Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Winners Announced

Carolyn Parent

Carolyn Parent, LiveSafe

On June 13, entrepreneurs of the greater Washington area came together in celebration of their accomplishments for the 2019 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Mid-Atlantic Awards at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner.

This year’s black-tie gala marked the 33th anniversary of recognizing entrepreneurs for the products and services they provide to their community. What began as a single program out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1986, has grown international — with 25 U.S. programs and now based in more than 60 countries.

This year’s winners are:

CarLotz | Aaron Montgomery

Cogent Communications | Dave Schaeffer

CommonLit | Michelle Brown

Criterion Systems | Promod Sharma

Knight Point Systems | Bob Eisiminger

LiveSafe | Carolyn Parent

Trusted Health Plans | Tommy Duncan

Urgent.ly | Chris Spanos

Quorum | Jonathan Marks

2019 finalists:

Advoc8 | Ben Adams, Jeremy Rose, John Legittino, Josh Sharp

Ankura Consulting Group | Roger Carlile

Artemis Real Estate Partners | Deborah Harmon

Axios | Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, Roy Schwartz

Babyscripts | Juan Pablo Segura

ConnectYourCare | Steve Grieco

Cybrary | Ryan Corey

Dragos | Robert Lee

Driven, Inc. | Ozzy Jimenez

E3/Sentinel | Andy Maner, Everett Johnson

EZShield + IdentityForce | Dale Dabbs

Fixt | Luke Cooper

Framebridge | Susan Tynan

GuidePoint Security | Michael Volk

HUNGRY Marketplace | Shy Pahlevani

iLearningEngines | Harish Chidambaran

L2 Defense | Sam Lennon

LeapPoint | Nicholas DeBenedetto

Mobile Posse | Jon Jackson

Protenus | Nick Culbertson, Robert Lord

Radius Networks | Marc Wallace

Red 5 Holdings | Kris Coleman

Resonate | Bryan Gernert

SPEAR, A CALIBRE Company | Richard Pineda

Tessemae’s | Brian Vetter, Greg Vetter, Matt Vetter

The Crypsis Group | Bret Padres

The Language Group | Giovanni Donatelli

ThreatConnect | Adam Vincent

Unanet | Fran Craig

VariQ | Ben Edson

Zeneth | Tessema Getachew

Caliber Team

HUNGRY Team

E3/Sentinel Team

VariQ Team