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02 May 2022  | Los Angeles, CA, US

EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Greater Los Angeles Finalists

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Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Greater Los Angeles 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 Greater Los Angeles finalists are:

  • Julie Uhrman | Angel City Football Club | Santa Monica, California
  • Camilo Concha | Bitcoin IRA | Sherman Oaks, California
  • Paulette Pantoja | Blu Digital Group | Burbank, California
  • Charlie Chanaratsopon and Keith Richman | Boosted Commerce | Beverly Hills, California
  • Alok Chanani | Buildops | Los Angeles, California
  • Lina Hu | Clipper Corporation | Carson, California
  • Steven Borrelli | CUTS Clothing | Culver City, California
  • Ben Eachus | Flowspace | Los Angeles, California
  • Phil Schraeder | GumGum | Santa Monica, California
  • Joanna McFarland | HopSkipDrive | Los Angeles, California
  • Walter Faulstroh | HUM Nutrition Inc | Los Angeles, California
  • Todd Southwick | iTrustCapital | Long Beach, California
  • Brett Matthews | Kate Farms, Inc | Santa Barbara, California
  • Ara Petrosyan | LA Solar Group  | Van Nuys, California
  • Simon Anderson | Mission Cloud | Beverly Hills, California
  • Geoffrey Goldberg and Evan Horowitz | Movers+Shakers | Santa Monica, California
  • Johnny Hou | NZXT | City of Industry, California
  • Daniel Rotman | PrettyLitter | Los Angeles, California
  • Michael McCrary | PureSpectrum | Westlake Village, California
  • Dr. Chirag Shah and Matt Williamson | Push Health, Inc. | El Segundo, California
  • Anthony Fairweather | SEA Electric LLC | Torrance, California
  • Lauren Wang | The Flex Co. | Venice, California
  • Chris Edwards | The Third Floor, Inc. | Los Angeles, California
  • Ryan Chan | UpKeep Technologies, Inc | Los Angeles, California
  • Daniel Hodgdon | Vegamour | Los Angeles, California
  • Ross McCray | VideoAmp | Los Angeles, California
  • Paddy Spence | Zevia PBC | Los Angeles, California

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 Scott Porter, Greater Los Angeles Program 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 16, 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 Greater Los Angeles program, please visit


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In Greater Los Angeles, sponsors also include Marsh USA Inc., New Tangram LLC, CBRE, Inc., Cooley LLP, Cresa Partners of Los Angeles, Inc., and Olmstead Williams Communications.

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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