Terakeet CEO & Co-Founder Mac Cummings Named New York Finalist in EY’s 2022 Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

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Terakeet's Mac Cummings

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has named Mac Cummings, CEO & Co-Founder of Syracuse-based enterprise search engine technology company Terakeet, a New York finalist in its 2022 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Twenty-nine finalists were selected, Cummings being the only entrepreneur honored with a headquarters outside of Downstate New York.

Entrepreneur Of The Year is a competitive, 35-year-old business awards program for leaders of high-growth companies who demonstrate long-term value. Finalists were selected by a panel of judges who evaluated nominees for their entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, and other core contributions.

Cummings co-founded Terakeet with CTO & Co-Founder Patrick Danial in 2001 as a college student and has since overseen the significant growth of Terakeet’s employee, customer, and financial base. In the past year alone, Terakeet’s business has grown by 91%. This was all while Cummings led the creation of several innovative programs to ensure Terakeet delivers valuable impact for both customers, employees, and the community. These have also been recognized as industry-leading by Digiday, The Drum, and The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

“I’m thrilled to be recognized as a finalist for this award and am grateful to EY for continuing to celebrate equity, innovation, and entrepreneurship,” says Cummings. “Seeing all the ways that Terakeet has grown over the years has been one of the biggest honors of my life. I’m incredibly grateful to the Terakeet team who continues to help bring this shared vision to life and I look forward to our continued growth.”

Cummings has guided Terakeet under five core values: Integrity, Sustainable Value, Rapid Response, Entrepreneurship, and Invention. These help direct Terakeet’s long-term purpose, vision, and standards of character and empowerment.

“The 2022 Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists have shown us that ambition, courage, ingenuity and empathy are key to driving change,” said Noelle Calautti, New York Program Co-Director. “They have a mindset that drives them to strive for more and an unwavering commitment to their companies, customers and communities.”

Regional award winners will be presented on June 22. Winners will then be considered for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be announced in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®. 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 2023.

Post Date

May 6th 2022