EY names Entrepreneur of the Year finalists for N.J.

It’s one of the most coveted honors in business: EY announced Monday the 2022 finalists for New Jersey for its Entrepreneur of the Year honor.

The finalists were selected by a panel of independent judges 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 in June.

With that, a look at the list:

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