EY Announces Dovel’s Damon Griggs as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Mid-Atlantic Award Finalist

Celebrating the 35th class of unstoppable entrepreneurs who transform Mid-Atlantic and beyond

McLean, VA, June 8, 2021 – Dovel Technologies, a leading expert to federal agencies that blends deep domain expertise and advanced technologies in the health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management markets, announced today that Dovel CEO, Damon Griggs has been named an Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Mid-Atlantic Award finalist.

“It’s an incredible honor to be named an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year finalist in the Mid-Atlantic region,” said Damon Griggs. “This recognition is a testament to Dovel’s success and reinforces the importance of our mission – to be a purpose-driven company that focuses on innovation, customer success, and employee growth. I am grateful to lead a dedicated and passionate team that supports our customers’ missions to improve, protect, and save lives.”

Griggs joined Dovel in 2016, became president in 2018, and CEO in 2019. Since then, Griggs has led the company’s maturation into a mid-size business and experienced tremendous growth in the last year. Securing more than $600 million in new contract awards and expanding its footprint within federal health and civilian agencies, the company has grown its workforce and doubled employee retention. Over the last year, Dovel has supported some of the country’s most important initiatives, including programs critical to COVID-19 response.

Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors unstoppable business leaders whose ambition, ingenuity, and courage in the face of adversity help catapult us from the now to next and beyond. The Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership, talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation, and future plans. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.

Award winners will be announced during a special virtual celebration on August 3 and will become lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation. In the Mid-Atlantic region, sponsors also include PNC, DLA Piper LLP, the Washington Business Journal, the Baltimore Business Journal, and Cooley LLP.

About Dovel Technologies
Dovel is a trusted government partner that blends deep domain expertise with advanced technologies to help our customers solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. As a rapidly growing company, we combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to support agency missions in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management. To learn more visit www.doveltech.com.

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

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Jessica Lindberg