EY Announces Ian Aaron as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022
Among an ambitious group of leaders tackling our biggest challenges
Miami, FL (June 28, 2022) - Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced the winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® Florida Award. The Florida program celebrates entrepreneurs from Florida and Puerto Rico. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed. This group of esteemed entrepreneurial leaders was selected by an independent judging panel comprised of award alumni, leading CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders.
"I am honored and grateful to receive the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award, and am humbled to be recognized along so many of Florida’s incredible business leaders," said Ian Aaron, CEO of Ubicquia. "This would not have been possible without the support and dedication of Ubicquia’s innovative, world-class team, who work tirelessly every day to help make cities smarter, safer and more connected."
“EY has honored the curiosity, ingenuity, courage and drive of unstoppable entrepreneurs since 1986, and we are proud to continue the tradition again this year by celebrating this outstanding group of leaders,” said Sylvain Dominici, Florida Program Co-Director. “Each of these entrepreneurs has persevered to make their visions become a reality, and I have no doubt that they will benefit from and serve as valuable members of our global Entrepreneur of the Year community.”
“Entrepreneurs play a critical role in building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for us all, and we’re excited to recognize those ambitious leaders representing the Florida region,” added Michael Pattillo, Florida Program Co-Director.
The winners for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 Florida Award are:
- Andrew Allen | Aerodyne Industries | Orlando, Florida
- Tony Braswell | Gale Healthcare Solutions, LLC | Tampa, Florida
- Gregg Cohen and Alex Sifakis | JWB Real Estate Capital, LLC | Jacksonville, Florida
- Harry Hurst | Pipe Technologies | Miami, Florida
- Jan Bednar | ShipMonk | Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- David Aninowsky and J.J. Kardwell | The Constant Company | West Palm Beach, Florida
- Ian Aaron | Ubicquia | Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Winners were evaluated based on their demonstration of long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries throughout the world who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.
All regional award winners will be considered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2023.
Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners become lifetime members of an esteemed community of multi-industry award winners, granting them unlimited access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni across over 60 countries, in addition to extensive support from EY resources and other members of the entrepreneurial community.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank and SAP. In Florida, sponsors also include DLA Piper and Cresa.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. Visit ey.com/us/eoy
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