EY announced that Gregory J. Owens, IronPlanet chairman and CEO, is a semifinalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Northern California Region Award. Now celebrating its 31st year, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs in more than 145 cities and 60 countries who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Owens was selected as a semifinalist by a panel of independent judges.
Finalists will be announced May 15, and winners will be announced at a black-tie Awards Gala on June 23, with more than 700 founders, CEOs and other business leaders in attendance, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
“By harnessing vast data analytics and spearheading unique technology advancements we have been able to grow an ambitious initial promise into an online platform that brings ever greater efficiency to the heavy equipment industry worldwide,” said Gregory J. Owens, IronPlanet chairman and CEO. “I am honored to make the short list for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year.”
A pioneer in technology innovation and supply chain management, Owens is responsible for the development, refinement and execution of IronPlanet's overall business strategy. In addition to a prior role as managing director at Red Zone Capital, Owens also served as chairman and chief executive officer of Manugistics Group Inc., an international leader in resource planning and supply chain management software.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on Nov. 18, 2017. The awards gala is the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum.
For more information, visit www.ey.com/us/eoy/norcal.