Ernest & Young has announced the recipients for its Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Pacific Northwest Awards.
The recipients are as follows:
Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation: Chad Robins, president, CEO and co-founder; Harlan Robins, head of innovation and founder
Apollo Video Technology: Rodell Notbohm, CEO
Holland America Group: Stein Kruse, CEO
Impinj: Chris Diorio, CEO and co-founder
Redapt, Inc.: Rick Cantu, CEO and co-founder; David Cantu, COO and co-founder
Ruby Receptionists: Jill Nelson, founder and CEO
Schmidt’s Naturals: Jaime Schmidt, founder, chief product officer; Michael Cammarata, chief global strategy officer
Together, this year’s recipients employ nearly 44,000 people and have added more than 6,900 jobs in the past year alone. They also have an aggregate revenue of more than $8 billion, with a year-over-year growth rate of more than 40 percent.
Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Northwest program director Greg Beams said in a written release that this year’s award recipients “are an incredible group of business leaders” who are continuing to spur unprecedented growth in their region. He said that they encompass innovative thinking, disruptive business models and dynamic leadership.
These leading entrepreneurs were selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award recipients, leading CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders. The recipients received this award as a special gala on June 9, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Bellevue, hosted by Northwest Regional Award Emmy Nominee Kaci Aitchison. The gala, according to a press release, was attended by more than 500 of the Pacific Northwest’s elite business leaders and entrepreneurs.
The award recipients for the National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall, among other categories, will be announced on November 18, 2017, at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California. The recipient of the Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco in June 2018.