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02 May 2022  | Iselin, NJ, US

EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 New Jersey Finalists

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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 Jersey finalists are:

  • Manish Krishnan | Advanced Technology Consulting Service
  • Gillian Bleimann and Kim Bleimann | Berje Inc
  • Thomas Jacob | Blue Sea Products LLC
  • Steve Kohn | Broadway Industries
  • Emre Imamoglu | Cibo Vita
  • Bob Janacek | DataMotion
  • Alexander Duran | Duran Entities
  • Joe Mastrangelo | Eos Energy Enterprises
  • Dylan Runne | Fenom Digital
  • Patrick Ryan | First Bank
  • Dhana Kumarasamy | Fulcrum Digital
  • Kenneth Pasternak | KABR Group
  • Arnold Kamler | Kent International Inc.
  • Michael Schabel | Kiswe
  • Danai Brooks | Komline-Sanderson Corporation
  • Adriana Carrig | Little Words Project
  • Robert Rapuano | Ned Stevens
  • Ronak Shah | Obvi
  • Raj Patil | Orion Innovation
  • Samuel Gutmann | OwnBackup
  • Bharat Rana | ProSmile
  • Adela Sering | Seven Seven Softwares Inc.
  • Vishal Patel | Shrinaji LLC
  • Srinivas Penumella | Spruce Technology, Inc.
  • PJ Fonseca | The Fonseca Group
  • John Beacham | Toorak Capital Partners

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.

Regional award winners will be announced on June 15, 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 New Jersey program, please visit Entrepreneur Of The Year New Jersey | EY - US


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In New Jersey sponsors also include DLA Piper and Marsh.

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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