Reflecting the region’s status as a hotbed for innovators and entrepreneurs, EY has selected 50 business leaders at 41 fast-growing companies as finalists in the Southwest division of its annual Entrepreneur Of The Year program.
The finalists, selected by an independent panel of judges, represent a wide range of industries, from energy and technology to healthcare and manufacturing. All will be profiled in the July issue of D CEO; winners will be revealed at a gala on June 29 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
Rex Kurzius, CEO, Asset Panda
Graham Radler, President, Baseline Energy Services LP
Jamie O’Banion, CEO and Founder, Beauty Biosciences LLC
Rhett Bennett, CEO, Black Mountain
Paul Adams, CEO and Founder, Bubbl Investments LLC
Jason L. Signor, CEO and Partner, Caddis Partners LLC
Chris Faulkner, CEO, CAF Companies LLC
Trent Wood, President, CAF Companies LLC
Dan Slaven, Founder, Callbox Storage LLC
Kyle Bainter, Co-Founder and CEO, Callbox Storage LLC
Doug Dormer, Jr., CEO, Cardinal Midstream III LLC
Thomas Hartland-Mackie, President and CEO, City Electric Supply Co.
Kevin Carr, Founder, Community Beer Co.
Gary Laben, CEO, Dynata LLC
Mike Williams, CEO, ExcelHealth Inc.
Jeff Jan, Co-Founder, Frontline Advance LLC
Spencer Jan, Co-Founder, Frontline Advance LLC
Derek Harvey, Co-CEO, Fusion Packaging
Jon Gross, Co-CEO, Fusion Packaging
Shawnna Latham-Feddersen, CEO, Gameday Couture LLC
Dale Carman, Partner, EVP Creative, Groove Jones LLC
Dan Ferguson, Partner, EVP Digital, Groove Jones LLC
Gary Banks, Partner, Executive Producer, Groove Jones LLC
Scott Howell, Partner, Groove Jones LLC
Jay Still, President, Guidon Energy
Biju Nair, President and CEO, HYLA Mobile
Ben Lamm, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Hypergiant Industries Inc.
Curtis Hite, CEO, Improving
Michael Whittmeyer, CEO, JM Bullion Inc.
Jay Young, President, King Operating Corp.
Brad Hunstable, CEO, Linear Labs Inc.
Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO, Mavenir
Eric Waller, CEO, MD America Energy LLC
Jeff Richards, CEO and Founder, Mooala Brands LLC
Marcia Upson, President, Naturally Slim
Chris Bradford, President, Newline Interactive
Kevin Wang, CEO, Newline Interactive
Chakri Gottemukkala, CEO, o9 Solutions
Troy Andrews, CEO, Paradigm Midstream LLC
Mark Hiduke, CEO, PCORE Exploration and Production
Brenda Stoner, CEO, PICKUP Now Inc.
Richard Margolin, Chief Technology Officer, RoboKind
Michael Pusateri, CEO, Siepe
Josh Smith, Co-Founder and CEO, Solovis Inc.
Skip Howard, CEO and Founder, Spacee Inc.
Christopher Crow, Co-Founder and CEO, StratiFi Health
Lance Spivey, Co-Founder and President, StratiFi Health
Michael Browning, Jr., CEO, Urban Air Adventure Parks
Kate Richard, founder and CEO, Warwick Group
Seth Williams, CEO, Z Constructors Nationwide LLC
Now in its 33rd year, EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year program recognizes business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.