EY Entrepreneur Of The Year San Diego Announced for 2015

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San Diego businesses are thriving, as our the multitude of entrepreneurs who work and live in this great city. This week, San Diego entrepreneurs were celebrated for demonstrating excellence and success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and commitment to their businesses and communities.

Winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards in San Diego were recognized at a gala event on June 18, 2015 at The Fairmont Grand Del Mar resort in San Diego. The gala was attended by 500 of San Diego’s elite business leaders and entrepreneurs. This year’s recipients have generated $650 million in aggregate revenue and employ over 3,500 people. The winning entrepreneurs were selected by an independent judging panel derived of previous winners of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. It recognizes entrepreneurs and business leaders who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and commitment to their businesses and communities. In previous years, entrepreneurs such as Howard Schultz of Starbucks, Pierre Omidyar of eBay andMindy Grossman of HSN have been honored. EYEntrepreneur Of The Year San Diego past winners include leaders from companies such as, SkinMedica, Rady Children’s Hospital, Illumina, ViaSat, Stone Brewing and Qualcomm.

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year San Diego region award recipients are:

Biotech / Technology
Dr. Rich Heyman, CEO – Seragon / Aragon Pharmaceuticals

Consumer Products
Jeff Church, CEO – Suja Juice

Jeffery  Sears, Co-founder & CEO / James Stuart, Co-founder & Chairman – PIRCH

Financial Services
Mary Ann McGarry, CEO – Guild Mortgage Co.

Business Re-imagined
Robert  Hayes, Co-founder & CEO / Herbert Mutter, Co-founder & Chief Business Officer / Peter Botz, Co-founder & General Counsel – Triton Management Services & Two Jinn



Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year national program.  The US Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco, June 2016.

San Diego resident for over 10 years, I now call this beautiful city home. Originally from the Bay Area, I'm a California girl at heart. I love the outdoors, fitness, food, and a good craft beer (from San Diego of course).

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