SAN JOSE, June 11, 2014 – EY is pleased to announce the winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in the Northern California region. This group of leading entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. The winners were revealed at a special gala on June 10th at The Fairmont San Jose.
“EY has honored outstanding entrepreneurs for the past 28 years,” said Ernie Cortes, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for Northern California. “These business leaders are accomplished entrepreneurs who have contributed a tremendous amount to the community.”
The Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Northern California Award winners are:
- David Gorodyansky, Chief Executive Officer, AnchorFree, Mountain View, CA
- Fedele Bauccio, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bon Appétit Management Company, Palo Alto, CA
- Marcin Kleczynski, Chief Executive Officer, Malwarebytes, San Jose, CA
- David Hung, M.D., Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Medivation, San Francisco, CA
- Vladimir Shmunis, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, RingCentral, San Mateo, CA
- George John, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Rocket Fuel, Redwood City, CA
- Richard Frankel, President and Co-Founder, Rocket Fuel, Redwood City, CA
- Amir Dan Rubin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Stanford, CA
- Pete Flint, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Trulia, San Francisco, CA
- Doug Brien, Co-Founder, Waypoint Homes, Oakland, CA
- Colin Wiel, Co-Founder, Waypoint Homes, Oakland, CA
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Program honors entrepreneurs regionally in June, leading up to the national awards in November. Additionally, venture-backed companies that win an Entrepreneur Of The Year Award regionally are also eligible for the Venture Capital Award of Excellence at the national level. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award.
Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
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 annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In Northern California, sponsors include King & Spalding, RoseRyan, Scherzer International, Smart Business Network, Inc., SolomonEdwards and The Big Picture: Film & Video Arts Inc.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
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.
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