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 the program.

sidd-ahmed

Sidd Ahmed
President and CEO
VDart, Inc.
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Southeast winner

bernie-dixon

Bernie Dixon
Founder and CEO
Launchpad2X

phyllis-newhouse

Phyllis Newhouse
Founder and CEO
Xtreme Solutions, Inc.
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017
US winner

michael-praeger

Michael Praeger
Co-founder and CEO
AvidXchange, Inc.
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Southeast winner

asif-ramji

Asif Ramji
Chief Product & Innovation Officer
FIS
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017
US winner

karl-schledwitz

Karl Schledwitz
Chairman and CEO
Monogram Foods
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Southeast winner

theresa-sexton

Theresa Sexton
Partner
Claritas Capital