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04 May 2022  | Philadelphia, PA, US

EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Greater Philadelphia Finalists

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

  • Annovis Bio Inc | Dr. Maria Maccecchini
  • AscellaHealth, LLC | Dea Belazi
  • Bittenbender Construction | Emily Bittenbender
  • BM Technologies, Inc. | Luvleen Sidhu
  • Briarwood Lane | Mike Brennan
  • Carisma Therapeutics Inc. | Steve Kelly
  • Context Therapeutics Inc. | Martin Lehr
  • Crossbeam | Bob Moore
  • Di Bruno Bros. | Bill Mignucci
  • DWD & Assoc. Inc dba Just in Time GCP | Donna Dorozinsky
  • Event Strategy Group, LTD | Norm Aamodt and Renee Scullin
  • ForMotiv Inc. | Bill Connors
  • Fulton Financial Corporation | Philip Wegner
  • Green Lawn Fertilizing LLC | Matt Jesson
  • Houwzer | Mike Maher
  • IndeVets | Michael Raphael
  • LifeBrand | TJ Colaiezzi
  • MHS Lift, Inc. | Andy Levin and Brett Levin
  • MOBILion Systems, Inc. | Dr. Melissa Sherman
  • NCC Automated Systems, Inc. | Kevin Mauger
  • Optimal Strategix Group, Inc. | Dr. R Sukumar
  • Piano Software, Inc. | Trevor Kaufman
  • Pinnacle 21 (now part of Certara) | Max Kavensky
  • SMB Team | Bill Hauser
  • SocialLadder | Raavi Iqbal
  • Stream Companies | Dave Regn and Jason Brennan
  • Vertex Inc. | David DeStefano
  • Vision Solar | Jonathan Seibert

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 23. 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 program, please visit Entrepreneur Of The Year Greater Philadelphia.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In Greater Philadelphia, sponsors also include Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN); CRESA; Ballard Spahr LLP; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; Murray Devine & Company and Troutman Pepper LLP.

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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