press-release May 3, 2023
Jennifer Byrne, Javara CEO, Finalist for EY Entrepreneur® Of The Year 2023
Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates ambitious entrepreneurs who are building bolder futures
WINSTON-SALEM, NC, May 2023 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has announced that Jennifer Byrne, CEO of Javara, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Southeast Award finalist. Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.
Jennifer Byrne was selected by an independent panel of judges. Entrepreneurs were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.
“From the very beginning, our mission at Javara has been to revolutionize the clinical research industry by collaborating with healthcare systems to accelerate drug development and bring tangible benefits to millions of patients,” said Jennifer Byrne, Javara CEO. “Working hand-in-hand with our network of 5,800 providers, we strive to improve patient outcomes, reduce the cost of care, and bring the hope of clinical research participation closer to home. It is our privilege to work alongside pioneers across biopharma, the medical device industry, and beyond to create a better future for all.”
Regional award winners will be announced on June 22 during a special celebration. The winners will then be considered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual 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 2024.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 entrepreneurs throughout the US since its inception in 1986, and it has grown to recognize business leaders across 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards include presenting sponsors PNC Bank, N.A.; SAP America; and the Kauffman Foundation. In the Southeast, sponsors also include regional Platinum sponsors, Cresa Global, Inc., Marsh McLennan and Vaco, LLC, regional Gold sponsor, King & Spalding LLP, and regional Silver sponsor, ADP, LLC.
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 Award winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. Visit ey.com/us/eoy.
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