Yuan Recognized for Excellence in Innovation, Performance, and Dedication in the Northern California Region
June 11, 2018, San Jose, CA – Zoom Video Communications, Inc. today announced that its founder and CEO, Eric S. Yuan, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year® for the Northern California region in the SaaS category by Ernst & Young (EY). The award was first announced at a gala hosted at the Fairmont San Francisco on June 8th. This is the 32nd year that EY’s independent panel of judges has recognized leaders that make a difference. Past recipients include Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation and Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn.
The nominees were judged on the following criteria: extraordinary innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their business and community. Yuan’s track record demonstrates exemplary achievement in these aspects. Zoom is the most innovative company in the communications industry, disrupting massive legacy players. As for financial performance, Zoom has seen triple-digit YoY user and revenue growth for the past several years. And finally, Yuan is renown as a caring and inspiring leader. Zoom’s workforce of over 1,100 employees on three continents is exceptionally happy, with an overall 4.9/5 star review on Glassdoor, serving happy customers who have given the company the industry-crushing net promoter score of 71.
“I am humbled to receive the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® award. It means so much to me to earn such recognition among so many talented and visionary nominees,” said Yuan. “Zoom is so much more to me than just a business. It is gratifying to have acknowledgement of the significant efforts that my team and I have made to get to where we stand today. My sincere congratulations to the other winners; it is a privilege to be counted among you.”
Yuan was joined in the winner’s circle by his fellow entrepreneurs: Adam Foroughi, Co-Founder & CEO of AppLovin; Beth Cross, CEO of Ariat; Jeff Tangney, CEO of Doximity, Inc.; Raul Vazquez, CEO of Oportun; Alex Solomon, Co-Founder and CTO and Jennifer Tejada, CEO of PagerDuty Inc.; and Jay Chaudhry, Founder and CEO of Zscaler. As a Northern California award winner, Yuan is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 National Awards, to be announced in November 2018. For additional details on the winners, visit ey.com.
Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Founded in 2011, Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done. Zoom Rooms, the leading software-based conference room solution, features video and audio conferencing, wireless content sharing, and integrated calendaring running on off-the-shelf hardware. Zoom Rooms suit any meeting or collaboration space, from small huddle rooms to world-class training centers. Zoom is a private company headquartered in San Jose, CA. Visit zoom.us and follow @zoom_us.
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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.
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