Left Hand President Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year

Left Hand BrewingDenver, CO EY is pleased to announce the winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The YearÔäó Award in the Mountain Desert region. This group of leading entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. The winners were revealed at a special gala on June 26, 2014 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Seawell Ballroom.

“EY has honored outstanding entrepreneurs for the past 28 years,” said Jim Wilson, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for the Mountain Desert region. “These business leaders are accomplished entrepreneurs who have contributed a tremendous amount to the community.”

The Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Mountain Desert region Award winners are:


  • Colby Barrett, President, GeoStabilization International (Grand Junction, CO)

Consumer Products & Services


  • Eric Wallace, Co-Founder & President, Left Hand Brewing Company (Longmont, CO)

Distribution & Manufacturing


  • Kristy Taddonio Mullins, President, Mile Hi (Denver, CO)



  • Eric Roza, CEO, Datalogix (Westminster, CO)

Healthcare & Lifesciences


  • Scott Drake, President & CEO, The Spectranetics Corporation (Colorado Springs, CO)



  • Andrew Wyant, President, National Academy of Sports Medicine (Chandler, AZ)



  • Vance Brown, President & CEO, Cherwell Software (Colorado Springs, CO)

Technology Services


  • Dan Burns, Co-Founder & CEO; and Dan Wilson, Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Partner Solutions, Accuvant, Inc. (Denver, CO)

The Entrepreneur Of The Year Program honors entrepreneurs regionally in June, leading up to the national awards in November. Additionally, venture-backed companies that win an Entrepreneur Of The Year Award regionally are also eligible for the Venture Capital Award of Excellence at the national level. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The YearÔäó Award.

Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum┬«, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In the Mountain Desert region, sponsors include Faegre Baker Daniels, Colliers International, Scherzer International, and the Denver Business Journal.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The YearÔäó

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

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