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EY Announces Winners for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Pacific Northwest Award

EY is pleased to announce the winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in the Pacific Northwest. This group of entrepreneurial leaders was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. The winners were revealed at a special gala on Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.

“EY has honored outstanding leaders for the past 28 years,” said Greg Beams, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for the Pacific Northwest. “These business leaders are accomplished entrepreneurs who have contributed a tremendous amount to the community.”

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The Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Pacific Northwest Award winners are:

  • Majdi Daher and Mohamad Daher, Denali Advanced Integration, Redmond, Washington
  • Glenn Kelman, Redfin, Seattle, Washington
  • Aaron Easterly,, Seattle, Washington
  • Mark Zoske, SaltWorks, Inc., Woodinville, Washington
  • Monty Montoya, SightLife, Seattle, Washington
  • Kevin Klock, TalkingRain, Preston, Washington
  • Darrell Cavens, zulily, Seattle, Washington

Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In the Pacific Northwest, regional sponsors include Merrill Corporation, Perkins Coie LLC, Puget Sound Business Journal, Scherzer International, The Big Picture Video Film & Arts, and Union Bank.

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.

About EY’s Strategic Growth Markets

EY’s Strategic Growth Markets (SGM) practices guide leading high-growth companies. Our multidisciplinary teams of elite professionals provide perspective and advice to help our clients accelerate market leadership. SGM delivers assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services to thousands of companies spanning all industries. EY is the undisputed leader in taking companies public, advising key government agencies on the issues impacting high-growth companies and convening the experts who shape the business climate. For more information, please visit us at, or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

About EY

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