San Diego, June 30, 2015 – Vistage Worldwide, a global organization that assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, senior executives and business owners, is proud to announce that three Vistage members have been selected as winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 San Diego awards.
Member Mary Ann McGarry, CEO of Guild Mortgage, was selected as the winner in the Financial Services category. Robert Hayes, CEO and Founder, and Peter Botz, General Counsel of Triton Management Services & Two Jinn, received the award in the Business Re-imagined category.
In addition to the two winning companies, members Mike Kesler, COO of Kleinfelder, and Lorne Polger, Co-founder of Pathfinder Partners, LLC, were selected as finalists for the awards. Member Robert Moberg, CEO of ChiroTouch, was also selected as a semifinalist.
“We are proud to have so many member companies representing a variety of industries nominated for the Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young,” said Lesley Sarkesian, Regional Executive for Vistage’s pacific region. “We would like to congratulate all of the nominees and thank them for their contributions to Vistage and the San Diego business community.”
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Each spring, the business community comes together to celebrate regional semifinalists, finalists and winners. These honorees not only create and build market-leading businesses, but also help take the standard of excellence to new heights, transform the face of industry, create jobs and contribute to the vibrancy of communities. The winning companies were selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala on June 18, 2015.
About Vistage Worldwide, Inc. Vistage Worldwide is an organization designed exclusively for high-integrity CEOs and executive leaders who are looking to drive better decisions and better results for their companies. Our members -- 21,000 strong in more than 20 countries -- gather in trusted, confidential peer advisory groups where they tackle their toughest challenges and biggest opportunities. Leveraging the Vistage platform, our members have demonstrated the ability to refine their instincts, improve their judgment, expand their perspectives and optimize decision making. CEOs who joined Vistage grew their companies at three times the rate of the average U.S. company, according to a 2015 analysis of Dun & Bradstreet data. Learn more at vistage.com.
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