EY on Thursday revealed the Pacific Northwest region finalists for its annual Entrepreneur of the Year program that recognizes top business leaders.
The nominees lead companies across various industries such as healthcare, marketing, logistics, and more. This year’s regional winners will be announced at a special gala June 14 at the King Street Ballroom & Perch and go on to compete in the national competition, which is now in its 33rd year.
Several of the nominees and their companies are also among the finalists at the 2019 GeekWire Awards, including folks such as Rajeev Singh, Jessie Woolley-Wilson, Ty Collins, and Mike Radenbaugh, as well as startups such as Flexe, Highspot, and Zipwhip.
Last year’s EY Pacific Northwest winners included Auth0 CEO Eugenio Pace; iSpot.tv CEO Sean Muller; Snap! Raise CEO Cole Morgan; and others.
Here are the 2019 finalists, which were picked by a panel of independent judges.
- Rajeev Singh, CEO | Accolade, Inc. (Seattle, Washington)
- Aaron James, COO & David Steinberg, CEO | Adpearance (Portland, Oregon)
- Kabir Shahani, CEO & Derek Slager, CTO | Amperity (Seattle, Washington)
- Chris Moore, CEO | Concord Technologies (Seattle, Washington)
- Jessie Woolley-Wilson, President and CEO | DreamBox Learning, LLC (Bellevue, Washington)
- Bobby Balachandran, CEO | Exterro (Beaverton, Oregon)
- Karl Siebrecht, Co-founder and CEO | FLEXE, Inc. (Seattle, Washington)
- Derrick Morton, Co-founder and CEO & Douglas Pearson, Co-founder and CTO| FlowPlay Seattle, Washington)
- Jason Greer, President | General UI LLC (Seattle, Washington)
- Alissa Leinonen, Founder and CEO | Gourmondo Catering & Cafe Co (Seattle, Washington)
- Madeline Haydon, CEO | nutpods (Bellevue, Washington)
- Robert Wahbe, Co-Founder and CEO | Highspot (Seattle, Washington)
- Michael K Lester, CEO | LifeStance Health (Bellevue, Washington)
- Henry Albrecht, CEO | Limeade (Bellevue, Washington)
- Rajeev Agarwal, Founder and CEO | MAQ Software (Redmond, Washington)
- Kyle Stavig, CEO | Myers Container LLC (Portland, Oregon)
- Peggy Jarvis Miller, CEO | Pacific Star Communications, Inc. (“PacStar”) (Portland, Oregon)
- Ty Collins, CMO & Mike Radenbaugh, CEO | Rad Power Bikes (Seattle, Washington)
- Jacob Weatherly, Co-founder and CEO | SheerID (Portland, Oregon)
- Jordan Allen, CEO | Stay Alfred (Spokane, Washington)
- John Lauer, Co-founder and CEO | Zipwhip (Seattle, Washington)