EY Names Mac Cummings Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 New York Award Winner


SYRACUSE, NY (June 22, 2022) – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Terakeet CEO & Co-Founder Mac Cummings was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 New York Award winner. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed. An independent panel of judges selected Mac based on his entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

Photo of MacLaren “Mac” Cummings receiving the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award
Cummings accepted the award at EY’s June event.

Twenty-nine finalists were selected from New York and Connecticut, twelve were named winners. Cummings was the only entrepreneur honored in the entire program with a headquarters outside of Downstate New York.

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 winner 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 my business partner of 23 years, Pat Danial, and the Terakeet team who continue to help bring this shared vision to life.“

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.

As a New York award winner, Mac will now be considered by the National independent panel of judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 National Awards. National finalists and winners, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, 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. 

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has honored the inspirational leadership of entrepreneurs such as: 

• Saeju Jeong of Noom 

• Joe DeSimone of Carbon, Inc.

• Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company

• Jodi Berg of Vitamix

• Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn Corporation

• Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani, Inc.

• James Park of Fitbit

About Terakeet

Terakeet is the preferred enterprise partner for Fortune 500 brands and executives who seek online revenue growth, increased market share, and reputation protection and repair. We combine custom strategies, proprietary technology, and expert execution to align our work with our customers’ broader marketing strategies and business goals, providing results that make an impact on the bottom line.

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 winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy

About EY

EY exists to build a better working world, helping create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

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Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited operating in the US.


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