Meet the Bay Area judges

The success of the program relies on the efforts of our independent panel of judges. The panel comprises past Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award recipients and civic and community leaders who devote significant effort to review and deliberate the merits of each nominee. We deeply appreciate their dedication to the program.

Shuo-Chen

Shuo Chen
General Partner
IOVC

Adam-Foroughi

Adam Foroughi
CEO
Applovin
2018 Regional Award Winner

Bonnie-Hyun

Bonnie Hyun
US Head of Capital Markets
New York Stock Exchange

Greg-Kapust

Greg Kapust
Founder & Managing Director
Silverbow Development, LLC

Jack-Kudale

Jack Kudale
Founder & CEO
Cowbell
2023 Regional Award Winner

Eric-Stone

Eric Stone
Founder & former CEO
Velano Vascular
2021 Regional Award Winner

Charlie-Sweat

Charlie Sweat
Managing Principal
Sweat Equities, LLC
2011 Regional Award Winner

Rachel-Zillner

Rachel Zillner
Co-Founder & CEO
Clutch
2023 Regional Award Winner