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Record Number of EO Cleveland Members Make Prestigious 2017 Weatherhead 100 Lists

Cleveland, OH, December 21, 2017 --( Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Cleveland Members & Accelerator Program Participants Make Prestigious 2017 Weatherhead 100, Weatherhead 100 Upstarts Lists Record Number Of Winners Showcases Value of Working With EO Cleveland

Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Cleveland is proud to announce that a record number 12 of its members have made the 2017 Weatherhead 100. The prestigious annual honor established in 1988 by Case Western Reserve University and its Weatherhead School of Management, celebrates entrepreneurship in Northeast Ohio by honoring the top 100 privately-owned businesses from 16 counties in Northeast Ohio who have demonstrated revenue growth over the past five years with net sales of at least $100,000 in year one and over $1 million in year five. To qualify, these businesses must have employed a minimum of 16 people full time in the last year.

The list of businesses, their leaders, and their ranking on the Weatherhead 100 list includes:

#1 Artwall’s Dave Aheimer

#5 Technical Assurance’s Ed Taylor

#8 TPI Efficiency’s Roger Zona

#12 Northeast Factory Direct’s Alex Nemet

#28 Exscape Design’s Bill Dysert

#37 Insight2Profit’s Ryan White

#38 Ancora’s John Bartels

#41 K2M Design’s Scott Maloney

#51 Hileman Group’s Tom Hileman

#85 TestOil’s Dan Richards

#86 Rock The House Entertainment Group’s Matt Radicelli

#100 Pinnacle Construction’s Lynlee Altman

Additionally, five EO Cleveland members and three EO Cleveland Accelerator program participants were selected to the Weatherhead 100 Upstarts list. The Upstarts list honors companies whose percentage of sales growth qualifies for the Weatherhead 100, who employed 15 or fewer employees, and/or had less than $5 million in sales in the last year.

The list of businesses, their leaders, and their ranking on the Weatherhead 100 Upstarts list includes:

#3 Richardson Design’s Scott Richardson

#8 Adatasol’s Dan Weiss *

#10 Kiwi Creative’s Jen Lombardi *

#12 Grants Plus’ Laura Steiner

#15 DMS Management Solution’s Mike De Stefano *

# 19 Metisentry’s Mike Fischer

#22 Planned Financial’s Frank Fantozzi

#35 Special Metal Stamping’s Phil Rankin

*Denotes EO Cleveland Accelerator program participants

“It’s so exciting to showcase how many smart, creative people we have here in Northeast Ohio,” stated Jeff Hoffman, serial entrepreneur from,, and the Global Entrepreneur Network, and champion of entrepreneurship in and Northeast Ohio. Hoffman added, “Entrepreneurship is on the rise across the nation, and the record number of EO Cleveland members on this year’s lists truly demonstrates how EO provides valuable resources to its members, and fosters new business development for those in its Accelerator program.”

About Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Cleveland:
Currently, EO Cleveland is comprised of 152 members with nearly 7,000 combined employees and a median $2.1 million dollars in annual sales. EO Cleveland is Northeast Ohio’s branch of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO); a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 12,000 influential business owners with 170 chapters in 53 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond.

For more information or to arrange interviews with EO Cleveland leadership or its winning members please contact Tom Sarago, Principal of Spruce: Communications For Brand Growth by phone at 216-269-9673 or by email
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