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.

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Michael Dubin, Founder and CEO
Dollar Shave Club
2016 Winner, E-Commerce

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Russ Farscht, Managing Director
The Carlyle Group

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Rachel Foltz, Principal
Endeavour Capital

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Marc Graboff, President – Global Business & Legal Affairs, Production Management and Studios
Discovery, Inc.

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Jessica Hawthorne-Castro,
Chairman and CEO
Hawthorne Direct, LLC
2019 Winner, Transformational CEO

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Richard Jun, Co-Founder and
Managing Partner
BAM Ventures

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Jay Lee, Co-Founder and Co-CEO AuditBoard, Inc.
2019 Winner, Emerging
Business Software

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Maria Salinas, President & CEO
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

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Susan Sarich, Founder & CEO
SusieCakes
2016 Winner, Hospitality

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James Segil, Co-Founder and President
OpenPath Security, Inc.
2014 Winner, Technology

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Renata Simril, President & CEO
LA84 Foundation

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Nadine Watt, President
Watt Companies
2018 Winner, Family Business

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Gillian Zucker, President of
Business Operations
LA Clippers