tropic Ocean Airways LLC

Chuck Whittall 
Founder and CEO
Unicorp National Developments, Inc

AJ Patel
Founder
Zenwise Health