How the Winners Were Chosen
The EY Entrepreneur of the Year is an annual global awards program administered by Ernst & Young (EY). Canada’s Pacific Region competition is overseen by the Ernst & Young LLP Vancouver office, which selects judges from among business leaders and past EOY winners. Judges look for a number of factors, including vision, leadership, financial performance and social responsibility. The Pacific Region winner is among five regional winners for Canada’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year; the Canadian winner advances to an annual competition for World Entrepreneur of the Year from among 60 country winners, held each year in Monte Carlo. Details of the nomination process and judging criteria are available at ey.com/ca/ EOY. Nominations are accepted year-round.
SHANNON ROGERS President + General Counsel GLOBAL RELAY COMMUNICATIONS INC.
CATHY THORPE CEO NURSE NEXT DOOR HOME HEALTHCARE SERVICES
President + Founder LYRA GROWTH PARTNERS CHARLES CHANG
LISA SHIELDS CEO FI.SPAN SERVICES INC.
BILL TAM President BC TECH ASSOCIATION
ASHLEY COOPER President PALADIN SECURITY
DEBRA HEWSON President + CEO ODLUM BROWN LTD.