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Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Northern California Award Semifinalists Announced

April 19, 2011

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The Big Mouth Blog

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Ernst & Young LLP is pleased to announce the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Northern California Award semifinalists. This group of outstanding entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners of the award, leading CEOs and private capital investors and other regional business leaders. Finalists will be announced in May, with the winners revealed at a gala event on June 25, 2011 at The Fairmont San Jose.

“For the past 25 years, Ernst & Young has honored the best entrepreneurs through our Entrepreneur Of The Year Program,” said Ernie Cortes, Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year Northern California Program Director. “These entrepreneurs have a tremendous impact in Northern California. We are extraordinarily proud to honor innovative, market-leading entrepreneurs like these semifinalists.”

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Northern California Award semifinalists are:

  • Murthy Nukala, CEO & Founder, Adchemy
  • Tom Bedecarre, CEO, AKQA
  • Zohar Levkovitz, CEO, Amobee
  • John Melo, CEO, Amyris, Inc.
  • Chris Barbin, CEO, Appirio
  • Robert Calderoni, Chairman & CEO, Ariba
  • Eileen Gittins, Founder, President & CEO, Blurb
  • Aaron Levie, CEO & Co-Founder,
  • Tod Sacerdoti, CEO & Co-Founder, BrightRoll
  • John Woolard, President & CEO, BrightSource Energy, Inc.
  • Matthew & Zachary Hyman, Managing Partners, Central Payment
  • John Bishop, Chief Executive Officer, Cepheid
  • Clifford Reid, Co-Founder, President, CEO & Chairman, Complete Genomics
  • Mark Allen, CEO & Founder, Corticon
  • Steven Boal, CEO, Incorporated
  • Charles Sweat, President & CEO, Earthbound Farm
  • Fabio Rosati, President & CEO, Elance
  • Kevin Hartz, CEO & Co-Founder, Eventbrite
  • Bryce Williams, CEO & Founder, Extend Health
  • Jeffrey Maggioncalda, President & CEO, Financial Engines, Inc.
  • Mike Thompson, President & CEO, Groupware Technology
  • Amit Chatterjee, Founder & CEO, Hara
  • West Shell, Chairman & CEO, Healthline Networks, Inc.
  • Steve McDermott, President & CEO, Hill Physicians Medical Group
  • Phaneesh Murthy, President & CEO, iGATE Corporation
  • Cary Rosenzweig, CEO, IMVU, Inc.
  • Sohaib Abbasi, CEO & Chairman, Informatica Corporation
  • David Lazovsky, Founder, CEO & President, Intermolecular
  • Jeff Weiner, CEO, & Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder, LinkedIn Corporation
  • Jim Marggraff, Founder & CEO, Livescribe Inc.
  • Tasso Roumeliotis, Founder & CEO, Location Labs
  • Matt Glickman, CEO, Merced Systems
  • Adam Lowry & Eric Ryan, Co-Founders, method products
  • Juvenal Chavez, CEO & Founder, Mi Pueblo Food Center
  • Neil Grimmer & Sheryl OLoughlin, Co-Founders, Nest Collective
  • A.K. Pradeep, CEO, NeuroFocus, Inc
  • Tony. Coles, President, CEO & Member of the Board, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • James Horn, CEO, Partnership HealthPlan of California
  • Scott Thompson, President, PayPal
  • Michael Levy, President, Pet Food Express
  • Keith Belling, Co-Founder & CEO, Popchips, Inc.
  • Dan Springer, CEO, Responsys
  • Vlad Shmunis, CEO, RingCentral
  • Anthony Wood, Founder & CEO, Roku, Inc
  • John Amster, CEO, RPX Corporation
  • Matt Sanchez, CEO, Say Media
  • Kevin Surace, President & CEO, Serious Materials
  • Ross Bott, President & CEO, SEVEN Networks
  • Dave Habiger, President and CEO, Sonic Solutions
  • Erik Swan, Co-Founder, CTO, Splunk
  • Jessica Herrin, CEO & Founder, Stella & Dot
  • Joshua Pickus, President & CEO,
  • Robert Weiss, President & CEO, The Cooper Companies, Inc.
  • William Demas, CEO & President, Turn, Inc.
  • Peter Gassner, President & CEO, Veeva Systems
  • Alexandros Moukas, CEO, Velti
  • Bob Zollars, Chairman & CEO, Vocera, Inc.
  • Peter Byck, President & CEO, Winery Exchange
  • Christopher Cabrera, Founder, President, & CEO, Xactly Corporation
  • Alex Mehr & Shayan Zadeh, Co-CEOs, Zoosk Inc.
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