EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Mountain West Award Finalists

24 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 Mountain West Award. The Mountain West program celebrates entrepreneurs from Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. 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 39 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 Jim Wilson, Partner and Entrepreneur Of The Year Mountain West Program Co-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 Mountain West finalists are:

Brock Berry I AdCellerant I Denver, Colorado

Dan Dye I Ardent Mills I Denver, Colorado

Greg Kunst I Aurion Biotech I Seattle, Washington

Daniel Neeleman and Hannah Neeleman I Ballerina Farm L.L.C. I Kamas, Utah

Sadie Lincoln I Barre3 I Portland, Oregon

Matt Joblon I BMC Investments I Denver, Colorado

Marco Campos I Campos Holding Co LLC I Denver, Colorado

Adam Fife I CenCore Group I Springville, Utah

Tony Christensen I Christensen Inc. I Richland, Washington

Tyler Howells I Cozy Earth I Bluffdale, Utah

Rich Razgaitis I FloWater, Inc., a Bluewater Company I Denver, Colorado

Jake Chabon I Foresight Diagnostics I Boulder, Colorado

Paul Lichty I Forge Nano I Thornton, Colorado

Lance Platt I Groove Technology Solutions I Midvale, Utah

Aaron Frost I HeroDevs, Inc. I Sandy, Utah

Madeline Hamilton, Whitney Smith and Natasha Thomas I Ivy City Co I Riverton, Utah

Ben Hodson I JobNimbus I Lehi, Utah

Justin Bergerner I Medstar Transportation I Yakima, Washington

Derek Crain and Jessica Crain I Mindful Therapy Group I Mountlake Terrace, Washington

Jeff Byers and Erica Good I Momentous I Park City, Utah

Jeremy Barker I Murphy Door I West Haven, Utah

Adam Paul I NextCentury I Providence, Utah

Curtis Anderson I Nursa I Murray, Utah

Molly Matthews I Pushpay I Redmond, Washington

Jason Les I Riot Platforms, Inc. I Castle Rock, Colorado

Kim Malek I Salt & Straw I Portland, Oregon

Tom Vice I Sierra Space I Broomfield, Colorado

Breezy Griffith I SkinnyDipped I Seattle, Washington

Darren Marshall I Smith Teamaker LLC I Portland, Oregon

Alejandra Harvey I The Tendit Group I Denver, Colorado

Mike Linton I VLCM I Salt Lake City, Utah

Alicia Chapman I Willamette Technical Fabricators I Portland, Oregon

Brandon Newman I Xevant I Lehi, Utah

Shawn Moon I Zerorez, Inc. I American Fork, Utah

Learn more about the finalists at ey.com/us/eoymountainwest.

Regional award winners will be announced on June 15 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 the Mountain West region, sponsors also include regional Gold sponsors, IMA Financial Group, Marsh USA, Strong & Hanni Law Firm, and Truss and regional Silver sponsors, Big Picture and Silicon Slopes.

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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