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

EY announced the winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Greater Los Angeles on June 20th at a gala event at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The winners were:EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Greater LA winner group photo

  • 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

“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.

Read the full release: EY Announces Winners of The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Greater Los Angeles Awards.

June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Book ‘Alone Together’ details solo sail to Hawaii

Christian Williams, a former Washington Post editor, chronicles his solo sail to Hawaii from Los Angeles in “Alone Together: Sailing Solo to Hawaii and Beyond” (East Wind Press, 286 pages). The new book is a complete technical course in the preparation of a yacht for solo offshore passage making, as well as a philosophical inquiry into what it means to be alive in an over-connected century.

“Nobody’s ever alone. Not from the time we’re born,” Williams said. “It’s the last challenge, and I was more worried about that than storms or sinking.”

View more of Christian’s adventures below.

May 11th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

EY's Entrepreneur of the Year San Diego winners

EOY SD winners

From left to right: Rick Haux,Mor Furniture For Less Inc.; Peter Martini and Paul Martini, iboss Network Security; Mike Grey, Lumena Pharmaceuticals; Ted Schroeder, Cadence Pharmaceuticals; Kathleen Sellick, Rady Children’s Hospital; and Sean Gailey, J!NX.

EY announced the winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego.

The winners are:

  • Technology
    Paul Martini, CEO & CTO and Peter Martini, President & COO, iboss Network Security, San Diego
  • Consumer Services
    Sean Gailey, President & Co-Founder, J!NX, Poway
  • Emerging
    Mike Grey, President & CEO, Lumena Pharmaceuticals, San Diego
  • Life Science
    Ted Schroeder, President & CEO, Cadence Pharmaceuticals, San Diego
  • Family Business
    Rick Haux, President & CEO, Mor Furniture For Less, Inc., San Diego
  • Social Responsibility (non-profit)
    Kathleen Sellick, President & CEO, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego
July 8th, 2014|Categories: Client News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Los Angeles ranks third in nation behind D.C. and New York on 'Inc. 500' list for private companies

Private companies in the greater Los Angeles region are thriving, according to the recently published “Inc. 500” list from Inc. magazine which ranks the nation’s fastest growing private companies.

Los Angeles ranked third in the nation with 42 companies on the list, just behind Washington, D.C. (50 companies) and New York (43 companies). The industries most represented in LA were payment processing firms, VOIP providers, search engine optimization companies ad software firms.

As reported by socalTECH.com, Thousand Oaks-based PaymentMax, an electronic payments processor, led the Los Angeles market with a whopping 10,058 percent growth over 3 years.

August 24th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|