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27 Apr 2022  | Chicago, IL, US

EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Midwest Finalists

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Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Midwest Award. The Midwest program celebrates entrepreneurs from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. 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 Midwest finalists are:

  • Andrew MacGregor | ACCEND Construction | Chicago, Illinois
  • Coley Brady & Ryan Brady | Alliance RV | Elkhart, Indiana
  • Amita Patel | Apidel Technologies LLC | Plainfield, Illinois
  • Rashod Johnson | Ardmore Roderick | Chicago, Illinois
  • Steven Galanis | Cameo | Chicago, Illinois
  • Kathy Bolhous | Charter Next Generation | Milton, Wisconsin
  • Mahesh Rajasekharan | Cleo | Rockford, Illinois
  • Benjamin Weiss | Coinflip | Chicago, Illinois
  • Jared Vegosen | DV Group | Chicago, Illinois
  • Richard Burke | Envoy Global | Chicago, Illinois
  • Wes Schroll | Fetch Rewards | Madison, Wisconsin
  • Qiaoni Linda Jing | Genective | Champaign, Illinois
  • Nick Cromydas | Hunt Club | Chicago, Illinois
  • Tim Fields | Ignite Medical Resorts | Park Ridge, Illinois
  • Devin Johnson | Kennected, LLC | Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Felipe Capella & Ricardo Salgado | Loadsmart | Chicago, Illinois
  • Sebastian Malczewski | Marc Nolan | Elk Grove Village, Illinois
  • James Kyle | Millennium | Delavan, Wisconsin
  • David Scherer & Michael Episcope | Origin Investments | Chicago, Illinois
  • Dannel Frisco & Roberto Icaza | Rapido Solutions Group LLC | Chicago, Illinois
  • Greg Fenton | RedShelf | Chicago, Illinois
  • Patrick McGinley | Rehab Medical, Inc. | Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jed Richard | Richard Group LLC | Glenview, Illinois
  • Shital Daftari | Saris and Things, DBA SNT Biotech | Naperville, Illinois
  • Andrew Elsener & Andy Schenck | Spot Freight, Inc. | Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Bob Casey, Michael Elnick, & Thomas Elnick | Tegus | Chicago, Illinois
  • Paras Shah | Tri-Pac, Inc. | South Bend, Indiana

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 Ram Ramanan, Midwest 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 14, 2022 at Offshore atop Chicago’s Navy Pier. 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 Midwest program, please visit Entrepreneur Of The Year Midwest | EY - US.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In Midwest, sponsors also include Becker Professional Education, Cresa Global, Inc., LaSalle Network and Marsh-McLennan.

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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