Jay Chaudhry of Zscaler Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Award Winner in Northern California
Chaudhry Joins the Ranks of Mold-Breaking Entrepreneurs in the Public Companies in Tech Category
San Jose, California, June 11, 2018
Zscaler, Inc., the leader in cloud security, today announced that CEO Jay Chaudhry received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Public Companies in Tech category in Northern California. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Chaudhry was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Fairmont San Francisco on June 8.
“Friday evening, I sat in a ballroom full of some of the brightest minds in Northern California and was honored to be recognized among them,” said Chaudhry. “When I started Zscaler, I wanted to build a technology that would revolutionize an industry. The Zscaler Cloud Platform is doing just that by enabling secure cloud transformation for enterprises worldwide. I am humbled to be acknowledged by the judges for the Public Companies in Tech category for all that we have accomplished as a company.”
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 32nd year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:
- Howard Schultz, Starbucks Corporation
- Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
- Jodi Berg of Vitamix
- Robert Unanue of Goya Foods
- Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
- Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
- Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
- James Park of Fitbit
- J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. of Marriott International, Inc.
- Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD, of TESARO, Inc.
As a Northern California award winner, Chaudhry is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 10, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation.
In Northern California, sponsors also include SolomonEdwards and Woodruff Sawyer & Co.