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29 Apr 2022  | Miami, FL, US

EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Florida Finalists

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Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Florida Award. The Florida program celebrates entrepreneurs from Florida and Puerto Rico. 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 Florida finalists are:

  • Andrew Allen | Aerodyne Industries | Orlando, FL
  • Trevor Baldwin | Baldwin Risk Partners | Tampa, FL
  • Dimitri Sirota | BigID | Miami, FL
  • Carrie Charles | Broadstaff | Tampa, FL
  • Craig Mandeville | Forcura | Jacksonville, FL
  • Christopher Hurn | Fountainhead | Orlando, FL
  • Tony Braswell | Gale Healthcare Solutions, LLC | Tampa, FL
  • AJ Patel | HighKey | Orlando, FL
  • Gregg Cohen and Alex Sifakis | JWB Real Estate Capital, LLC | Jacksonville, FL
  • Greg Van Horn and Christine Yaged | Launch Potato | Delray Beach, FL
  • Alcyr Araujo | Mosyle | Winter Park, FL
  • Helda Rodriguez and J.Oscar Rodriguez | NovaCharge | Orlando, FL
  • Hovhannes Avoyan | Picsart | Miami, FL
  • Harry Hurst | Pipe Technologies | Miami, FL
  • Omar Azrag | RT² | Tampa, FL
  • Jan Bednar | ShipMonk | Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Dax Brady-Sheehan | Spectrio | Tampa, FL
  • David Aninowsky and J.J. Kardwell | The Constant Company | West Palm Beach, FL
  • Michael Brannigan | The Suddath Companies | Jacksonville, FL
  • Ian Aaron | Ubicquia | Fort Lauderdale, FL

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 Michael Pattillo, Florida Program Director. “They have a mindset that drives them to strive for more and an unwavering commitment to their companies, customers and communities.”

“We’re thrilled to recognize these ambitious leaders who are building and sustaining successful, dynamic businesses in Florida,” said Sylvain Dominici, Florida Program Director.

Regional award winners will be announced on Thursday, June 23, 2022. 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 Florida program, please visit Entrepreneur Of The Year Florida.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In Florida, sponsors also include Cresa 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. National overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title.

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