EY Announces Winners of The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Greater Los Angeles Awards

Celebrating 30 years of ingenuity in America

LOS ANGELES--()--EY is pleased to announce the winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Greater Los Angeles. Now celebrating its 30th year, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs in more than 145 cities in 60 countries who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The nine business leaders noted below were selected as award winners by a panel of independent judges and announced at a black-tie Awards Gala on Tuesday, June 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Hosted by Emmy award-winning Fox News anchor, Christine Devine, the Gala was attended by more than 700 of L.A.’s leading founders, CEOs and business luminaries.

“It’s pretty incredible knowing that EY has been celebrating entrepreneurs through this program for 30 years, but this is definitely just the beginning”

“It’s pretty incredible knowing that EY has been celebrating entrepreneurs through this program for 30 years, but this is definitely just the beginning,” said April Spencer, Co-Director of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program in Greater Los Angeles. “It has been especially exciting to witness L.A.’s burgeoning entrepreneurial scene over the years. It’s only fitting to give these incredible innovators who have done so much for our economy some of the spotlight, and we’re grateful to be a part of it.”

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Greater Los Angeles winners:

  • 9to5 Seating | Dara Mir, President | Hawthorne, CA | Manufacturing & Distribution category
  • Dollar Shave Club | Michael Dubin, Founder & CEO | Marina del Rey, CA | e-Commerce category
  • Legalzoom.com, Inc. | John Suh, CEO | Glendale, CA | Business Services category
  • MarketShare | Wes Nichols and Jon Vein, Co-Founders & Co-CEO | Los Angeles, CA | Technology category
  • NewMark Merrill Companies | Sandy Sigal, Founder, CEO & President | Woodland Hills, CA | Services category
  • Scopely | Walter Driver, Co-Founder & CEO | Culver City, CA | Consumer category
  • SteelHouse | Mark Douglas, Founder & CEO | Culver City, CA | Emerging category
  • SusieCakes | Susan Sarich, Founder & CEO | Santa Monica, CA | Hospitality category

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, CA on November 19, 2016. The awards gala is the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in Monaco in June 2017.

To learn more about the Greater Los Angeles program and to see photos from the 2016 Awards Gala, please visit ey.com/us/eoy/greaterla. Join the conversation on social media by following us @EY_EOYUS and using #EOYGLA.

To recommend a dynamic leader for the 2017 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards in Greater Los Angeles, please visit ey.com/us/eoy/greaterla.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored nationally by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In Greater Los Angeles, regional sponsors include Gold sponsor: Tangram; Silver sponsors: Acacia Wealth Advisors, Ballard Spahr, Cresa, First Foundation, and Vaco; Media sponsor: CSQ; and PR sponsor: Olmstead Williams Communications.

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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