Finalists Announced for Seattle and Portland Entrepreneur of the Year

Ernst & Young LLP today announced the finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Award in the Pacific Northwest. The awards program recognizes high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. These finalists were selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be revealed at a special gala event on June 7, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.

The finalists are:

  • Brandon Dawson, Audigy Group, LLC, Vancouver, Washington
  • Craig Bramscher, Brammo, Inc., Ashland, Oregon
  • Jim Weber, Brooks Sports, Inc., Bothell, Washington
  • Gary Fish, Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Oregon
  • Chris Barrow, EagleView Technologies, Bothell, Washington
  • Steve Larson, Eid Passport, Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Sam Blackman, Elemental Technologies, Portland, Oregon
  • Dara Khosrowshahi, Expedia, Inc., Bellevue, Washington
  • Mark Mason, HomeStreet, Inc., Seattle, Washington
  • Greg Pierson, iovation, Portland, Oregon
  • Tom Alberg, Paul Goodrich, Gerald Grinstein, William Ruckelshaus, Madrona Venture Group, Seattle, Washington
  • Kyle Stavig, Myers Container, Portland, Oregon
  • Beau Fessenden, Natural Molecular Testing Corp., Renton, Washington
  • Greg Seibly, Sterling Bank, Spokane, Washington
  • Kurt Dammeier, Sugar Mountain, Seattle, Washington
  • Kevin Klock, TalkingRain, Preston, Washington
  • Darryl Rawlings, Trupanion, Seattle, Washington
  • Spencer Rascoff, Zillow, Inc., Seattle, Washington

Collectively, these finalists grew their company’s employment by 39% and their revenues by 44% between 2010 and 2012. Now in its 27th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded globally to recognize company builders in over 140 cities and in more than 50 countries throughout the world.

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