As it turns 26, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year’s Pacific Region program keeps moving from strength to strength
The latest edition of our annual partnership with Ernst & Young honours 42 women and men, representing 30 companies, who exemplify business excellence.
Including the overall Pacific Region champ, there are winners in eight categories, from technology and environmental products and services to business disrupters and natural resources and energy.
Congratulations to all of the winners and to the runners-up, whose stories of facing down challenges and harnessing opportunities are equally inspiring. Let them show you how it’s done.
Adam BlasbergGeoff Chutter (Pacific Region Overall Winner)
Founder, President and CEO, WhiteWater West Industries
Co-founder and CEO, Keirton
Founder and CEO, Chase Office Interiors
President, Natu'Oil Services
Adam BlasbergThomas Ligocki
President and CEO, Clevest
President, Keystone Environmental
Adam BlasbergTara Bosch
Founder and CEO, SmartSweets
CEO, Hops Connect Hop Trading Co.
Founder and CEO, Silver Icing
Adam BlasbergKristi Miller
Founder and National Managing Director, First West Capital
Monty Sikka + Mark Catroppa
Co-founder and President + Co-founder and Executive Vice-president, Monark Group
CEO, Daily Hive
Stephen de Jong
CEO, Vrify Technology
Adam BlasbergDan Wilson + Kyle Tweter
CEO + President, Warehouse Group
Co-founder, CEO and Principal, Joseph Richard Group
CEO, Organika Health Products
Adam BlasbergLaurie Schultz
President and CEO, Galvanize
Zeeshan Hayat + Karina Hayat
Co-founder and CEO + Co-founder and President, Prizm Media
Founder and CEO, Real Estate Webmasters
CEO, Thinkific Labs
Adam BlasbergDerrick Emsley, Kalen Emsley, Stephen Emsley, Arthur Kononuk + David Luba
CEO, VP Content, VP Digital, Creative Director + VP Sales, Tentree International
Peter van Stolk
President, Anita's Organic Grain & Flour Mill
Adam BlasbergJack Nicholson
CEO, Otter Farm and Home Co-Operative
President, Milani Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
Caitlin Dunne, Jon Havelock, Jeff Roberts + Ken Seethram
Co-directors, Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine
Adam BlasbergKamal Sanghera + Suki Sanghera
CEO + President, San Group
Steven Dean + Maryse Belanger
Chair and CEO + President and COO, Atlantic Gold Corp.
President and CEO, Enex Energy Corp.
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 program is overseen by EY, which selects judges from among business leaders and past EOY winners. Judges evaluate the nominees based on several factors, including vision, leadership, innovation, financial performance and social responsibility. The Pacific Region overall winner is one of five regional winners who compete for Canada’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year; the Canadian winner advances to an annual competition, held in Monte Carlo, that sees World Entrepreneur Of The Year chosen from among 60 country winners. Details of the nomination process and judging criteria are available at ey.com/ca/EOY. Nominations are accepted year-round.