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Ernst & Young Names Kinnser President Chris Hester Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Finalist

President and founder Chris Hester of Kinnser Software® is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in Central Texas.

AUSTIN,  May 9, 2014 – EY today announced that president and founder Chris Hester of Kinnser Software® is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in Central Texas. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.  Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 5 at the Hilton Downtown Austin.

“This recognition inspires me and my team to work even harder for our customers in home health, therapy and hospice," said Chris Hester, an EY finalist for the second consecutive year.  “With the celebration of our tenth anniversary in 2013, our growth in market share and our launch of new software solutions, this is an exciting time for me and everyone at Kinnser." 

Now in its 28th year, the EY program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.  Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
In Central Texas, sponsors include BBVA Compass, ADP®, the Tingari Silverton Foundation, Bridgepoint Consulting and the Austin Business Journal.

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About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

About EY’s Strategic Growth Markets practice
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About EY
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About Kinnser software

Kinnser Software, Inc. provides web-based solutions that deliver clinical and business results to the home health, hospice and private duty industries. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Kinnser Software serves more than 4,000 home health, therapy, hospice, and private duty home care providers nationwide. Kinnser helps thousands of clinicians and other staff in post-acute healthcare to manage scheduling, billing, electronic visit verification, day-to-day operations, and patient referrals. 

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