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Finalists for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Awards in Metro New York Announced

NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young LLP is pleased to announce the finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® award in Metro New York.  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 Tuesday, June 15th at The Marriott Marquis, Times Square, NY.

"Entrepreneurship is especially vital as our nation recovers from the recession," said Jodi Burns, Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for Metro New York.  "These finalists create jobs in our area, encouraging healthy growth, development and innovation in the local economy."

The Metro New York finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award in 2010 are:


Maura

Bluestone

President & CEO

Affinity Health Plan

Brian

O'Kelley

CEO

AppNexus

Chris

Cunningham

Co-Founder & CEO

appssavvy

Howard W.

Lutnick

Chairman & CEO

BGC Partners, Inc.

Lexy

Funk

Co-Founder & CEO

Brooklyn Industries

Jennifer

Prosek

CEO

CJP Communications

Kevin

Coleman

President & CEO

Coleman Research Group

Joseph

Velli

Chairman & CEO

ConvergEx Group

Adam

Ifshin

President

DLC Management Corp.

Andrew

Kagan

Vice President & General Manager

Electro Industries/GaugeTech

Erran

Kagan

President

Electro Industries/GaugeTech

Rohit

Kapoor

President & CEO

ExlService Holdings, Inc.

Giorgio

Kolaj

Co-Founder & EVP, Global Business Development

Famous Famiglia

Ruediger

Adolf

Founder & CEO

Focus Financial Partners, LLC

Alexis

Maybank

Co-Founder

Gilt Groupe

Alexandra

Wilkis Wilson

Co-Founder

Gilt Groupe

Gale

Epstein

President & Creative Director

Hanky Panky Ltd.

Lida

Orzeck

CEO

Hanky Panky Ltd.

Dinesh

Paliwal

Chairman, President & CEO

Harman

Paul

Hurley

CEO

ideeli Inc.

Nathaniel

Turner

Co-Founder & CEO

Invite Media, Inc.

Zach

Weinberg

Co-Founder

Invite Media, Inc.

Paul

English

Co-Founder & CTO

KAYAK

Steve

Hafner

Co-Founder & CEO

KAYAK

Stephen

Ehrlich

CEO

Lightspeed Financial, Inc.

Joe

Zawadzki

Founder & CEO

MediaMath

Glen

de Vries

President

Medidata Solutions Worldwide

Tarek

Sherif

Chairman & CEO

Medidata Solutions Worldwide

Jason

Provenzano

Executive Vice President

Nutricap Labs

Mitch

Jacobs

Founder & CEO

On Deck Capital, Inc.

Jiro

Okochi

Co-Founder & CEO

Reval

Joseph J.

DePaolo

President & CEO

Signature Bank

Larry

Silverstein

President & CEO

Silverstein Properties, Inc.

Ellen

Diamant

CCO & Founder

Skip Hop, Inc.

Michael

Diamant

CEO & Founder

Skip Hop, Inc.

Jason

Glickman

CEO

Tremor Media

Andrew

Tussing

Co-Founder & COO

Vaccinogen, Inc.

Craig

Gooding

Co-Founder & CCO

Vibrant Media

Doug

Stevenson

Co-Founder & CEO

Vibrant Media

Seth

Haberman

Founder & CEO

Visible World, Inc.

Gordon

DuGan

President & CEO

W.P. Carey & Co. LLC

Court

Cunningham

CEO

Yodle




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.

Sponsors

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 Metro New York, sponsors include platinum sponsors Fidelity Investments, HSBC, Scherzer International, silver sponsors Solomon Edwards Group and WithumSmith+Brown and local supporters Accounting Management Solutions and Empire Valuations Consultants.

Contact information

To make reservations for the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards gala on Tuesday, June 15th, log on to www.seeuthere.com/NYEOY2010BANQUET.  Tables are $2500, tickets are $250.

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.

About Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 144,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.

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Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited located in the U.S.

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SOURCE Ernst & Young LLP



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