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 recipient 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

leah-brown

Leah Brown, Co-Founder, President and CEO
CORDS
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 Southeast winner

bernie-dixon

Bernie Dixon, Founder and CEO
Launchpad2X

jeff-karcher

Jeff Karcher, Regional Head, Global Listings
The New York Stock Exchange

phyllis-newhouse

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

asif-ramji

Asif Ramji, Chief Product and Marketing Officer
Worldpay, Inc.
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

chad-trull

Chad Trull, CEO
HighFive Dental, LLC
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Southeast winner

ed-weisiger-jr

Ed Weisiger, Jr., President and CEO
CTE
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Southeast winner