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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

Judges panel

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2015 Judges panel

The success of the program relies on the efforts of our independent panel of judges. These past Entrepreneur Of The Year award winners and civic and community leaders devote significant effort to review and deliberate the merits of each nominee. We deeply appreciate their dedication to this process.


Judge Barker Geoffrey Barker
Executive Director and Co-founder

RPX Corp
2012 Award Recipient


Judge Bartels Michael Bartels
Vice President, New Listings & Capital Markets


Judge Bronson Joseph Bronson
Principal and CEO

The Bronson Group, LLC


Judge Chu Douglas Chu
Head of Western Region Listings
Judge Coleman Ken Coleman
Special Advisor, Andreessen Horowitz
Chairman, Saama Technologies


Judge Harris Chris Harris

Friedman, Fleischer & Lowe, LLC


Judge Ibrahim Maha Ibrahim
General Partner

Canaan Partners


Judge Im Lisa Im

Performant Financial Corporation 
2012 Award Recipient


Judge Kossow Jon Kossow
General Partner

Norwest Venture Partners 


Photo Northern California Judge Maner Tarkan Maner
Chairman and CEO

2012 Award Recipient


Photo Northern California Judge Sacerdoti Tod Sacerdoti
CEO and Founder

BrightRoll, Inc.
2013 Award Recipient


Judge Tierney Scott Tierney
Google Capital Partner

Google Capital


Judge Van Deventer Peter Van Deventer
Managing Partner

Integrity Global Management