Corporate Essentials Founder & CEO Named Finalist in EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award for NJ


May 16, 2019

PARSIPPANY, NJ – Corporate Essentials Founder and CEO Judson Kleinman has been named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Global Limited (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 award for the state of NJ.

There are a total of 32 Garden State business owners that placed on the list.

“I’m truly honored to be among the incredible group of finalists for this award,” said Kleinman. “It’s an award that focuses on the true entrepreneurial spirit in us all.”

The award winners will be announced on June 20 in New Brunswick, NJ at the Entrepreneur of the Year New Jersey Awards gala.

Kleinman’s entrepreneurial success was previously highlighted last year in August when Corporate Essentials earned a spot in the Inc. 5000 Hall of Fame as a 7-Time Inc. 5000 Honoree. The annual award recognizes the fastest-growing, privately-held companies in the U.S. At the time, only two percent of companies were ranked seven times on the list.

“While this is an honor that focuses on an individual, it would not be possible to be here without my amazing team,” said Kleinman. “It started with just three of us, and as we’ve grown, we’ve kept that family feel. I think that has been a key to our success.”

As of 2019, the Entrepreneur of the Year program by EY is in its 33rd year. Award winners of the NJ program will move on to the National Awards gala, which will be held in Palm Desert, CA from November 13-17.

About Corporate Essentials

Corporate Essentials’ mission is to make work better; fueling company culture and allowing employees to ‘work happy’. Founded as an office coffee service in 1996, the company has long been considered the premier office refreshment service, fueling the culture of many top companies through custom office refreshment programs with everything from great coffee, healthy snacks and beverages to award-winning culinary solutions. 2018 marked their seventh time named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies. For more information, visit

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Matt is a content writer and editor at Corporate Essentials. He works within the company's Marketing Department to publish blog posts like this one! His field of expertise is in researching, writing and editing a variety of online and print content. Matt graduated from Ramapo College in 2019, earning a Bachelor's degree in Communication Arts with a Journalism Concentration. Around one-third of his success is credited to a passion for drinking coffee.