PHILADELPHIA, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EY today announced the finalists for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 in Greater Philadelphia. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. These finalists were selected from 49 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 12 at the Terrace Ballroom of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
The finalists are:
- Kristian Rokke, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard
- Frank Hermance, AMETEK, Inc.
- J. Michael Bontrager, Chatham Financial
- Ryan Caplan, ColdLight Solutions, LLC
- Mark Casale, Essent Group Ltd.
- Thomas Petro, Fox Chase Bank
- Samuel Whitaker, Greenphire
- Barrett Ersek, Holganix
- Dr. J. Joseph Kim, Inovio Pharmaceuticals
- John Lee, Jako Enterprises, Ltd.
- Jeffrey Bartos, Mark Group, Inc.
- Andrew Daga, Momentum Dynamics Corporation
- Timothy Hughes, Movers Specialty Service, Inc.
- Alix James, Nielsen-Kellerman
- Mark Butler, Ollie's Bargain Outlet
- Nick Sakiewicz, Philadelphia Union
- Gerri Henwood, Recro Pharma, Inc.
- Nick Auger, RevZilla Motorsports, LLC
- Anthony Bucci, RevZilla Motorsports, LLC
- Matt Kull, RevZilla Motorsports, LLC
- Robert Moore, RJMetrics
- Jake Stein, RJMetrics
- Ari Jacoby, Solve Media
- J. Jeffrey Fox, Source4Teachers
- Jeffrey Marrazzo, Spark Therapeutics
- Robert Vito, Unequal Technologies Company
- Darren Hill, WebLinc
Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In Greater Philadelphia, sponsors include Ballard Spahr LLP, Merrill Corporation, MFP Strategies, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Murray, Devine & Company, Inc., NSM Insurance Group, ParenteBeard, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Philadelphia Business Journal, PNC Bank, SolomonEdwardsGroup LLC and The Simkiss Companies.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award 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 award 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 more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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