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AZ finalists named in EY’s 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year award

AZ finalists named in EY’s 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year award
Ryan Loebe

Local veteran entrepreneur and CEO/Founder of Tallwave and ethology, Jeff Pruitt, as well as Robert Donat, GPS Insight, Kevin Hickey, Beyond Trust, and James Hooker, Televerde, and more, have been named finalists in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 award. EY is an organization dedicated to building a better working community and is a global leader in knowledge management. 

“I congratulate Jeff on being named a finalist in this prestigious award program that recognizes leadership and aligns smart people for achievement of monumental change,” said Craig Barrett, retired Chairman and CEO, Intel Corp. “Jeff is setting the vision to disrupt current dynamics in the innovation economy, not only in Arizona, but on a national level. In addition to helping early stage companies rapidly build products that drive commercial success, he’s helping solve the gap in Seed and A round funding that is so prevalent.”

Jeff Pruitt“Every day I wake up and feel energized and privileged to be a part of an organization whose mission it is to provide services, resources and the right contacts for new ventures to grow,” said Pruitt. “I’m honored that EY has recognized the impact Tallwave is making by connecting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Arizona and am grateful for the extraordinary talented team of people in my organization that help make it happen.”

All finalists were selected from nearly 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Seawell Ballroom.

For more information on EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award click here

Read past coverage Tallwave click here

Read coverage about GPS Insight