MCLEAN, Va., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EY today announced the finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 in the Greater Washington Region. 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 business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on Thursday, June 18 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.
The finalists are:
Anthony Bruce Applied Predictive Technologies
Greg J. Baroni Attain
Brandon Bloodworth Barbaricum
Michael Ortner Capterra
Craig P. Abod Carahsoft Technology Corp.
Will Boland, Michael Bor and Aaron Montgomery CarLotz, Inc.
Oliver T. Carr, III Carr Properties
Ike Grigoropoulos, Dimitri Moshovitis and Ted Xenohristos Cava Mezze
Abhi Shah Clutch Group
Y. Michele Kang Cognosante
Matthew M. Dorman Credible Behavioral Health Software
Anthony Smeraglinolo Engility Corporation
Tom Matzzie Ethical Electric
Richard D. Calder, Jr. GTT Communications, Inc.
Pallabi Saboo Harmonia Holdings Group, LLC
Art Richer immixGroup, Inc.
Denis McFarlane Infinitive
Kevin MacDonald Kit Check, Inc.
Michael Tinsley NeoSystems Corp.
Sandeep Somaiya NETE
Mehul Sanghani Octo Consulting Group, Inc.
Tobin Moore and Adam Vitarello Optoro
Barry Roman Reliant Asset Management, LLC
David Link ScienceLogic
Mark Segal Shady Grove Fertility
Shervin Gerami TeleWorld Solutions, Inc.
Jose Andres ThinkFoodGroup
Allen Gannett TrackMaven
Rodney J. Rogers Virtustream
Mark Drever Xcelerate Solutions
Now in its 29th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities in 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 Overall National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 14, 2015. The US Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco, June 2016. Additionally, venture-backed companies that win an Entrepreneur Of The Year Award regionally are also eligible for the Venture Capital Award of Excellence at the national level. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Sponsors Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored nationally by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In Greater Washington, regional program sponsors also include Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, PNC Bank and the Washington Business Journal. Greater Washington reception sponsors include DTZ, Lockton and SolomonEdwards.
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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