Press Release July 11, 2016

Fuze, HourlyNerd, Jobcase Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year Winners

Fuze, HourlyNerd and Jobcase, three of Goodwin’s clients, were each recognized with the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 New England Award. Specifically, EY recognized Steve Kokinos, President/CEO of Fuze; Rob Biederman, Co-CEO, Peter Maglathlin, CFO, and Pat Petitti, Co-CEO of HourlyNerd; and Frederick Goff, CEO of Jobcase. In addition to the winners, 19 percent of all New England finalists were Goodwin clients.

The award program, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, showcases leading entrepreneurs who are building successful, growing and dynamic businesses. Award winners were chosen by an independent judging panel that included previous award winners, CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders.

In addition to the New England contest, Goodwin client Renaissance Learning was also recognized. CEO Jack Lynch received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Award in the Private Equity and Venture Capital Backed category for the Midwest.

Each award winner is eligible for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year national program, which will be announced on November 19, 2016.