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EY Announces Andrew Rubin of Illumio as an Entrepreneur of the Year® 2024 Bay Area Award Finalist

Entrepreneur of the Year celebrates ambitious entrepreneurs who are shaping the future

Sunnyvale, California – May 3, 2024– Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has announced that CEO and Founder, Andrew Rubin of Illumio has been named an Entrepreneur of the Year® 2024 Bay Area Award finalist. Now in its 38th year, Entrepreneur of the Year is the preeminent competitive business award for audacious leaders who disrupt markets, revolutionize sectors and have a transformational impact on lives. Over the past four decades, the program has recognized daring entrepreneurs with big ideas and bold actions that reshape our world.

Andrew Rubin was one of 26 regional entrepreneurs from 24 companies selected as finalists by an independent panel of judges. The candidates were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

“It’s an honor to be named among such an incredible group of entrepreneurs,” said Rubin. “It’s a testament to the world-class business that the entire team at Illumio has worked so hard to build. My goal is to make Illumio a wonderful place to work, while creating best-in-class cybersecurity software to protect our customers. This recognition is validation of the work, passion, dedication and mission that drives every Illumineer globally.”

Andrew founded Illumio in 2013 with a mission to enable every organization to realize a future without high-profile breaches. Under Andrew’s leadership, Illumio has raised $582.5million in venture capital, valued at $2.75 billion in 2021, and now protects more than 20 percent of Fortune 100. Today Illumio leads the Zero Trust Segmentation (ZTS) market with its ZTS platform, providing visibility and segmentation for the data center, endpoint and public cloud assets that power the modern organization.

Entrepreneur Of the Year honors many different types of business leaders for their ingenuity, courage and entrepreneurial spirit. The program celebrates original founders who bootstrapped their business from or who raised outside capital to grow their company; transformational CEOs who infused innovation into an existing organization to catapult its trajectory; and multigenerational family business leaders who reimagined a legacy business model to fortify it for the future.

Regional award winners will be announced on June 14,2024, during a special celebration and will become lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur of the Year alumni from around the world. The winners will then be considered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies.

In addition to Entrepreneur of the Year, EY US supports other entrepreneurs through the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program and the EY Entrepreneurs Access Network to help connect women founders and Black and Hispanic/Latino entrepreneurs, respectively, with the resources, network and access needed to unlock their full potential.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards include presenting sponsors PNC Bank, Cresa, Marsh USA, SAP and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In the Bay Area region, sponsors include DLA Piper, ADP and Big Picture.

About Entrepreneur of the Year®

Founded in 1986, Entrepreneur of the Year® has celebrated more than 11,000 ambitious visionaries who are leading successful, dynamic businesses in the US, and it has since expanded to nearly 80 countries and territories globally.

The US program consists of 17 regional programs whose panels of independent judges select the regional award winners every June. Those winners compete for national recognition at the Strategic Growth Forum® in November where National finalists and award winners are announced. The overall National winner represents the US at the World Entrepreneur of the Year® competition. Visit ey.com/us/eoy.

About EY

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

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