26 named N.J. finalists for EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year award

Bubbakoo’s, Denholtz, EpiBone, Kimmerle Newman, Rangam leaders among those chosen

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EY, the global business services company with a major presence in New Jersey, recently named its finalists for the 2024 Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Garden State.

The 26 finalists were chosen by an independent panel of judges, and regional award winners will be announced in June.

Finalists were chosen based on demonstration of long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes, EY said.

The New Jersey finalists, alphabetically by company, are:

  • Mirtes Lobaito, AGM Tech Solutions, Manalapan;
  • Nikhil Lalwani, ANI Pharmaceuticals, Princeton;
  • Paul M. Altero, Bubbakoo’s Burritos, Wall;
  • Leonard Mazur, Citius Pharma, Cranford;
  • Michael Intrator, Coreweave, Roseland;
  • Vanessa Rissetto, Culina Health, Hoboken;
  • Shailja Dixit, Curio Digital Therapeutics, Princeton;
  • Pip Decker, Current Trucking, Morristown;
  • Steven Denholtz, Denholtz Properties, Red Bank;
  • James Kras, Edible Garden, Belvidere;
  • Nina Tandon, EpiBone, Jersey City;
  • Carlos Patrick Oliver and William Mascharka, Frazier Industrial Co., Long Valley;
  • Jill Elizabeth Chisholm, GeneScreen Counseling, Bernardsville;
  • Samer Hanini, Hanini, Newark;
  • Don Daszkowski, IFPG, Parlin;
  • Jeffrey Kinsberg, JAKTOOL, Cranbury;
  • William Kimmerle, Kimmerle Newman Architects, Harding Twp.;
  • Gavin McCloskey, LOVE CORN, Ho-Ho-Kus;
  • Ashish Garg, Net2Source, Somerset;
  • Kunal Gupta, Nutra-Med Packaging, Whippany;
  • Daniel Prince, Prince Sterilization Services, Pine Brook;
  • Emer Leahy, PsychoGenics, Paramus;
  • Nishith Parikh and Hetal Parikh, Rangam, Somerset;
  • Terrence McLean, SageSure, Jersey City;
  • Shaun Keegan and Corey Gross, Solar Landscape, Asbury Park;
  • Avis Yates Rivers, Technology Concepts Group International, Iselin.