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2017 finalists

Congratulations to this year’s Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists in the Southeast! The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs in over 145 cities in 60 countries who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

These business leaders were selected as finalists by a panel of independent judges. Award recipients will be announced for the first time at a black-tie Awards gala on Thursday June 8 at the College Football Hall of Fame, Atlanta, GA. Join us at this year's event and see who will take home top honors.


Richard Balot
Founder and Executive Chairman
A Wireless
Greenville, NC
The A Wireless story |

Bruce Irwin, MD
Founder and Chairman
American Family Care
Birmingham, AL
The American Family Care story |

Sreeni Prabhu
Managing Partner,
Co-CEO and Chief Investment Officer

Angel Oak Capital Advisors, LLC
Atlanta, GA
The Angel Oak Capital Advisors, LLC story |

Glenn Clayton
Founder and CEO
Huntsville, AL
The Appleton story |

Brad Smith
Co-Founder and CEO
Aspire Health
Nashville, TN
The Aspire Health story |

Shawn Jenkins
Co-Founder and CEO
Charleston, SC
The Benefitfocus story |

Beth R. Chase
Nashville, TN
The c3/consulting story |

Brian Fox
President and Founder
Brentwood, TN
The Confirmation.com story |

Tal Frankfurt
Founder and CEO
Cloud For Good
Asheville, NC
The Cloud For Good story |

Jack DeMao
Electric Guard Dog, LLC
Columbia, SC
The Electric Guard Dog, LLC story |

Barrett Ward
Founder and CEO
Nashville, TN

Frank Scibelli
Founder and CEO
FS Food Group
Charlotte, NC
The FS Food Group story |

Nicholas Miller
Co-founder and CEO
Atlanta, GA
The Gather story |

Becky Loranger
President and Founder
Lakeside Project Solutions, LLC
Denver, NC
The Lakeside Project Solutions, LLC story |

James Wesley Rogers
President and CEO
Landmark Properties
Athens, GA
The Landmark Properties story |

Edward K. Aldag, Jr.
Chairman, President and CEO
Medical Properties Trust, Inc.
Birmingham, AL
The Medical Properties Trust, Inc. story |

Adam Bruckman
President and CEO
OneDigital Health and Benefits
Atlanta, GA
The OneDigital Health and Benefits story |

Aviva Leebow Wolmer
Kennesaw, GA
The Pacesetter story |

Asif Ramji
President and CEO
Alpharetta, GA
The Paymetric story |

Ryan Carfley
President and CEO
Raleigh, NC
The Personify story |

Terry Turner
President and CEO
Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc.
Nashville, TN
The Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. story |

Bill Smith
Founder and CEO
Shipt, Inc.
Birmingham, AL
The Shipt, Inc. story |

Matt Kisber, President and CEO
Reagan Farr,Vice Chairman and CFO
Silicon Ranch Corporation
Nashville, TN
The Silicon Ranch Corporation story |

Satya Tiwari
White, GA
The Surya story |

Scott Pressly
Chairman and
Chief Strategic Officer

Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Atlanta, GA
The Tropical Smoothie Café story |

R. David Alexander, Jr.
President and CEO
Memphis, TN
The TruGreen story |

Sidd Ahmed
President and CEO
VDart, Inc.
Johns Creek, GA
The VDart, Inc. story |

Debra K. James
President and CEO
Franklin, TN
The Vivere story |

Phyllis Winchester Newhouse
Xtreme Solutions, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
The Xtreme Solutions, Inc. story |