The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The award was presented at a special gala on June 27, 2012 at the Hyatt New Brunswick.
“I’m honored to receive such a prestigious award,” said Rick Shinto, M.D., President & CEO of Aveta Inc. “One of the most important things we focus on at Aveta is quality service to our members and partners, and it is great to be recognized for that commitment to excellence.”
Now in its 26th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries throughout the world.
As a New Jersey award winner, Shinto is now eligible for consideration for the National Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In New Jersey, sponsors include PNC, Merrill Corporation, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, DLA Piper, Scherzer International, Empire Valuation Consultants, WithumSmith +Brown, Murray Devine, Gibbons, P.C., New Jersey Technology Council, SolomonEdwards Group, New Jersey Business Journal.
About Aveta Inc.
One of the largest providers of managed healthcare services in the United States, Aveta Inc. is redefining healthcare management to meet the challenges of today’s complex healthcare environment. Developing innovative models that coordinate care for more than 230,000 Medicare beneficiaries and more than 300,000 commercial members, Aveta builds provider networks and Medicare Advantage programs that are sustainable, cost-effective and utilize advanced technologies. The company is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey, and currently has operating subsidiaries in California, Illinois, Arizona and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.aveta.com.
About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young 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 140 cities in more than 50 countries.