EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 New York Award Finalists

26 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 New York Award. The New York program celebrates entrepreneurs from New York and Connecticut. 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 44 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 Noelle Calautti, Entrepreneur Of The Year® New York 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 New York finalists are:

Harry Ritter | Alma | Brooklyn, New York

Brad Charron | ALOHA | Darien, Connecticut

Tracy Ongena | Alvita Care | New York, New York

Sam Sherman | Automatiq | Valley Stream, New York

Brian Rudolph and Scott Rudolph | Banza | New York, New York

Tom Fogarty | Bestpass | Albany, New York

Achal Patel and Russ Gong | Cabinet Health P.B.C. | Brooklyn, New York

Frank Yu | Coterie | New York, New York

Phil Bauer | Distrokid | New York, New York

Christine Chang and Sarah Lee | Glow Recipe | New York, New York

Saad Alam | Hone Health | New York, New York

Alex Ross, Jared Karson, and Jose Herrera | Horatio | New York, New York

Devin Daly | Impel | Syracuse, New York

Roman Pedan | Kasa Living, Inc. | New York, New York

Ben Lewis | Little Spoon | New York, New York

Jason Guss | Octane Lending, Inc. | New York, New York

Gal Krubiner | Pagaya | New York, New York

Nathan Kondamuri | Pair Eyewear | New York, New York

Michael Kopko | Pearl Health | New York, New York

Michael Mager | Precision Neuroscience | New York, New York

Pete Anevski | Progyny | New York, New York

Arnaud Plas | Prose | Brooklyn, New York

Ben Checketts and Nate Checketts | Rhone Apparel Inc | Stamford, Connecticut

Nicole Wegman | Ring Concierge | New York, New York

Ryan Serhant | SERHANT. | New York, New York

Dilip Rao | Sharebite | New York, New York

Chuck Canton | Sourcepass | Melville, New York

April Koh | Spring Health | New York, New York

Brian Bordainick | Starface World Inc. | New York, New York

Alex Eu, Kevin Shiiba, and Michael Brown | Teamshares | New York, New York

Dr. Bobby Buka | The Dermatology Specialists | Long Island City, New York

Jared Kugel | Tire Agent Corp | New York, New York

Bharani Rajakumar | Transfr | New York, New York

Glen Moller | Upward Health, Inc. | Hauppauge, New York

Aaron Schumm | Vestwell Holdings, Inc.  | New York, New York

Jon M. Williams | Viridi Parente, Inc. | Buffalo, New York

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

Regional award winners will be announced on June 18th 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, Marsh USA, SAP and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In New York, sponsors also include regional Platinum sponsors Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN), and regional Gold sponsors, ADP, DLA Piper and Empire Valuation Consultants.

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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