SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EY today announced the winners of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in San Diego. This group of leading entrepreneurs was selected from nearly 60 nominations by an independent judging panel comprised of previous award recipients, prominent CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. The winners were revealed at a special gala on June 17, 2014 at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego.
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“EY has honored outstanding entrepreneurs for the past 28 years,” said Tim Holl, EY Partner and Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for San Diego. “These business leaders are accomplished entrepreneurs who have contributed a tremendous amount to the community.”
The Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 San Diego Award winners are:
Paul Martini, CEO & CTO – iboss Network Security, San Diego 92121
Peter Martini, President & COO – iboss Network Security, San Diego 92121
Consumer Services Category
Sean Gailey, President & Co-Founder – J!NX, Poway 92064
Mike Grey, President & CEO – Lumena Pharmaceuticals, San Diego 92130
Life Science Category
Ted Schroeder, President & CEO – Cadence Pharmaceuticals, San Diego 92130
Family Business Category
Rick Haux, President & CEO – Mor Furniture For Less, Inc., San Diego 92126
Social Responsibility (non-profit) Category
Kathleen Sellick, President & CEO – Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego 92123
Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In San Diego, regional sponsors include Marsh Insurance, Union Bank, Cox Business, Merrill DataSite, Scherzer Investigations, and The Daily Transcript.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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