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21 Apr 2023  | Iselin, NJ, US

EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 New Jersey 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 Jersey Award. Now 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 25 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 Jersey finalists are:

Rob Schwartz | Anterix

Steve Kohn | Broadway Industries

A. Hadi Chaudhry | CareCloud Inc.

Kevin Nini and Marjorie Romano | Cares Surgicenter LLC

Dale Foster | Climb Global Solutions

Apurva Saraf | Cosette Pharma

Shailja Dixit | Curio Digital Therapeutics Inc

Andrew Campbell | Eastern Millwork Inc

David Saoud and Michael Saoud | Freezpak Logistics

Neha Shah | GEP

Simin Cai | Go!Foton

Deb Muller | HR Acuity

Hannah Testani | Intelligent Audit

Christine Miller | Melinta Therapeutics

Ricky Choi | Outerspace

Deepali Khadakban | Precision Technologies

Dan Herbatschek | Ramsey Theory Capital

Eric Murphy | Scream Truck

Michael Bresman | Semperis

Giuseppe Incitti | Sitetracker

Srinivas Penumella | Spruce Technology

Kavita Gorty | Sysmind LLC

Kimberlee Vaccarella | Twenty-Six Designs, LLC (BOGG BAG)

Faris Ghawi | Vytalize Health

Dreena Whitfield | WhitPR

Regional award winners will be announced on June 12, 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 Jersey, sponsors also include DLA Piper, Marsh & McLennan and Cresa Global.

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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