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5 May 2022

EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 New York Finalists

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 New York Award.

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Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 New York Award. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed.

The 2022 New York finalists are:

  • Carolyn Magill and Jeremy Rassen | Aetion | New York, New York
  • Saar Yoskovitz | Augury | New York, New York
  • Fayez Mohamood | Bluecore | Manhattan, New York
  • Isabel Rafferty | Canela Media | New York, New York
  • AJ Loiacono | Capital Rx | New York, New York
  • Ryan Gnesin | Elevate Brands | New York, New York
  • Stephen Bailey | ExecOnline, Inc. | New York, New York
  • Jeffrey Goldberg | Fairstead | New York, New York
  • Michael Shaulov | Fireblocks | New York, New York
  • Michael Moro | Genesis Global Trading | New York, New York
  • Cliff Morgan | GFuel | Hauppauge, New York
  • Simon Kim | Gracious Hospitality Management LLC | New York, New York
  • Cesar Carvalho | Gympass | New York, New York
  • Sylvana Durrett | Maisonette | Brooklyn, New York
  • Jason Guss | Octane | New York, New York
  • Ruzwana Bashir | Peek.com | Manhattan, New York
  • Jimmy Chen | Propel | Brooklyn, New York
  • Chanie Rubin | Proud Moments ABA | Brooklyn, New York
  • Steven Schnall | Quontic Bank | New York, New York
  • Karim Atiyeh and Eric Glyman | Ramp | New York, New York
  • Kendrick Nguyen | Republic | New York, New York
  • Frank Reig and Paul Suhey | Revel Transit Inc. | Brooklyn, New York
  • Aakash Kumar | Shiftsmart | New York, New York
  • Matt Cooper | Skillshare | New York, New York
  • Eugene Sayan | Softheon | Stony Brook, New York
  • Brandon Krieg | Stash | New York, New York
  • Mac Cummings | Terakeet | Syracuse, New York
  • Michael Provenzano | Vistar Media | New York, New York

The finalists were selected by a panel of independent judges and evaluated based on their demonstration of long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

“The 2022 Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists have shown us that ambition, courage, ingenuity and empathy are key to driving change,” said Noelle Calautti, New York Program Co-Director. “They have a mindset that drives them to strive for more and an unwavering commitment to their companies, customers and communities.”

Regional award winners will be announced on June 22. The winners will then be considered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual 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 2023.

For over 35 years, EY US has celebrated the unstoppable entrepreneurs who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all. The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 10,000 US executives since its inception in 1986.

Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners have exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other members of the entrepreneurial community in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.

For information on the Entrepreneur Of The Year New York program, please visit ey.com/us/eoy/newyork.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In New York, sponsors also include Donnelley Financial Services (DFIN), Marsh, ADP, DLA Piper, Empire Valuation Consultants, and Morgan Lewis.

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. ey.com/us/eoy

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