EY announces Finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the New England Region

Boston, 24 May 2017

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EY today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Award in the New England Region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. These business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 27, 2017 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston.

The finalists are:

Acacia Communications

Raj Shanmugaraj, Benny P. Mikkelsen, Mehrdad Givehchi, Christian J. Rasmussen

Accion Systems

Natalya Bailey

Agios Pharmaceuticals

Dr. David Schenkein

American Well

Roy Schoenberg

Black Duck Software

Lou Shipley

Blueprint Medicines

Jeff Albers

C-4 Analytics

Justin Cook, Michael Weiss

Crane Currency

Stephen P. DeFalco

Crimson Hexagon

Stephanie Newby

Cybereason, Inc.

Lior Div

Definitive Healthcare, LLC

Jason Krantz

Digital Guardian

Ken Levine

East Boston Savings Bank

Richard J. Gavegnano


Stefania Mallett, Briscoe Rodgers

Fancypants Baking Co.

Maura Duggan, Justin Housman

Finomial Corporation

Meredith Moss

Globalization Partners

Nicole Sahin


Beth Monaghan


Wombi Rose, John Wise

Magellan Jets

Joshua Hebert


Greg Mark


Samuel Straface

Moderna Therapeutics

Stéphane Bancel

Night Shift Brewing

Rob Burns

Northern Bank & Trust Company

James J. Mawn

Paint Nite

Sean McGrail

Pixability, Inc.

Bettina Hein


Duncan Lennox

Quanterix Corporation

Kevin Hrusovsky


John Fawcett

Rocket Software

Andy Youniss


Dr. Mary Lynne Hedley, Lonnie Moulder

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Dr. Jeffrey M. Leiden

Vets First Choice

Benjamin Shaw

VPNE Parking Solutions

Kevin Leary

Wicked Good Cupcakes, Inc.

Tracey Noonan

Wind River Environmental, LLC

John O'Connell


Gregory Chiklis

Zerto, Inc.

Ziv Kedem

Now in its 31st year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year national program.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall National Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco in June 2018.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In the New England region, gold sponsors also include Boston Private Bank, fama PR, Goodwin Procter, the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Nixon Peabody, True Capital, and Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. New England silver sponsors include Chatham Financial, Empire Valuation Consultants, Morgan Lewis, Sullivan & Worcester, and T3 Advisors.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries ey.com/eoy.

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