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BELLEVUE, WA— May 19, 2022 — Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Ezhilarasan (Ez) Natarajan of CoreStack was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Mountain West Award finalist. 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.
Ezhilarasan (Ez) Natarajan was selected by a panel of independent judges according to the following criteria – entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact – among other core contributions and attributes.
“It’s an honor to be named a finalist for Entrepreneur Of The Year, the award has recognized audacious, game-changing business leaders for 35 years,” said Ezhilarasan Natarajan, CEO of CoreStack. “These are entrepreneurs who have ushered in innovation – disrupting industries and creating new product categories – while lifting up their employees and communities. I’m pleased to be recognized by a program with this legacy. I’m pleased to be recognized among the 37 visionary finalists in the Mountain West region.”
Regional award winners will be announced on June 17. The regional winners will then be considered by the National independent judging panel, and National awards will be presented in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. 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.
For over 35 years, EY US has celebrated the unstoppable entrepreneurs who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all. The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 10,000 US executives since its inception in 1986. Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners have exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other members of the entrepreneurial community in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In the Mountain West region, sponsors also include Colliers International, Cresa, Diversified Insurance, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Realth LLP, Silicon Slopes, Strong & Hanni Law Firm, Truss and Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.