BALTIMORE, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EY today announced the finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Award in Maryland. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the awards program. The award 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, and Award winners will be announced at a special gala on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.
The finalists are:
Keith Sullivan - ArmadaGlobal
Jonathan Ehrenfeld - Blue Ocean
Tom Willie - Blue Pillar
Mike Battle - BRMi
Martin Bentz - ClearShark
Brian Davis - ClearView Group
Marie Crump - DATUM LLC
Greg Kenneally and Michael Kenneally - East Coast Dyes
Vlad Friedman - Edge Hosting, LLC
Shawn Justice - Enlighten IT Consulting
Joe Mechlinski - entreQuest
Dale Dabbs - EZShield
Tracey Halvorsen - Fastspot
Mike Baynes - Homeside Financial, LLC
Carlos Montemayor - Inflection Point Systems
Angie Lienert - IntelliGenesis LLC
Kevin Buerger and Rob Pierre - Jellyfish Online Marketing US, Ltd.
Michael Tanenhaus - Mavenspire
Zahid Butt, M.D., FACG - Medisolv, Inc.
Scott Rifkin, M.D. - Mid-Atlantic Health Care
Luis Diaz and Victor Velculescu - Personal Genome Diagnostics
Brian Razzaque - SocialToaster, Inc.
Keith Miller - Strategic Factory
Wanda Smith - Symphony Placements
Andrew Tussing - Vaccinogen, Inc.
Frederick Deese - Visual Connections, LLC
James Foster - ZeroFOX
Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 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 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. 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 2017.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored nationally by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In Maryland, regional program sponsors also include the Baltimore Business Journal, DLA Piper, PNC Bank and SmartCEO. Maryland reception sponsors include Cushman & Wakefield, Kelly Benefit Strategies and Randstad.
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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