Daniel Kim and Jay Lee recognized as unstoppable entrepreneurs transforming our world in the risk, audit, and compliance software industry.

Los Angeles, California — 21 November 2019 — EY announced that Daniel Kim and Jay Lee of AuditBoard were named national finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Emerging category. Now in its 33rd year, this prestigious award recognizes and celebrates unstoppable entrepreneurs who redefine the way we live, work, and play. Kim and Lee were named finalists by an independent panel of judges, and the recognition was announced at the Strategic Growth Forum® in Palm Springs on November 16. 

AuditBoard was founded in 2014 when former PwC and EY auditors Kim and Lee created the first cloud-based platform purpose-built to help auditors streamline their SOX, audit, and compliance programs. AuditBoard’s intense focus on incorporating client feedback to design an integrated, user-friendly audit solution has driven rapid growth, including a recent ranking as the third fastest-growing company in North America on the 2019 Technology Fast 500™. Today, the platform is transforming how companies around the world — from pre-IPO businesses to corporations at the top of the Fortune list — automate, collaborate, and report on risk. 

“AuditBoard started out as an ambitious dream to free auditors from burdensome manual tasks so they could apply their intellect and innovation to the challenging activities that add value to the business,” said Lee. “As an EY alumnus, it means a lot to be recognized by the EY community for transforming how auditors do their work and empowering audit departments to take a leadership role in their organizations.”

EY has celebrated entrepreneurial excellence by honoring those innovators and prominent leaders who have contributed and inspired others with their vision, leadership and achievement since 1986. These leaders are driven by their desire to better the world around them and stop at nothing to achieve their greatest ambitions. In 2019, the 233 award winners represented 191 entrepreneurial companies, employing more than 146,000 people with a job growth of 28 percent. They generated revenue of more than 42 billion, with revenue growth increasing more than 46 percent. 

The program has continually recognized high-caliber business leaders, including Brad Keywell of Uptake Technologies in 2018. Past US winners have included Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley, TESARO, Inc, Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Robert Unanue of Goya Foods, Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani, and Jayshree Ullal and Andy Bechtolsheim of Arista Networks.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year Award program has proven its ability to pick out particular traits within a company that will then catapult it to join the ranks of some of the world’s most successful and thriving businesses. These winners have shown what it takes to build and, more importantly, sustain a thriving enterprise. 

AuditBoard was originally selected as a regional Entrepreneur Of The Year winner in the Emerging category from the Greater Los Angeles region. It was selected as one of 44 national finalists from over 1,300 applicants nationwide. 

About AuditBoard

Designed for auditors by auditors, AuditBoard is the leading cloud-based platform transforming how enterprises automate, collaborate, and report on risk. Its integrated suite of easy-to-use audit and compliance solutions streamlines SOX, controls management, internal audits, and workflow management. AuditBoard’s clients range from industry-leading pre-IPO to Fortune 50 companies looking to manage their audit functions with the industry’s most intuitive, user-friendly platform. AuditBoard was recently ranked as the third fastest-growing technology company in North America by Deloitte. For more information: www.auditboard.com.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year

Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award 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 award 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.

About EY

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