March 2022 – Ernst & Young LLP  announces Jake Brander was named the Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Southwest Award finalist in 2022.  This is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for leaders and entrepreneurs of fast-growth companies with executives who take risk and think big to succeed.

Jake Brander was chosen by a panel of independent judges from a group of thousands of entrepreneur’s based on entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, in addition to other important contributions and attributes.

As the world’s most prestigious award for entrepreneurs who run game-changing businesses, Entrepreneur Of The Year has been at the forefront of identifying forward thinking business leaders for over 35 years. The program has honored the inspirational leaders and entrepreneurs as Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn Corporation, Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation and Sheila Mikhail of AskBio.

“To be considered as a finalist for the EY award is surreal. We often fly under the radar, and it feels great to be recognized for such a prestigious award. It really demonstrates that the judges were able to see the impact we are making in this world – stated Jake Brander

Regional award winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria in Data Point, California on June 17th, 2022.

The regional winners will qualify to be considered for the National awards in November at the Strategic Growth Forum. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in June 2023.

Jake Brander Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind.

It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In the Pacific Southwest Region, sponsors also include Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC (Premium Sponsor), Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. (Orange County Market Sponsor), Tangram LLC (Orange County Market Sponsor), Cooley, LLP (San Diego Market Sponsor), Keyser, LLC (Arizona Market Sponsor) and DLA, Piper, LLP (Arizona Supporting Sponsor).

Ernst and Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year Awars