ProspHire Founders Named Entrepreneur of the Year® East Central Finalists

PITTSBURGH, PA – ProspHire’s founders, Lauren Miladinovich and Chris Miladinovich have been named finalists for Ernst & Young’s (EY US) Entrepreneur of the Year® 2023 East Central Award. The program celebrates entrepreneurs from Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Northeast and Central Ohio and Kentucky.

Unstoppable, serial, entrepreneurial creators and disruptors, Lauren and Chris started ProspHire as an idea on a napkin in the basement of their Western Pennsylvania suburb. Eight years later, despite the unprecedented challenges of a global pandemic, talent shortage, data security issues and economic instability, they took this first of multiple ventures, a healthcare consulting Firm, from $0 to $20m. They have built and sustained a resilient culture focused on healthcare advisory, project delivery and strategic resourcing for each of their clients across the U.S.

“The list of finalists is impressive and we are humbled to be recognized among them,” said Lauren Miladinovich, Co-founder, Managing Principal and CEO.

“We are honored to be named finalists for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, who have helped us bring our vision to life. As entrepreneurs, we are committed to creating solutions that make a positive impact on society and being a finalist for this prestigious award is a validation of that mission. We look forward to the opportunity to connect with other like-minded entrepreneurs and share our experiences of driving positive change in the world,” said Chris Miladinovich, Co-founder, Principal and COO. “With a commitment to continued innovation, we aim to deliver on our vision to be a leader in healthcare strategy and execution for our clients.”

To Lauren and Chris, being entrepreneurial is as simple as thinking outside the box and expecting the unexpected. What they don’t say is what their employees and staff see every day… the constant hunger to make things better and enabling those around them to be flexible, adaptable and see opportunities.

28 entrepreneurs were selected as finalists by an independent panel of judges. The candidates were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes. Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur of the Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.

Regional award winners will be announced on June 14, 2023, during a special celebration. The Entrepreneur of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 entrepreneurs throughout the US since its inception in 1986, and it has grown to recognize business leaders across 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.

About ProspHire
ProspHire is a national management consulting firm focused on healthcare advisory, project delivery and strategic resourcing. Founded on the core value of relationships, with the goal to “prosper together,” ProspHire partners with clients to identify and solve their most significant people, process and technology challenges. The woman-owned and rapidly growing Pittsburgh-based firm has nearly 100 practitioners and consultants who deliver exceptional service to each one of our clients across the U.S. Visit