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EY Announces Finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Award in the Utah Region

Salt Lake City—EY announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Awards in the Utah Region. As the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes business leaders who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The entrepreneurs noted below were selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special black tie Gala on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

The finalists are:

Aaron Allred, Founder and CEO | Acima Credit | Sandy, UT

Mike Birch, CEO | Action Target, Inc. | Provo, UT

Ben Peterson, CEO, and Ryan Sanders, COO | BambooHR | Lindon, UT

Eric Farr, Principal Executive, and John Wade, Principal Executive | BrainStorm, Inc. | American Fork, UT

Jeff Pedersen, Founder and CEO | Cariloha | Sandy, UT

Russell Brunson, Co-Founder and CEO | ClickFunnels | Eagle, ID

Chris Klomp, CEO | Collective Medical Technologies, Inc. | Draper, UT

Stephanie Mackay, Chief Innovation Officer | Columbus Community Center | Salt Lake City, UT

Devin Johnson, Founder and CEO | FirstMile | Salt Lake City, UT

Al Manbeian and Ryan Gibbons, Founders and Managing Partners | GPS Capital Markets, Inc. | South Jordan, UT

Josh Romney, Chairman and Owner | Intercap Lending, Inc. | Draper, UT

John Pope, CEO | Jive Communications, Inc. | Orem, UT

Cam Smith, Co-Founder and COO, and Joel Clark, Co-Founder and CEO | Kodiak Cakes LLC | Park City, UT

Dr. Michael Paul, President and CEO | Lineagen, Inc. | Salt Lake City, UT

Chani Reeve, Misty Kirby, Ryan Reeve, and Trent Kirby, Founders | PAPARAZZI, LLC | Hurricane, UT

Shawn Anderson, CEO | | Salt Lake City, UT

Chris Conard, Executive Director | Playworks Utah | Murray, UT

Eric Rea, Co-Founder and CEO | Podium Corporation, Inc. | Lehi, UT

Jena Larsen and Rudy Larsen, Founders | Scandia Company | Centerville, UT

Ken Davis, CEO and Founder | TaskEasy | Salt Lake City, UT

Alan Fahringer, Director, Dave Durocher, Managing Director, Joseph Grenny, Chairman and Co-Founder, Lola Zagey, Manager, and Tim Stay, CEO | The Other Side Academy | Salt Lake City, UT

Mike Linton, VP, and Rich Linton, CEO | VLCM | Salt Lake City, UT

Brad Bonham, CEO | Walker Edison | Salt Lake City, UT

Russ Fletcher, CEO | Xyngular | Lehi, UT

Now in its 32nd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 10, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in Monaco in June 2019.