IVCA Member Contributions: American Cancer Society

IVCA Member Contributions: American Cancer Society

January 29, 2008

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - “ SVB Financial Group, which is the parent company of Silicon Valley Bank and the financial partner to technology companies and venture capitalists worldwide, has announced that CEO Ken Wilcox received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 award in the financial services category in Northern California.

According to Ernst & Young, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. Wilcox and SVB were selected by an independent panel of judges. The award was presented at a gala event at the San Jose Fairmont on June 13, 2009.  

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards celebrate their 23rd anniversary in 2009. The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.  

As a Northern California award recipient, Wilcox is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 national program. Award recipients in several national categories as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif. on Nov. 14, 2009.

The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, which is the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur of the Year awards are pleased to have SAP and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as national sponsors. In Northern California, local sponsors include The Big Picture, Scherzer International, Smart Business and The Summit Group.