Orion Innovation’s Raj Patil Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
2021 New Jersey Award Finalist
Patil recognized as a visionary unstoppable business leader driving innovation

EDISON, NJ, July 27, 2021 – Orion Innovation (“Orion”), a leading digital transformation and product development services firm, today announced that Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has named Raj Patil, CEO and President of Orion, as a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 New Jersey Award. 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. Patil was selected by a panel of independent judges. 

Patil is a visionary in the technology services industry, who has sought to understand the discontents of clients with their digital transformation initiatives and provide better outcomes. He had a vision to build a new breed of player that is unique in its ability to accelerate a client’s journey towards digital transformation, with agility at scale. He has built a unique company that is an agile and trusted partner for digital transformations, helping clients transform, innovate, and disrupt their industries.

“Being named a finalist in this year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year New Jersey awards is a testament to our company’s growth and success in delivering digital transformation solutions with agility at scale for our clients,” said Patil. “I am honored to lead our exceptional team of more than 5,000 associates around the world. The pandemic has shown the importance of having a digital-first business strategy to remain competitive, and we’re proud to be the trusted technology partner for hundreds of global businesses. We are seeing strong growth delivering transformative business solutions rooted in digital strategy, experience design, and engineering. I want to thank EY for this incredible honor and to extend my congratulations to all the finalists and winners.”

Under Patil’s leadership since 2016, Orion has grown multi-fold both organically and inorganically through selective strategic growth investments and acquisitions. Patil has significantly expanded Orion’s global footprint to more than 12 major delivery locations across the world, recently adding large presences in Romania and Türkiye. Orion has also broadened its domain expertise in Professional Services, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Life Sciences, and Sports verticals, and continues to develop intellectual property focused solutions to bring to its clients. 

The Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. 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. Winners were selected during a virtual ceremony on Monday, July 26. 

About Orion Innovation

Orion Innovation (“Orion”) is a leading digital transformation and product development services firm. Rooted in engineering and design thinking, along with a unique combination of agility, scale and maturity, its team of over 5,000 associates helps Fortune 1000 companies improve efficiencies, enhance customer experiences, and develop new digital offerings. Through its delivery centers in the Americas, Europe, and APAC, Orion serves clients across financial services, professional services, communications and media, automotive, industrial automation, professional sports and entertainment, life sciences, ecommerce, and education. For more information, visit www.orioninc.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

See the list of finalists here.

About EY

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