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Meet the 2018 finalists

Come back in May to view our 2018 Southwest finalists.



Congratulations to the 2017 finalists

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 finalists have a lot to celebrate. They've built their dream companies. Expanded. Innovated. And now, EY is recognizing them for their achievements. Help us congratulate these outstanding entrepreneurs. Join us at this year's event and see who will take home top honors.

SW Finalist: Jain

Joseph M. DePinto
7-Eleven, Inc.
President and CEO

SW Finalist: Magnuson

Blake Walker
Arcis Golf
Founder, Chairman and CEO

SW Finalist: Butts

Chris Drake
Armor
Founder and CEO

SW Finalist: Needles

Lewis L. Bird III
At Home
Chairman and CEO

SW Finalist: Schultz

Bruce Schultz
Boardroom Salon for Men
CEO

SW Finalist: Gontard

Gagan Sharma
BSI Financial Services
President and CEO

SW Finalist: Malik

John Avila, Jr.
Byrne Construction
Chairman

SW Finalist: Schultz

Robert Sharp
Coinsource
Co-Founder and CMO

SW Finalist: Rios

Sheffield Clark
Coinsource
CEO

SW Finalist: Brierly

Stephen Michael King
Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.
CEO

SW Finalist: Ahmed

Dr. Sulman Ahmed
DECA Dental Group
Founder and CEO

SW Finalist: Avila

Stephanie Alsbrooks
defi SOLUTIONS
CEO and Founder

SW Finalist: Grimshaw

Joshua T. Robertson
E-Mist Innovations, Inc.
CEO

SW Finalist: Frazier

Debbie Frazier
etc Group
CEO

SW Finalist: Johnson

Larry Johnson
Fogo de Chão
CEO

SW Finalist: Haidar

Bryan DeLuca
Foot Cardigan
Co-Founder and CEO

SW Finalist: Roussos

Craig Hall
HALL Group
Chairman

SW Finalist: Frazier

Kathryn Hall
HALL Wines
Co-Proprietor, Vintner

SW Finalist: Johnson

James L. Rosengren MHA, LFACHE
Heritage Health Solutions, Inc.
Chairman and Executive Chairman

SW Finalist: Batt

Corey Egan
ilumi
Founder and CEO

SW Finalist: Dardick

Dallas Tanner
Invitation Homes
Chief Investment Officer

SW Finalist: Fuller

John Bartling
Invitation Homes
President and CEO

SW Finalist: Rochon

Warren Ivie
Ivie & Associates, Inc.
CEO

SW Finalist: Brindell

Greg Brown
Learfield

President and CEO

SW Finalist: Lavelle

Nathan Sheets
Nature Nate’s
President and Chief Steward

SW Finalist: Bradford

Chris Bradford
Newline Interactive, Inc.
President and Co-Founder

SW Finalist: Wang

Kevin Wang
Newline Interactive, Inc.
CEO

SW Finalist: Andrews

Kent McKeaigg
OrderMyGear
CEO and Founder

SW Finalist: McDonald

Greg Moran
OutMatch
President and CEO

SW Finalist: Koontz

George Baker Sr.
ParkHub
Founder and CEO

SW Finalist: Willoughby

Buck Jones
Pegasus Technology Solutions
Founder and CEO

SW Finalist: Batiz

Suzy Bàtiz
Poo~Pourri
Founder and CEO

SW Finalist: Scheer

Andrew T. Riess II
Popular Ink, LLC
President and CEO

SW Finalist: Farris

Darnell Ray Jones
POWERHANDZ Inc.
Co-Founder and CEO

SW Finalist: Farris

Danyel Surrency Jones
POWERHANDZ Inc.
Co-Founder and COO

SW Finalist: Gray

Nick Kennedy
RISE
CEO and Founder

SW Finalist: Laws

Bob Michelson
RMG Networks, Inc.
CEO

SW Finalist: Brewer

Quincy Roberts
Roberts Trucking Inc.
CEO

SW Finalist: Lawson

Sachin Nayyar
Securonix
CEO

SW Finalist: Lawson

Tanuj Gulati
Securonix
Co-Founder and CTO

SW Finalist: Powers

Sam Darwish
Skinny IT
CEO

SW Finalist: Berdan

Barclay Berdan
Texas Health Resources
CEO

SW Finalist: Teague

Bill Shaddock
The Bill Shaddock Companies
Owner and CEO

SW Finalist: Paslay

Aaron P. Graft
Triumph Bancorp, Inc.
Founder, Vice Chairman and CEO

SW Finalist: Gonzalez

Frank Gonzalez
TSP (Technology Service Professionals, Inc.)
CEO and Co-Founder

SW Finalist: Scaggs

Rick Skaggs
TSP (Technology Service Professionals, Inc.)
President and Co-Founder

SW Finalist: Keller

Dan Flaherty
VARIDESK
Founder

SW Finalist: Miles

Jason McCann
VARIDESK
CEO

SW Finalist: Miles

Alex Danza
Vonlane
President and CEO

Meet the 2018 finalists

Come back in May to view our 2018 Southwest finalists.



Congratulations to the 2017 finalists

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 finalists have a lot to celebrate. They've built their dream companies. Expanded. Innovated. And now, EY is recognizing them for their achievements. Help us congratulate these outstanding entrepreneurs. Join us at this year's event and see who will take home top honors.

SW Finalist: Jain

Joseph M. DePinto
7-Eleven, Inc.
President and CEO

SW Finalist: Magnuson

Blake Walker
Arcis Golf
Founder, Chairman and CEO

SW Finalist: Butts

Chris Drake
Armor
Founder and CEO

SW Finalist: Needles

Lewis L. Bird III
At Home
Chairman and CEO

SW Finalist: Schultz

Bruce Schultz
Boardroom Salon for Men
CEO

SW Finalist: Gontard

Gagan Sharma
BSI Financial Services
President and CEO

SW Finalist: Malik

John Avila, Jr.
Byrne Construction
Chairman

SW Finalist: Schultz

Robert Sharp
Coinsource
Co-Founder and CMO

SW Finalist: Rios

Sheffield Clark
Coinsource
CEO

SW Finalist: Brierly

Stephen Michael King
Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.
CEO

SW Finalist: Ahmed

Dr. Sulman Ahmed
DECA Dental Group
Founder and CEO

SW Finalist: Avila

Stephanie Alsbrooks
defi SOLUTIONS
CEO and Founder

SW Finalist: Grimshaw

Joshua T. Robertson
E-Mist Innovations, Inc.
CEO

SW Finalist: Frazier

Debbie Frazier
etc Group
CEO

SW Finalist: Johnson

Larry Johnson
Fogo de Chão
CEO

SW Finalist: Haidar

Bryan DeLuca
Foot Cardigan
Co-Founder and CEO

SW Finalist: Roussos

Craig Hall
HALL Group
Chairman

SW Finalist: Frazier

Kathryn Hall
HALL Wines
Co-Proprietor, Vintner

SW Finalist: Johnson

James L. Rosengren MHA, LFACHE
Heritage Health Solutions, Inc.
Chairman and Executive Chairman

SW Finalist: Batt

Corey Egan
ilumi
Founder and CEO

SW Finalist: Dardick

Dallas Tanner
Invitation Homes
Chief Investment Officer

SW Finalist: Fuller

John Bartling
Invitation Homes
President and CEO

SW Finalist: Rochon

Warren Ivie
Ivie & Associates, Inc.
CEO

SW Finalist: Brindell

Greg Brown
Learfield

President and CEO

SW Finalist: Lavelle

Nathan Sheets
Nature Nate’s
President and Chief Steward

SW Finalist: Bradford

Chris Bradford
Newline Interactive, Inc.
President and Co-Founder

SW Finalist: Wang

Kevin Wang
Newline Interactive, Inc.
CEO

SW Finalist: Andrews

Kent McKeaigg
OrderMyGear
CEO and Founder

SW Finalist: McDonald

Greg Moran
OutMatch
President and CEO

SW Finalist: Koontz

George Baker Sr.
ParkHub
Founder and CEO

SW Finalist: Willoughby

Buck Jones
Pegasus Technology Solutions
Founder and CEO

SW Finalist: Batiz

Suzy Bàtiz
Poo~Pourri
Founder and CEO

SW Finalist: Scheer

Andrew T. Riess II
Popular Ink, LLC
President and CEO

SW Finalist: Farris

Darnell Ray Jones
POWERHANDZ Inc.
Co-Founder and CEO

SW Finalist: Farris

Danyel Surrency Jones
POWERHANDZ Inc.
Co-Founder and COO

SW Finalist: Gray

Nick Kennedy
RISE
CEO and Founder

SW Finalist: Laws

Bob Michelson
RMG Networks, Inc.
CEO

SW Finalist: Brewer

Quincy Roberts
Roberts Trucking Inc.
CEO

SW Finalist: Lawson

Sachin Nayyar
Securonix
CEO

SW Finalist: Lawson

Tanuj Gulati
Securonix
Co-Founder and CTO

SW Finalist: Powers

Sam Darwish
Skinny IT
CEO

SW Finalist: Berdan

Barclay Berdan
Texas Health Resources
CEO

SW Finalist: Teague

Bill Shaddock
The Bill Shaddock Companies
Owner and CEO

SW Finalist: Paslay

Aaron P. Graft
Triumph Bancorp, Inc.
Founder, Vice Chairman and CEO

SW Finalist: Gonzalez

Frank Gonzalez
TSP (Technology Service Professionals, Inc.)
CEO and Co-Founder

SW Finalist: Scaggs

Rick Skaggs
TSP (Technology Service Professionals, Inc.)
President and Co-Founder

SW Finalist: Keller

Dan Flaherty
VARIDESK
Founder

SW Finalist: Miles

Jason McCann
VARIDESK
CEO

SW Finalist: Miles

Alex Danza
Vonlane
President and CEO