Benzer Pharmacy’s CEO Manish Patel is Named an EY Entrepreneur of The Year® 2016 Finalist

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Manish’s leadership has guided Benzer Pharmacy to become the fastest growing independent retail pharmacy and this has earned him recognition from Ernst & Young

EY has announced that Manish Patel, CEO of Benzer Pharmacy is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of The Year® 2016 Award in Florida.

The awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

“I am extremely honored to be named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2016 finalist in Florida and to be listed among this impressive group of entrepreneurs," says Manish Patel, CEO of Benzer Pharmacy.

Manish Patel co-founded Benzer Pharmacy in 2009. Benzer Pharmacy is a chain of independent retail pharmacies that focuses on the customer’s needs by offering over-the-counter products, health consultations, and personalized care. Benzer’s mission is to make a difference in the community. 

Manish oversees core business management and development of the company including execution and financial management of all the 50 plus pharmacies. He understands the importance of helping make every state the best place to enjoy a life full of opportunity.

As a creative and innovative CEO, Manish introduced Medication Synchronization (MedSync) in all Benzer Pharmacies, a program that has currently gained a foothold in the industry based on its ability to improve adherence and script retention through greater patient convenience. Studies have shown that med sync programs have demonstrated an increase of refills for chronic medication from an average of six to seven times per year to eight to ten times per year.

“Benzer Pharmacy’s medsync program has gained traction in the community and as an entrepreneur, I strongly advocate this medsync program for future pharmacy growth,” Manish states.

This is Benzer Pharmacy’s second earned accolade this year. Early in the year, Benzer Pharmacy Chief Financial Officer was named finalist at the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2016 CFO of the Year award. Last year, the company was recognized by many organizations including: Inc. 5000, Florida Fast 100, TBBJ 200 among others.

Manish Patel was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 9, 2016, at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida. 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 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Here’s a list of nominees

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
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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.

Benzer Pharmacy is a chain of independent retail and specialty pharmacies. The first Benzer Pharmacy was opened in year 2009. There are currently over 50 locations throughout Florida, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, Nevada and Louisiana. The pharmacy is projected to grow rapidly in-order to reach more customers and to make sure their experiences match their expectations. 

Benzer Pharmacy earned position 1500 in the 2015 Inc. 5000 list for the fastest growing 
private company in America, earned position 39 out of 100 in the 2015 Florida Fast 100 for the fastest-growing private companies in Florida, earned position 67 out of 200 in the 2015 TBBJ 200, Tampa Bay’s largest private companies, voted favorite pharmacy in the 2015 Best of Fuquay Varina in North Carolina, and achieved PCAB compounding accreditation with Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). All Benzer Pharmacy medications require a doctor's prescription.  For more information:

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