Boston, MA –– Ernst & Young LLP is pleased to announce the finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® award in New England. This group of outstanding entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of regional business, academic and community leaders. The winners will be revealed at a gala event on June 24th at Boston Renaissance Waterfront Hotel.
“Entrepreneurship is especially vital as our nation recovers from recession,” said Kristin Keating, Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Chair for New England. “These finalists create jobs in our area, encouraging healthy growth, development and innovation in the local economy.”
The New England finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award in 2010 are:
Patricia Kennedy – BackOffice Associates, CEO
David Seligman – Best Doctors, Inc., CEO
Joseph Gustafson – Brainshark, Inc., Founder and CEO
Dr. Jill Becker – Cambridge NanoTech , Founder and CEO
David Friend – Carbonite, Inc., CEO
Sheila Lirio Marcelo – Care.com, Inc., Founder and CEO
Dr. Roger Tung – Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Co-Founder, President and CEO
Niraj Shah – CSN Stores, Co-Founder and CEO
William Manzer and Robert Mayerson – Eastern Mountain Sports, CEO |
Thomas Witschi – EatingWell Media Group, CEO
Dr. Kazumi Shiosaki – Epizyme, Inc., Former CEO
Stanley Kowalski, III – FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp., Vice President
Mark Shirman – GlassHouse Technologies, Inc., President and CEO
Robert Hale – Granite Telecommunications, LLC, President
Miles Lasater and Mark Volchek – Higher One, COO | Chairman and CFO
Brian Halligan – HubSpot, Inc., Founder and CEO
Kishore Khandavalli – ITech US, Inc., CEO
Michael Simon – LogMeIn, Inc., President and CEO
Salvatore Lupoli – Lupoli Companies, President and CEO
Richard Latour – MicroFinancial Incorporated, President and CEO
Rick Cochran – Mobile Medical International Corporation, President and CEO
Bruce Ginsberg – MooBella, Inc., President and CEO
Michael Sweat – Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, CEO
Benjamin Heywood, James Heywood and Jeff Cole – PatientsLikeMe, Co-founders
Robert Weiler – Phase Forward Incorporated, President and CEO
Theodore Werth – PlumChoice, CEO
Daniel Sullivan – PowerAdvocate, Inc., President and CEO
Peter Bransfield – Rypos, Inc., CEO
Richard Schenkel – Unidine Corporation, President and CEO
Matthew Moynahan – Veracode, Inc., CEO
Walter Doyle – Where, Inc., CEO
Theodore Goodnow – Woodmeister Master Builders, CEO
Richard Packer – ZOLL Medical Corporation, Chairman and CEO
Mark Adam – Zyacorp Companies, President and CEO
The Entrepreneur Of The Year® program honors entrepreneurs regionally in June, leading up to the national awards in November. Additionally, venture-backed companies that win an Entrepreneur Of The Year® award regionally are also eligible for the Venture Capital Award of Excellence on a national level. The overall national US winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year title in June.
This year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 24th anniversary. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world. Awards are given to entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Entrepreneurs are nominated and evaluated by those in each region, including local business, academic and community leaders.
All regional honorees are invited to the national Entrepreneur Of The Year® gala, hosted by Jay Leno, on November 13, 2010 in Palm Springs, California. The gala is the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. For more information on the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, please visit www.ey.com/us/strategicgrowthforum.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors.
In New England sponsors include Boston Magazine, J. Robert Scott, Marsh, Nixon Peabody LLP, Accounting Management Solutions, Bowne and Regan Communications Group.
To make reservations for the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards gala on June 24, 2010, contact Kara Saliba of Ernst & Young at 617.585.0702 or email@example.com by June 10, 2010 Tickets are $200.00 per person. For more information about the program, please visit www.ey.com/us/eoy.
About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique 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 award of its kind, Ernst & Young 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 more than 135 cities in 50 countries.
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