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Orange County 2014 Semifinalists

 

An independent judging panel selected the semifinalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2014 Orange County awards.

 

Maria Thompson, President & CEO
Agile Sourcing Partners 

Reza Jahangiri, CEO
American Advisors Group 

Kunal Hinduja, President
ARQ LLC 

Jeffrey Frieden, CEO
Auction.com 

Keith Katkin, President & CEO
Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

Michael Burdiek, President & CEO
CalAmp Corp 

Jon Wilcox, Mark Rebal, and John DeCero, Co-Founders
California Republic Bank 

Caryn Siebert, President/CEO
Carl Warren & Company

Debra Miller, CEO/Founder
CureDuchenne* 

Jonathan Ord, CEO
DealerSocket, Inc. 

Eve Yen, Founder/President
Diamond Wipes International, Inc. 

John Jordan, CEO
DPI Specialty Foods 

Mark Whitley, CEO
Easter Seals Southern California* 

Maynard Carkhuff, Chairman/CEO
Freedom Innovations 

Michael Purcell, Founder/EVP/CMO
Global Cash Card 

Jeffery Hanson, Chairman/CEO
Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, Inc. 

Chad Hallock, CEO
Home Franchise Concepts 

Vivian Clecak, CEO
Human Options*

Steve Schulze, CEO/Founder and Alexis Schulze, Chief Visionary Officer
Nekter Juice Bar, Inc. 

Parsa Rohani, CEO
Neudesic, LLC 

Rick Arvielo, CEO
New American Funding 

Stephen Gordon, Founding Chairman/CEO/President
Opus Bank 

Holly Hagler, President & CEO
SeniorServ* 

Deborah Proctor, President/CEO
St. Joseph Health 

H. Michael Schwartz, Chairman/CEO
Strategic Capital Holdings, LLC 

Jerome Fink and David Kim, Managing Partners
The Bascom Group, LLC 

George Donaldson, President
Venvest Ballard, Inc. (dba Rightime HVAC) 

Phu Hoang, CEO
Virtium Technology, Inc. 

Phillip Chang, Founder/Chairman
Yogurtland 

*Non-profit / social responsibility