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18 Jun 2022  | Seattle, WA, US

EY Announces Award Winners for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Mountain West Award

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EY honors the most ambitious and dynamic entrepreneurs in the Mountain West

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) is pleased to announce the winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® Mountain West Award. The Mountain West program celebrates entrepreneurs from Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.  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. This group of esteemed entrepreneurial leaders was selected by an independent judging panel comprised of award alumni, leading CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders.

“Through these awards, we honor the ingenuity and drive of this outstanding group of leaders,” said Shawn Goff, Mountain West Program Co-Director. “They have persevered to make their visions become a reality, and I know they will benefit from being part of our Entrepreneur of the Year community.”

The winners for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 Mountain West Award are:

  • Josh Eckman I Carterra I Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Bill Beans I Congruex I Boulder, Colorado
  • Dan Lewis I Convoy I Seattle, Washington
  • Chris Miller I Everside Health I Denver, Colorado
  • Roc Pilon I Gymreapers I Boise, Idaho
  • Annie Ryu I jack & annie’s I Boulder, Colorado
  • Mo Bhende I Karat I Seattle, Washington
  • Steve Swinney I Kodiak Building Partners, Inc. I Highlands Ranch, Colorado
  • Bret Rasmussen I KURU Footwear I Murray, Utah
  • Peter W. Stott I Market Express, LLC I Portland, Oregon
  • Dushyant Sharma I Paymentus I Redmond, Washington
  • Paresh Patel I PayRange I Portland, Oregon
  • Mark Frank I SonderMind I Denver, Colorado
  • Maria Colacurcio I Syndio I Seattle, Washington
  • David A. Thompson I TEC Equipment, Inc. I Portland, Oregon

Winners were evaluated based on their demonstration of long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries throughout the world who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.

Regional award winners will be considered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®. 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.

Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners become lifetime members of an esteemed community of multi-industry award winners, granting them unlimited access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni across over 60 countries, in addition to extensive support from EY resources and other members of the entrepreneurial community.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In the Mountain West sponsors also include Colliers International, Cresa, Diversified Insurance, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Silicon Slopes, Strong & Hanni Law Firm, Truss and Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

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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