EY Announces Finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the New England Region

Boston, 23 May 2018

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EY today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the New England program. 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 28, 2018 at the Westin Boston Waterfront.

The finalists are:

  • AMAG Pharmaceuticals | Bill Heiden
  • American Tower | Jim Taiclet
  • Axiom Learning | Shahzad Bhatti, Dr. Joanne Aisha Simon
  • Belmont Savings Bank | Bob Mahoney
  • BERG Health | Dr. Niven Narain
  • Blueprint Medicines | Jeff Albers
  • BlueSnap | Ralph Dangelmaier
  • Brain Power | Dr. Ned Sahin
  • Brewster Ambulance Service | Mark Brewster
  • Connelly Partners | Steve Connelly
  • Cool Tropics | Frank Massabni
  • Cybereason | Lior Div
  • Drift | David Cancel
  • Edesia | Navyn Salem
  • Eliassen Group | David MacKeen
  • Finomial | Meredith Moss
  • Flywire | Mike Massaro
  • Fractyl | Dr. Harith Rajagopalan
  • iPROMOTEu | Ross Silverstein
  • Janeiro Digital | Jonathan Bingham
  • Koya Leadership Partners | Katie Bouton
  • Lovepop | Wombi Rose, John Wise
  • Markforged | Greg Mark
  • Nelipak Corporation | Mike Kelly
  • Night Shift Brewing | Rob Burns, Mike O'Mara, Michael Oxton
  • Onapsis | Mariano Nunez
  • Orig3n | Robin Smith, Kate Blanchard
  • Pixability | Bettina Hein
  • Quanterix | Kevin Hrusovsky
  • SingleCare | Rick Bates
  • Spartan Race | Joe De Sena
  • The Predictive Index | Daniel Muzquiz, Mike Zani
  • The RMR Group | Adam Portnoy
  • TraceLink | Shabbir Dahod
  • Vedanta Biosciences | Dr. Bernat Olle
  • Vestmark | John Lunny
  • ViralGains | Tod Loofbourrow
  • Virtusa | Kris Canekeratne

Now in its 32nd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 10, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in Monaco in June 2019.


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

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

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