Tien Tzuo was named 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year in the Financial Services category by Ernst & Young. The award recognizes the endeavors of exceptional entrepreneurs demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Tzuo joins a small but elite group of past winners including Marc Benioff (Salesforce), Sergey Brin, Larry Page (Google), Vinod Khosla (Khosla Ventures), Reid Hoffman, Jeff Weiner (LinkedIn), Aneel Bhusri and Dave Duffield (Workday) among others. “I’m honored by this recognition from EY. I share it with all Zuora employees – this is the team that built our company and is really the secret to our success,” he said.
EY receives hundreds of nominations from the Northern California region competition alone as Silicon Valley is arguably one of the world’s epicenters for innovation and entrepreneurship. Mark Heller, Zuora’s VP of Communications who accepted the award on Zuora’s behalf said, “We are honored and proud of our Founder and CEO, Tien Tzuo being recognized by EY. Tien is an exceptional leader whose vision and dedication to Zuora’s success and the success of our customers is unparalleled.”