Patil honored as an ambitious leader and industry pioneer tackling the world’s biggest challenges

EDISON, N.J, June 16, 2022 – Orion Innovation (“Orion”), a leading digital transformation and product development services firm, today announced that Raj Patil, CEO and President of Orion, has been named a winner of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 New Jersey Award by Ernst & Young LLP (EY US).

Now in its 36th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Award is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed. Patil was selected by a panel of independent judges according to the following criteria – entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact – among other core contributions and attributes. He was awarded the honor during a ceremony on Wednesday, June 15.

Left to right: Horst Gallo, Chief People Officer, Orion Innovation; Karolina Kocalevski, Head of Marketing & Communications, Orion Innovation; Ranjan Kalia, Chief Financial Officer, Orion Innovation at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Regional Gala Ceremony at Liberty House in New Jersey on June 15th.
The regional 2022 EY Entrenepreneur Of The Year® winners for New Jersey.

“It is an honor to be named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year in New Jersey,” said Patil. “I am proud to lead an incredible team of associates to deliver mission critical digital solutions to our clients across the world. I want to thank EY for this recognition and our team for their commitment and hard work to become the trusted technology partner for hundreds of global businesses.”

Under Patil’s leadership since 2016, Orion has grown both organically and inorganically through selective strategic growth investments and acquisitions. Patil has fostered a culture of continuous innovation and learning across Orion and has driven the company’s intellectual property focused solutions, which includes twelve issued and eight pending U.S. and international patents. He has also significantly expanded the company’s global footprint to 14 major global delivery locations, including new locations in Mexico, Romania, and Türkiye. Orion’s domain expertise has grown significantly under Patil in key industries such as Hi-Tech, Telecom, Media & Entertainment, Professional Services, Financial Services, and Healthcare.

Since its launch, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries around the world. As a New Jersey award winner, Patil is now eligible for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced later this year.

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 6,000 associates helps Fortune 1000 companies improve efficiencies, enhance customer experiences, and develop new digital offerings. Through its delivery centers in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America, Orion serves clients across Hi-Tech, Telecom, Media & Entertainment, Professional Services, Financial Services and Healthcare industries. For more information, visit

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.

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