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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