Meet the judges

The success of the program relies on the efforts of our independent panel of judges. These past Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award recipients 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.

EOY Dulari Amin

Dulari Amin
General Partner
Synergy Ventures

Rachel Foltz
Principal
Endeavour Capital

EOY Nick Green

Nick Green
Co-Founder and CEO
Thrive Market
2020 regional and national winner

Jessica Hawthorne-Castro
Chairman and CEO
Hawthorne Direct, LLC
2019 regional winner

EOY Michael Kirton

Michael Kirton
Partner
Leonard Green & Partners

Jason Lin
Managing Director
Super Capital Group

Maria Salinas
President and CEO
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

Susan Sarich
Founder and CEO
SusieCakes
2016 regional winner

James Segil
Co-Founder and President
OpenPath Security, Inc.
2014 regional winner and national finalist

Dr. Betty Uribe
Managing Director
JPMorgan Chase

Nadine Watt
President
Watt Companies
2018 regional winner