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18 Apr 2023  | Boston, MA, US

EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 New England Finalists

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Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates ambitious entrepreneurs who are building bolder futures

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 New England Award. The New England program celebrates entrepreneurs from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. In its 37th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.

These 36 entrepreneurs were selected as finalists by an independent panel of judges. The candidates were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

The 2023 New England finalists are:

Yuchun Lee | Allego | Waltham, Massachusetts

Chris Malone | Applause | Framingham, Massachusetts

Dr. Robert Playter | Boston Dynamics | Waltham, Massachusetts

Chris Bullock | ClearGov | Maynard, Massachusetts

Siva Namasivayam | Cohere Health | Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Cheri Ackerman | Concerto Biosciences | Cambridge, Massachusetts

Eric Schenker | Craft Sportswear NA, LLC | Manchester, Massachusetts

Katherine Kostereva | Creatio | Boston, Massachusetts

Vikram Aggarwal | EnergySage | Boston, Massachusetts

Ed Boyajian | EnterpriseDB | Bedford, Massachusetts

Mike Lane | Fluency, Inc. | Burlington, Vermont

Michael Lombardo | GlideFast Consulting | Waltham, Massachusetts

Greta Bajrami | Golden Group Roofing | Hudson, Massachusetts

Colleen Nicewicz | Groups Recover Together | Burlington, Massachusetts

Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, Windsor Western and Annie Wang | Her Campus Media | Boston, Massachusetts

Jeffrey Glass | Hometap | Boston, Massachusetts

Jay Calnan | J. Calnan & Associates | Quincy, Massachusetts

Dr. Alfred Griffin | LightForce Orthodontics | Burlington, Massachusetts

Paul Sellew | Little Leaf Farms | Devens, Massachusetts

Eric Girouard | Maverick Work Wear Inc. dba BRUNT Workwear | North Reading, Massachusetts

Lyle Stevens | Mavrck | Boston, Massachusetts

Jan Bruce | meQuilibrium | Boston, Massachusetts

Bruce Ginsberg | New England Ice Cream Corporation | Norton, Massachusetts

Jim Sullivan | NWN Carousel | Boston, Massachusetts

Jon Olinto | One Mighty Mill | Lynn, Massachusetts

Ty Harris | Openly | Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Andy Beck | PathAI | Boston, Massachusetts

Ed Jennings | Quickbase | Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. David Meeker | Rhythm Pharmaceuticals | Boston, Massachusetts

Rob Price | School of Rock | Canton, Massachusetts

Frank Roe | SmartBear | Somerville, Massachusetts

Bob Monahan | UPPAbaby | Rockland, Massachusetts

Joe Krivickas | Veracross | Wakefield, Massachusetts

Arun Balakrishnan | Xceedance | Worcester, Massachusetts

Regional award winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, during a special celebration. 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 World Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in June 2024. 

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 entrepreneurs throughout the US since its inception in 1986, and it has grown to recognize business leaders across 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards include presenting sponsors PNC Bank, N.A.; SAP America; and the Kauffman Foundation. In New England, sponsors also include Cresa Global, Inc., Woodruff Sawyer & Company, and DLA Piper, 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 Award winners go on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® title. Visit

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