Press release
03 May 2022 

EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Mid-Atlantic Finalists

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Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Mid-Atlantic Award. The Mid-Atlantic program celebrates entrepreneurs from Maryland, Virginia and Washington District of Columbia. 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 Mid-Atlantic finalists are:

  • Don Thoma | Aireon LLC
  • Dan Gabriel | AM LLC
  • Juan Pablo Segura | Babyscripts
  • Mike Kushin | BlackHorse Solutions, Inc.
  • Alex Welsh | BreakingT
  • Dan Ross | CareJourney
  • Kevin Bennett | Caribou
  • You Mon Tsang | ChurnZero
  • Rick Rudman | Curbio
  • Victor Velculescu | Delfi Diagnostics
  • Rob Lee | Dragos, Inc.
  • David Felsenthal | EAB Global, Inc.
  • Ellison Anne Williams | Enveil
  • Dave Merkel, Justin Bajko and Yanek Korff | Expel
  • Anders Jones | Facet Wealth
  • Corwin Heatwole | Farmer Focus
  • Gabby Wong | FranConnect
  • Alex Kinnier | Upside
  • Blake Hall |
  • Rene LaVigne | Iron Bow
  • GEN Keith Alexander | IronNet Cybersecurity
  • Ki Ho Kang | KIHOMAC
  • Margarita Womack | Latin Goodness Foods LLC
  • Tim Springer | Level Access
  • Steve Sidel | Mindoula
  • Anjali Kataria | Mytonomy
  • Imran Aftab | 10Pearls
  • Ken Mills | REGENXBIO Inc.
  • Kevin Hubbard, Kristina Loftus and Matt Loftus | RHOBACK
  • Ali von Paris | Route One Apparel LLC
  • Alex Kutsishin and Mark Cunningham | Sales Boomerang
  • Julian Setian | SOS International LLC
  • Haroon Mokhtarzada | Truebill
  • Kevin Lowe | LINQ
  • Deepti Malhotra | VMD Systems Integrators
  • Randy Altschuler | Xometry

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 Steve Canaras, Mid-Atlantic 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 29, 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 Mid-Atlantic program, please visit


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank.  In Mid-Atlantic, sponsors also include ADP, CBRE, Cooley LLP, Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN), DLA Piper LLP, and Kelly Benefits Strategies.

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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