Entrepreneurs change the world

Todd E. Novak, Midwest Program Director, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Todd E. Novak, Midwest Program Director, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Recognized as one of the world’s most prestigious business award programs, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards celebrate gravity-defying innovators who build and run great companies. This June, we gather here and in 24 other cities across the U.S. to honor all of our regional finalists and welcome the award recipients from the class of 2013 into our Hall of Fame.

Entrepreneurs change the world and make it a better place to work and live. We honor them for their fortitude and resilience, and we celebrate their ability to forge new markets, navigate uncharted territory and fuel economic growth.

Congratulations to this year’s finalists and winners for their unyielding pursuit of business excellence. We are honored to share their inspiring stories with you.

Todd E. Novak

Midwest program director

 

Consumer Products and Services

Winner

Chris Clawson, Life Fitness

Finalists

Bob Keller, Escalade Inc.

Howard Stillman, Level 6 Corp.

Tom Mazzetta, The Mazzetta Co. LLC

Emerging Entrepreneur

Winner

Al Goldstein, Pangea Properties

Finalists

John Barnicle, Doug Lee, Richard Knight, Scott Kell, Jim Brewer and Tony Hiller – Peerless Network Inc.

Matt Matros, Protein Bar

Brian Spaly, Trunk Club

Family Business Award of Excellence

Winner

Jim Sartori and Jeff Schwager, Sartori Co.

Financial Services

Winner

Hugh McKean Jones IV, BankersAccuity

Finalists

Judson Bergman, Envestnet

Theodore L. Koenig, Monroe Capital LLC

Health Care

Winner

Dr. Stuart Bernsen, Chiro One Wellness Centers

Finalists

J.P. Fingado, API Healthcare

Michael S. Butler, Life Spine, Inc.

Jason Beans, Rising Medical Solutions

T. Scott Law, Zotec Partners

Industrial Distribution

Winner

Paul Jones, A.O. Smith Corporation

Finalists

Warren Young, Acme Industries Inc.

Todd Berger, Transportation Solutions Enterprises

Peter C. Anthony, UGN Inc.

Private Equity/Venture Capital Backed

Winner

Brandon Cruz and Clint Jones, GoHealth

Finalists

Daphne Preuss, Chromatin Inc.

Scott Harris, Revolution Dancewear

Zachary Boca and Daniel Ushman, SingleHop

Services

Winner

Michael Golden and Thaddeus Wong, @properties

Finalists

Bradley J. Dannegger, ARCO/Murray National Construction Company

Michael Romano, Associated

Heather Sanderson, Overture, LLC

Michael Miles, SeatonCorp

Technology

Winner

Andrew H. Sieja, kCura

Finalists

Daniel Adamany, AHEAD LLC

Chris Gladwin, Cleversafe, Inc.

Stopher Bartol, Legacy.com, Inc.

 

Judges

Cheryl Beebe

Douglas Grissom

Jay Radtke

Chris Dalton

Cynthia LaConte

James Reynolds, Jr.

Michael Gauthier

Laura Pearl

Jai Shekhawat

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