Ernst and Young LLP on Aug. 17 announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 Mid-Atlantic award.
The award is one of the most competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and company leaders. It has celebrated entrepreneurs from Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia for 34 years, honoring business leaders who deliver innovation, growth and prosperity through their companies.
Award winners will be announced during a virtual event in October. This year, entrepreneurs who have supported their communities, employees and others during the COVID-19 pandemic will also be recognized.
The 2020 Mid-Atlantic Finalists are:
Imran Aftab, 10Pearls
David DeWolf, 3Pillar Global
Mick Arnold, Arnold Packaging
Juan Pablo Segura, Babyscripts
Dr. Kurt Newman, Children’s National Hospital
Geoff Turner, Choptank Transport Inc.
Tom Matzzie, CleanChoice Energy
Dave Gallagher and David Fratkin, Dominion Payroll
Ozzy Jimenez, Driven, Inc.
Andy Maner, E3/Sentinel
Kestrel Linder, GiveCampus
Mike Volk, GuidePoint Security
John Mazur, Homesnap
Jeff Grass and Shy Pahlevani, HUNGRY Marketplace
Harish Chidambaran, iLearning Engines
Jared Shepard, Intelligent Waves
Jennifer Bisceglie, Interos
Steel Liu, JACS Solutions, Inc.
Jan Adams, JMA Solutions
Dan Chard, Medifast Inc.
Steve Sidel, Mindoula Health
Kevin Bennett, MotoRefi Inc.
Gloria Bohan, Omega World Travel
John Swigart, Pie Insurance
Nick Culbertson, Protenus
Tripp Donnelly, REQ
Dave Dacquino, Serco Inc.
Chris Ripley, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Ikenna Okezie, Somatus
Jessica Moseley, TCS Interpreting Inc.
Adam Vincent, ThreatConnect
Chris Greamo, Two Six Labs
Lorne Greene and Emily Greene, VIVA Creative
James Foster, ZeroFOX
Finalists were evaluated using six criteria including overcoming adversity, financial performance, societal impact and commitment to building a value-based company, innovation and talent management. They were selected by a panel of independent judges.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards, which will be held virtually in November. The national award winner will move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year award in June 2021.