RICHMOND, VA, 8/25/20 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that David Fratkin and David Gallagher of Dominion Payroll were named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Mid-Atlantic Award finalists. Now in its 34th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors entrepreneurial business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth, and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses that transform our world. Fratkin and Gallagher were selected as finalists by a panel of independent judges.
Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria, including overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
“It’s a true honor to be a finalist for E&Y Entrepreneur Of The Year,” says David Fratkin, President of Dominion Payroll. “David and I have worked hard to develop our vision and execute on that – and we’ve been fortunate to attract great teammates along the way.”
“Dave and I complement each other in our entrepreneurial work,” says David Gallagher, Dominion Payroll’s CEO. “I’ve been fortunate to partner with such an exemplary leader in David Fratkin.”
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards to be announced in November during a virtual awards gala. 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 2021.
Previous winners from Mid-Atlantic include Honest Tea, Rosetta Stone, Under Armour, and Total Wine.
Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners become lifetime members of a global, multi-industry community of entrepreneurs, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of program alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.
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. Winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™.