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8 Jun 2021 Philadelphia, US

EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Greater Philadelphia Finalists

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Greater Philadelphia Award.

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Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Greater Philadelphia Award. Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors audacious business leaders whose ambition, courage and ingenuity help catapult us from now to next and beyond. These entrepreneurs were selected as finalists by a panel of independent judges.

Award winners will be announced during a special virtual celebration on July 27, 2021 and will join the ranks of a lifelong community of esteemed Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world.

The 2021 Greater Philadelphia finalists are:

  • Aardvark Mobile Tours | Larry Borden
  • AeroAggregates of North America, LLC | Archie Filshill
  • Alkemy X, Inc. | Justin Wineburgh
  • BAYADA Home Health Care | David Baiada
  • Century Therapeutics, Inc. | Dr. Osvaldo “Lalo” Flores
  • Choice Logistics | Matthew McKeever
  • Circonus | Bob Moul
  • Crossbeam | Bob Moore
  • Fair Square Financial, LLC | Rob Habgood
  • Galera Therapeutics | Dr. Mel Sorensen
  • Gettacar | Yossi Levi
  • Harmony Biosciences | John Jacobs
  • Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) | Scott O'Neil
  • IntegriChain | Joshua Halpern and Kevin Leininger
  • Intel 471 | Mark Arena
  • LifeBrand | TJ Colaiezzi
  • LINKBANK | Andrew Samuel
  • Misfits Market | Abhi Ramesh
  • MOBILion Systems, Inc. | Dr. Melissa Sherman
  • Phenom People | Mahe Bayireddi
  • Philanthropi | Dr. Keith Leaphart
  • Proscia | David West
  • Rampmasters | Lee Yohannan
  • Shift4 Payments | Jared Isaacman
  • Sidecar Interactive Inc.| Andre Golsorkhi
  • South Mountain Merger Corp. | Charles Bernicker
  • The FlexPro Group | Rose Cook and Lynn Faughey
  • The Malvern School | Kristen Waterfield
  • Toll Brothers | Douglas Yearley
  • Vertex | David DeStefano
  • Vision Solar LLC, | Jonathan Seibert

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: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries throughout the world.

“This year’s finalists are the next class in a long line of unstoppable visionaries,” said Mike Nichols, program director and partner, Ernst & Young LLP . “They have been carefully selected by our independent panel of judges for their unwavering commitment to their companies, customers and communities in a year of unprecedented change. We are thrilled to share their inspiring stories this year.”

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. 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 2022.

Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners have 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.

Greater Philadelphia Focus

Each year, EY US showcases successful entrepreneurs from 20 regional competitions across the United States. In 2020, more than 12 entrepreneurs leading companies from Greater Philadelphia were selected as Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners.

For information on the Entrepreneur Of The Year Greater Philadelphia program, please visit


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation.

In Greater Philadelphia, sponsors also include PNC Bank, DFIN, SolomonEdwards Group, Ballard Spahr LLP, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Murray Devine & Company and Pepper Troutman LLP.

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. National Overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title.

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