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Congratulations to the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Orange County Region Award recipients.

Among a field of outstanding competitors, these leaders stood out for their dedication, brilliance, creativity and gumption. You've inspired us all!

Orange County 2014 Winners

From left to right: Jeff Frieden, Eve Yen, Phillip Chang, Vivian Clecak, Phu Hoang, Jonathan Ord.


Real Estate

Jeffrey Frieden, CEO – Auction.com, Irvine

Business to Business

Jonathan Ord, CEO – DealerSocket, San Clemente


Eve Yen, Founder & President – Diamond Wipes International, Chino

Social Responsibility / Non-Profit

Vivian Clecak, Founding CEO – Human Options, Irvine

Enterprise Solutions

Phu Hoang, CEO – Virtium Technology, Rancho Santa Margarita

Consumer Products

Phillip Chang, Founder & Chairman – Yogurtland, Irvine

2013 Orange County award recipients

Orange County 2013 EOY winners

From left to right: Kim Letch, EY; Hezy Shaked, Tilly's; Jerry Paolone, MagnaFlow Exhaust Products; Anand Nallathambi, CoreLogic; Heidi Golledge, CyberCoders & CareerBliss; Alan Fuerstman, Montage Hotels & Resorts; Ismael Kotob, Villa Park High School; Joseph Renton, System & Software Enterprises; Christine Devine, Fox 11 News.


Financial Services:

Anand Nallathambi, CEO
CoreLogic, Inc., Irvine

Business Services:

Heidi Golledge, CEO, Founder
CyberCoders & CareerBliss, Irvine

Family Business Category:

Jerry Paolone, Chairman, Founder, CEO
MagnaFlow Exhaust Products, Rancho Santa Margarita

Real Estate & Hospitality:

Alan Fuerstman, Founder, CEO
Montage Hotels & Resorts, Laguna Beach


Joseph Renton, Founder, Chairman
System & Software Enterprises, Brea

Retail & Consumer Products:

Hezy Shaked, Founder, Chairman, CSO
Tilly's, Inc., Irvine