EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Greater Philadelphia Award Finalists

16 Apr 2024

Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates ambitious entrepreneurs who are shaping the future

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Greater Philadelphia Award. Now in its 38th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is the preeminent competitive business award for audacious leaders who disrupt markets, revolutionize industries and have a transformational impact on lives. Over the past four decades, the program has recognized the daring entrepreneurs with big ideas and bold actions that reshape our world.

These 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.

This year's finalists are bold entrepreneurs creating a lasting impression in their industries and communities," said Mike Nichols, Greater Philadelphia Program Director. "Selected by an independent panel of judges, these trailblazers demonstrate unwavering dedication to their companies, customers and communities. We are delighted to recognize their successes."

Entrepreneur Of The Year honors many different types of business leaders for their ingenuity, courage and entrepreneurial spirit. The program celebrates original founders who bootstrapped their business from inception or who raised outside capital to grow their company; transformational CEOs who infused innovation into an existing organization to catapult its trajectory; and multigenerational family business leaders who reimagined a legacy business model to fortify it for the future.

The 2024 Greater Philadelphia finalists are:

Domenic Colasante | 2X

Frank Lecrone | AquaPhoenix Scientific

Manik Arora | Arora Engineers, LLC

Charlie Andersen | Augean Robotics Inc. DBA Burro

Steve Grosso | Auxilior Capital Partners

Greg Bentley | Bentley Systems, Inc.

John Ferretti | CODi Worldwide

Sam Thevanayagam | Deval Lifecycle Support

Karla Trotman | Electro Soft Inc.

William Bowie | Empower Construction LLC

Charles Hurchalla | Evolution Sustainability Group

Richard J. Green | Firstrust Bank

Mike Doner | Flagger Force

Lee Yohannan | General Transervice Inc. / Rampmaster

Dennis Maple | Goddard Systems, LLC

David Lasus | Heart + Paw, LLC

Brent Herspiegel | Herspiegel Consulting LLC

Anthony Frick | Husk

John Cucinotta | Intermedia Group Incorporated

Jon Congleton | Mineralys Therapeutics, Inc

Jason Brown | MRO Corp

Michael Cohen and James Lovett | Myonex

Sarah Burlew | Omlie

Bala Janakiraman | Onbe

Amy Voloshin and Leo Voloshin | Printfresh LLC

Crystal O'Neill | Seer Interactive

Lazaros Kalemis | Simpay

Dan Goldsmith | Tendo

Joseph Arcangelo and Brian Sulpizio | The InSeption Group

Panos Boudouvas | ZenQMS

Learn more about the finalists here Entrepreneur Of The Year Greater Philadelphia | EY - US

Regional award winners will be announced on June 6 during a special celebration. The winners will then be considered by the National independent panel of 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.

In addition to Entrepreneur Of The Year, EY US supports other entrepreneurs through the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program and the EY Entrepreneurs Access Network to help connect women founders and Black and Hispanic/Latino entrepreneurs, respectively, with the resources, network and access needed to unlock their full potential.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards include presenting sponsors PNC Bank, Cresa, SAP and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In Greater Philadelphia, sponsors also include Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN); Lockton; Marsh USA, ADP and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Founded in 1986, Entrepreneur Of The Year® has celebrated more than 11,000 ambitious visionaries who are leading successful, dynamic businesses in the US, and it has since expanded to nearly 80 countries and territories globally.

The US program consists of 17 regional programs whose panels of independent judges select the regional award winners every June. Those winners compete for national recognition at the Strategic Growth Forum® in November where National finalists and award winners are announced. The overall National winner represents the US at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® competition. Visit ey.com/us/eoy.

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