EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

Orange County regional program

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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


Sponsoring Entrepreneur Of The Year puts your company in touch with a targeted group of decision-makers. Because the program attracts thousands of founders and CEOs of fast-growth companies each year, your company will have a powerful opportunity to increase your visibility and build relationships with an elite target audience. No other program offers one-on-one interaction opportunities with this audience of top executives.

For complete details, along with various sponsorship options to fit your needs, contact Kathy Beckman at (949) 437-0236 or kathy.beckman@ey.com.

Honoring world-class entrepreneurs for 28 years

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) awards program is the premier mark of world-class individuals leading world-class companies. It is a competitive award with an independently-governed judging panel and a precise due diligence process that positions it above all others. It recognizes leaders who are driving successful, innovative businesses and celebrates their exemplary performance.

Through the program, applicants can leverage new business, expand networks, broaden and diversify their public relations and media opportunities, and meet hard-to-reach peers with a wealth of knowledge to share.

There are 25 regional programs. All winners are crowned in June and move forward to compete for national EY Entrepreneur Of The Year in November.