TRIOSE CEO CJ Joyner Named Finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Greater Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIAApril 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EY today announced the finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 in Greater Philadelphia. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. These business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 11at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel.

The finalists are:

Tom                 

Spann              

Accolade

Bryan               

Dori                 

Archer

Dr. Oren           

Gilad                

Atrin Pharmaceuticals

Richard            

Bolte                

BDP International

Michael            

Bontrager         

Chatham Financial

Alan                 

Rihm                

CoreDial, Inc.

James              

Abrams            

EthosGen

Thomas

Petro               

Fox Chase Bank

Bill                   

Aubrey             

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates

Dev                  

Chanchani        

INetU

Dr. Joseph        

Kim                 

Inovio Pharmaceuticals

Osagie             

Imasogie          

Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC

Ross                

Shanken          

LeadiD

Geoff                

Gross              

Medical Guardian

Jeremy             

Feakins            

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation

Sudhakar         

Goverdhanam   

Prime Technology Group

Michael            

Barry               

Quaker Chemical Corporation

Robert              

Moore              

RJMetrics

Jake                

Stein                

RJMetrics

Eric                 

Heil                  

RightCare

Dan                 

Lammot           

roundCorner, Inc.

Christopher       

Gray                

Scholly, Inc.

Al                    

West               

SEI

Jeff                  

Marrazzo          

Spark Therapeutics

Manuel             

Trujillo              

Swain Techs

Ed                   

Harycki            

Swift Capital

Carl                 

Joyner              

TRIOSE

Robert              

Vito                 

Unequal Technologies Company

Alan                 

Shortall            

Unilife Corporation

Steve               

Herbert             

USA Technologies

Stephen           

Somers            

Vigon International, Inc.

Now in its 29th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities in 60 countries throughout the world. 

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year national program.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 14, 2015. The US Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in MonacoJune 2016. Additionally, venture-backed companies that win an Entrepreneur Of The Year Award regionally are also eligible for the Venture Capital Award of Excellence at the national level. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored nationally by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.  In Greater Philadelphia, sponsors also include Aon Risk Solutions , Ballard Spahr LLP, Merrill Corporation, MFP Strategies, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Murray, Devine & Company, Inc., Pepper Hamilton LLP, Philadelphia Business Journal, PNC Bank, Scherzer International, SolomonEdwardsGroup LLC and The Simkiss Companies.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

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