SPR Therapeutics CEO and President Maria Bennett has been named as an East Central region finalist in the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® award program. The awards are intended to highlight “exceptional business leaders whose ambition, courage and ingenuity, help catapult us from now to next and beyond” and finalists are selected by a panel of independent judges.
Bennett said, “I am honored to be named by EY as an EOY East Central finalist. It’s very rewarding to see the accelerating growth of SPR and our vision of delivering a non-opioid solution for patients dealing with chronic or acute pain.” She has led SPR since inception and is the inventor of the SPRINT PNS System which has now been used in more than 5,000 patients across the country. “At a time when opioid use continues to pose significant long-term use and addiction challenges for patients, I am so proud of our team and physician partners that offer an alternative treatment approach and am excited to see greater adoption,” added Bennett. Regional award winners in the E&Y program 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