EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®

San Diego and Imperial Counties regional program

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Congratulations to the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 San Diego 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!

San Diego 2015 award winners


Biotech / Technology

Dr. Rich Heyman, CEO, – Seragon / Aragon Pharmaceuticals

Consumer Products

Jeff Church, CEO  – Suja Juice


Jeffery Sears, Co-founder & CEO and James Stuart, Co-founder & Chairman  – PIRCH

Financial Services

Mary Ann McGarry, CEO – Guild Mortgage Co.

Business Re-imagined

Robert Hayes, Founder & CEO; Herbert Mutter, Chief Business Officer; Peter Botz, General Counsel – Triton Management Services & Two Jinn

Youth Scholarship Recipient

Karina Contreras, Student – Olympian High School, Chula Vista

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Honoring world-class entrepreneurs for 30 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.

  • Standard eligibility
  • Judging
  • Criteria
  • Benefits of entry

What applicants should expect

  • Nomination phase
  • Semifinalist phase
  • Finalist phase
  • Awards Gala


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 Tania Soudah at +1 949 794 2300 or Tania.Soudah1@ey.com