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AuditBoard couldn’t be happier that Daniel Kim and Jay Lee have been recognized by EY for their innovation and leadership with an Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Emerging Business Software category in Greater Los Angeles. Check out Daniel Kim’s acceptance speech at the EY EOY awards gala, where he speaks about building a business with his best friend, and read on to learn more!

LOS ANGELES — June 26, 2019 — EY announced that Daniel Kim and Jay Lee, co-founders of AuditBoard, have won the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Emerging Business Software category in Greater Los Angeles. 

As the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Kim, co-founder and CEO, and Lee, co-founder and President, were selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special black-tie awards gala at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on June 20, 2019.

Kim and Lee—former PwC and EY auditors turned CAEs and controllers of Fortune 500 companies—founded AuditBoard to transform how enterprises automate, collaborate, and report on risk, audit, and compliance workflows. Having launched the company in 2014, Kim and Lee have grown AuditBoard to become a leading cloud-based solution for audit management and compliance, with clients ranging from pre-IPO companies to the world’s top Fortune 10 enterprises.

“We are blown away by this recognition of our work, and are deeply honored to receive this award on behalf of the entire team,” said Kim. “From day one at AuditBoard, our vision was to create a fully-integrated tool that would revolutionize audit and compliance, and free up auditors for the fulfilling activities that drive organizational value and enable better decision-making.” 

“Being selected for this award by EY, where I started my career, is a true honor,” said Lee. “AuditBoard’s success is a testament to the talented members of the AuditBoard team—many of whom are former auditors themselves—who are dedicated to providing solutions that redefine the everyday work and untapped potential of auditors everywhere.” 

Now in its 33rd year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

As Greater Los Angeles award winners, Kim and Lee are now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 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 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.


About AuditBoard

AuditBoard is the leading cloud-based platform transforming the way enterprises automate, collaborate, and report in real-time on critical risk, audit, and compliance workflows. AuditBoard offers a full suite of easy-to-use audit management and compliance solutions for SOX, controls management, operational audits, and workflow management. AuditBoard’s clients include industry-leading pre-IPO to Fortune 50 companies looking to streamline their accounting and audit functions. For more information: www.auditboard.com.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy

About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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