Ernst & Young LLP announced that President David Burke of DB Global LLC was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 New Jersey Award finalist.
Burke owns Orchard Park by David Burke on Cranbury Road in East Brunswick.
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, according to information provided by Burke.
Burke was selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced during a special virtual celebration on July 26 and will become lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world.
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, according to the statement.
Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
“I am honored and humbled by the nomination of EY New Jersey Entrepreneur of the Year. On behalf of my entire team at DB Global, we have worked incredibly hard to get to this place and we are very excited to learn the results. Through some very difficult and challenging times, we have persevered through and turned into a robust hospitality management firm that we are very, very proud of,” Burke said in the statement.
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, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies.
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 2022.
Burke has numerous restaurants in New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Colorado, Washington D.C. and Saudi Arabia.
For more information, follow Burke @chefdavidburke and visit his website at chefdavidburke.com.