Meet the Heartland finalists

Congratulations to the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Heartland finalists. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of these unstoppable entrepreneurs during the virtual awards celebration on Tuesday, July 27, at 7:00 p.m. CT.

Angie Conley, CEO | Abilitech Medical | Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Brian NeSmith, Co-Founder and CEO | Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc | Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Carlene Wilson, Chairman, Omni Workplace, and President and CEO Atmosphere Commercial Interiors | Atmosphere Commercial Interiors | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Janet Johanson, Founder & CEO | BevSource and The Lab | Little Canada, Minnesota

Tony Miller, CEO | Bind Benefits, Inc. | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Nathan McKean, Chief Executive Officer | BMC Enterprises, Inc. | Saint Louis, Missouri

Cheri Beranek, President & CEO | Clearfield | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Igor Epshteyn, President/CEO | Coherent Solutions | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ron Daugherty, CEO | Daugherty Business Solutions | Saint Louis, Missouri

Joe Currier, President and CEO | DFC Company | Fargo, North Dakota

Andrew Leone, CEO and Co-Founder | Dispatchit, Inc. | Bloomington, Minnesota

Jamie Candee, Chief Executive Officer | Edmentum | Bloomington, Minnesota

Todd Wilkinson, CEO/President | Entrust Corporation | Shakopee, Minnesota

Mynul Khan, Founder and CEO | Field Nation | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Marek Ciolko, CEO & Co-founder and Abir Sen, Executive Chairman | Gravie | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ken Dalley, Chairman, Chief Warrior, Founder | GUARDIAN RFID | Maple Grove, Minnesota

Brad Pinchuk, CEO and President | Hirschbach Motor Lines | Dubuque, Iowa

Scott Leiendecker, Managing Director | KNOWiNK LLC | Saint Louis, Missouri

Joel Theisen, CEO/Founder | Lifesprk | St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Aaron Shilts, President and CEO | NetSPI | Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Stephanie Isaacson, Owner/President | New Horizons Enterprises, LLC. | Kansas City, Missouri

Cliff Kaehler, CEO | Novel Energy Solutions | Saint Paul, Minnesota

Lee Wallace, CEO | Peace Coffee | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Stacia Nelson, CEO Founder | Pivot Strategies | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Nicole Atchison, CEO and Tyler Lorenzen, CEO | PURIS | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jay Ward, CEO | Quadion LLC / Minnesota Rubber & Plastics | Plymouth, Minnesota

Brian Roers, Owner and Kent Roers, Owner | Roers Companies | Minnetonka, Minnesota

Eddie Sullivan, CEO, President & Co-Founder | SAB Biotherapeutics | Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sirish Samba, President/CEO | Sambatek, Inc. | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Charlie Youakim, CEO | Sezzle | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Chad Hetherington, CEO/Co-Founder | The Stable | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thomas Kennedy, PhD, President | TSI Incorporated | Shoreview, Minnesota

Michael Jordan, CEO | UNRL | Saint Paul, Minnesota