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EY Announces Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 NJ Award Finalists

Celebrating the unstoppable entrepreneurs whose ambitions transform our world

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 New Jersey Award. Now in its 34th year, the Entrepreneur of the Year program honors successful business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they build and sustain groundbreaking companies that transform our world.

Award winners will be announced during a special virtual event between Oct. 6-8, and will join the ranks of a lifelong community of esteemed Entrepreneur of the Year alumni from around the world. This year, unstoppable entrepreneurs who have provided extraordinary support to their communities, employees and others during the COVID-19 crisis will also be recognized for their courage, resilience and ingenuity.

The 2020 New Jersey finalists are:

  • Seth Weisberg | ABCO Systems
  • Guanghui Hu | Admera Health
  • Robert Barnacle | Martin Adams, Anova
  • Scott Paladini | Bear Mattress
  • Brendan Patrick Heegan | Boxzooka eFulfillment, LLC
  • William Hart | Bubbakoo’s Burritos
  • Robert J. Hariri | Celularity, Inc.
  • John Meccia | CMS Technology Inc
  • Matt Skidmore | CS Energy
  • Nichole Ann Radzely | Doddle & Co., LLC
  • Maria Haggerty | Dotcom Distribution
  • Jamie Giovinazzo | Eat Clean Bro
  • Jennifer Mazzanti | eMazzanti Technologies
  • William Cyr | Cathal Walsh | Scott Morris | Freshpet
  • Bryan Jakovcic | Fusion Health
  • Justin Joffe | HENRY The Dentist
  • Fa Park | Innovative Cosmetic Concepts / Color Street
  • Calvin Quallis | Quallis Brands Inc
  • Sanjeev Luther | Rafael Pharmaceuticals
  • John Tramutolo | Stephen Gebhardt | RSVLTS LLC
  • Gina Perini | Somos, Inc.
  • Srini Penumella | Spruce Technology, Inc.
  • Lucas A. Kovalcik | The Gravity Vault, LLC
  • Anthony TT Rinaldi | The Rinaldi Group
  • Brian S. Wainwright | The Wireless Experience
  • Nick Cherukuri | ThirdEye Ge
  • Jeff Kozloff | TrialScope
  • Monique Bernstein | Elias Zauner, Universal Yums LLC
  • Ira Robbins | Valley National Bank
  • Thomas K. Uzzo | Whitestone Associates, Inc.

Entrepreneur of the Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. Finalists were evaluated based on six criteria: overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards to be announced in November during a virtual awards gala. 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 2021.

Entrepreneur of the Year Award winners become lifetime members of a global, multi-industry community of award winners, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.

New Jersey Focus

Each year, EY US showcases successful entrepreneurs from 20 regional competitions across the United States. For information on the Entrepreneur of the Year New Jersey program, please visit (


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation. In New Jersey sponsors also include PNC Bank and DLA Piper.

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