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14 May 2019 Denver, US

EY Announces Finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Mountain Desert region

May 14, 2019 – EY today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Mountain Desert region.

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Finalists join ranks of unstoppable entrepreneurs in the Mountain Desert region

EY today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Mountain Desert region. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. These business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

The finalists are:

  • Mark McMillen, Randy Culver and Sean Conway | AMERGINT Technologies Inc. (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • Austin Akers and David Gonzales | Bison Oil & Gas (Denver, CO)
  • Frank J. Ricotta, Jr. | BurstIQ (Denver, CO)
  • Dan Konigsberg | CampMinder (Boulder, CO)
  • Gregg Scoresby | CampusLogic (Chandler, AZ)
  • Adam Miller | Centauri Health Solutions, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)
  • Jonathan Fitzhugh | ConcealFab Corporation (Colorado City, CO)
  • Donald R. Marvin, MBA | Concentric Ag Corporation (Centennial, CO)
  • Marcia and Bill Coulson | Eldon James Corporation (Denver, CO)
  • Rei Carvalho | Emailage (Chandler, AZ)
  • Bryan Schramm | Liqid Inc. (Broomfield, CO)
  • Christopher Jaynes, PhD | Mersive Technologies Inc. (Denver, CO)
  • Thiru Thangarathinam | MST Solutions, LLC (Chandler, AZ)
  • Dave Ternan | OrthoFi Inc. (Denver, CO)
  • Mario Ciabarra | Quantum Metric, Inc. (Monument, CO)
  • Richard L. Lewis | RTL Networks, Inc. (Denver, CO)
  • Yoav Lurie | Simple Energy (Boulder, CO)
  • Brenda Schmidt | Solera Health, Inc. (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Chris Volk | STORE Capital (Scottsdale, AZ)
  • Victor Jury | Summit Electric Supply Co., Inc. (Albuquerque, NM)
  • Simer Mayo | ValorGlobal (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Lani Dolifka | Watermill Express, LLC (Brighton, CO)
  • Seth Anderson | Weifield Group Contracting Inc. (Centennial, CO)
  • Dave Stubenvoll | Wowza Media Systems (Golden, CO)

Now in its 33rd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in Monaco in June 2020.


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 Mountain Desert region, sponsors also include Faegre Baker Daniels, Colliers International, Woodruff Sawyer and the Denver Business Journal.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

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