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17 Aug 2020 Hoboken, US

EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 New Jersey Award Finalists

Celebrating the unstoppable entrepreneurs whose ambitions transform our world

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Celebrating the unstoppable entrepreneurs whose ambitions transform our world

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 New Jersey Award. Now in its 34th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors successful business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they build and sustain groundbreaking companies that transform our world.

Award winners will be announced during a special virtual event between October 6th-8th 2020, and will join the ranks of a lifelong community of esteemed Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world. This year, unstoppable entrepreneurs who have provided extraordinary support to their communities, employees and others during the COVID-19 crisis will also be recognized for their courage, resilience and ingenuity.

The 2020 New Jersey finalists are:

  • ABCO Systems | Seth Weisberg
  • Admera Health | Guanghui Hu
  • Anova | Robert Barnacle, Martin Adams
  • Bear Mattress | Scott Paladini
  • Boxzooka eFulfillment, LLC | Brendan Patrick Heegan
  • Bubbakoo's Burritos | William Hart, Paul Altero
  • CMS Technology Inc | John Meccia
  • CS Energy | Matt Skidmore
  • Doddle & Co., LLC | Nichole Ann Radzely 
  • Dotcom Distribution | Maria Haggerty
  • Eat Clean Bro | Jamie Giovinazzo
  • eMazzanti Technologies | Jennifer Mazzanti
  • Freshpet | William Cyr, Cathal Walsh, Scott Morris 
  • Fusion Health | Bryan Jakovcic
  • HENRY The Dentist | Justin Joffe
  • Innovative Cosmetic Concepts / Color Street | Fa Park
  • Quallis Brands Inc | Calvin Quallis
  • Rafael Pharmaceuticals | Sanjeev Luther
  • RSVLTS LLC | John Tramutolo, Stephen Gebhardt
  • Somos, Inc. | Gina Perini
  • Spruce Technology, Inc. | Srini Penumella
  • The Gravity Vault, LLC | Lucas A. Kovalcik
  • The Rinaldi Group | Anthony TT Rinaldi
  • The Wireless Experience | Brian S. Wainwright
  • ThirdEye Gen | Nick Cherukuri
  • TrialScope | Jeff Kozloff
  • Universal Yums LLC | Monique Bernstein, Elias Zauner
  • Valley National Bank | Ira Robbins
  • Whitestone Associates, Inc. | Thomas K. Uzzo

Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. Finalists were evaluated based on six criteria: overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards to be announced in November during a virtual awards gala. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021.

Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners become lifetime members of a global, multi-industry community of award winners, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.

New Jersey Focus

Each year, EY US showcases successful entrepreneurs from 20 regional competitions across the United States. For information on the Entrepreneur Of The Year New Jersey program, please visit (https://www.ey.com/en_us/entrepreneur-of-the-year/new-jersey/)

Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation. In New Jersey sponsors also include PNC Bank and DLA Piper.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. Winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy

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