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22 Jun 2022  | San Diego, CA, US

EY US Announces Award Winners for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Pacific Southwest Award

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Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) is pleased to announce the winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Pacific Southwest Award.Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed. This group of esteemed entrepreneurial leaders was selected by an independent judging panel comprised of award alumni, leading CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders.

“These entrepreneurs have persevered to make their visions become a reality and we are honored to celebrate  this outstanding group of leaders from Arizona, Nevada, Orange County and San Diego,” said Tim Holl, Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Southwest Program Director.

The winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 Pacific Southwest Award are:

  • Erez Pikar I Bluum I Phoenix, Arizona
  • Adelaida Severson, Ph.D I Bushtex I Gilbert, Arizona
  • Sabrina Johnson I Daré Bioscience I San Diego, California
  • Sergio Radovcic I Dyper I Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Alan Yu I Karat Packaging I Chino, California
  • Paul Tran I Manscaped I San Diego, California
  • Asma Ishaq I Modere I Newport Beach, California
  • Lev Barinskiy I SmartFinancial I Costa Mesa, California
  • Johnny Ayers I Socure I Incline Village, Nevada
  • Eric Dube, Ph.D I Travere Therapeutics I San Diego, California
  • Chris Vanderhook and Tim Vanderhook I Viant Technology I Irvine, California
  • Joe Kudla I Vuori I Carlsbad, California
  • Heidi Golledge I Jobot I Newport Beach, California (Serial Entrepreneurship Award recipient)

Winners were evaluated on their demonstration of long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries throughout the world who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.

As regional award winners, these incredible entrepreneurs will be considered by the national judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 National Awards, which will be presented in November 2022 at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2023.

Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners become lifetime members of an esteemed community of multi-industry award winners, granting them unlimited access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni across over 60 countries, in addition to extensive support from EY resources and other members of the entrepreneurial community.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In the Pacific Southwest Region, sponsors also include Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (Premium Sponsor), Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. (Orange County Market Sponsor), Tangram LLC (Orange County Market Sponsor), Cooley LLP (San Diego Market Sponsor), Keyser LLC (Arizona Market Sponsor) and DLA Piper LLP (Arizona Supporting Sponsor).

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