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EY Announces NJ Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

EY US (Ernst & Young) has announced the New Jersey Entrepreneur of the Year finalists. The competition is the one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed.

The 2022 New Jersey finalists are:

  • Manish Krishnan, Advanced Technology Consulting Service, Montvale;
  • Gillian Bleimann and Kim Bleimann, Berje Inc., Carteret;
  • Thomas Jacob, Blue Sea Products LLC, Perth Amboy;
  • Steve Kohn, Broadway Industries, Monroe Township;
  • Emre Imamoglu, Cibo Vita, Totowa;
  • Bob Janacek, DataMotion, Morristown;
  • Alexander Duran, Duran Entities (restaurants), northern New Jersey;
  • Joe Mastrangelo, Eos Energy Enterprises, Edison;
  • Dylan Runne, Fenom Digital, Red Bank;
  • Patrick Ryan, First Bank, Trenton;
  • Dhana Kumarasamy, Fulcrum Digital, Jersey City;
  • Kenneth Pasternak, KABR Group, Ridgefield Park;
  • Arnold Kamler, Kent International Inc., Parsippany;
  • Michael Schabel, Kiswe, New Providence;
  • Danai Brooks, Komline-Sanderson Corp., Peapack;
  • Adriana Carrig, Little Words Project, Caldwell;
  • Robert Rapuano, Ned Stevens, Fairfield;
  • Ronak Shah, CEO, Kearny;
  • Raj Patil, Orion Innovation, Edison;
  • Samuel Gutmann, OwnBackup, Englewood;
  • Bharat Rana, ProSmile, Toms River;
  • Adela Sering, Seven Seven Softwares Inc., Rockaway;
  • Vishal Patel, Shrinaji LLC, New Brunswick;
  • Srinivas Penumella, Spruce Technology Inc., Clifton;
  • PJ Fonseca, Fonseca Group, New Brunswick;
  • John Beacham, Toorak Capital Partners, Summit.

The finalists were selected by a panel of independent judges and evaluated based on their demonstration of long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

Regional award winners will be announced on June 15, 2022. The winners will then be considered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year™ Award in June 2023.

For over 35 years, EY US has celebrated the unstoppable entrepreneurs who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all. The Entrepreneur of the Year program has recognized more than 10,000 US executives since its inception in 1986.

Entrepreneur of the Year Award winners have exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other members of the entrepreneurial community in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.

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