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Jay Chaudhry of Zscaler Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award Winner in Northern California

Jun 11, 2018 8:00 AM EDT

Chaudhry Joins the Ranks of Mold-Breaking Entrepreneurs in the Public Companies in Tech Category

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 11, 2018-- Zscaler, Inc., (NASDAQ: ZS) the leader in cloud security, today announced that CEO Jay Chaudhry received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Public Companies in Tech category in Northern California. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Chaudhry was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Fairmont San Francisco on June 8.

“Friday evening, I sat in a ballroom full of some of the brightest minds in Northern California and was honored to be recognized among them,” said Chaudhry. “When I started Zscaler, I wanted to build a technology that would revolutionize an industry. The Zscaler Cloud Platform is doing just that by enabling secure cloud transformation for enterprises worldwide. I am humbled to be acknowledged by the judges for the Public Companies in Tech category for all that we have accomplished as a company.”

Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 32nd year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:


• Howard Schultz, Starbucks Corporation

• Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.

• Jodi Berg of Vitamix

• Robert Unanue of Goya Foods

• Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn

• Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks


• Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani

• James Park of Fitbit

• J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. of Marriott International, Inc.

• Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD, of TESARO, Inc.


As a Northern California award winner, Chaudhry is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 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 10, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation.

In Northern California, sponsors also include SolomonEdwards and Woodruff Sawyer & Co.

About Zscaler

Zscaler enables the world’s leading organizations to securely transform their networks and applications for a mobile and cloud-first world. Its flagship services, Zscaler Internet Access™ and Zscaler Private Access™, create fast, secure connections between users and applications, regardless of device, location, or network. Zscaler services are 100% cloud delivered and offer the simplicity, enhanced security, and improved user experience that traditional appliances or hybrid solutions are unable to match. Used in more than 185 countries, Zscaler operates a multi-tenanat, distributed cloud security platform that protects thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @zscaler.

Zscaler™, Nanolog™, Zscaler Internet Access™ and Zscaler Private Access™ are registered trademarks of Zscaler, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. 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.

About EY’s Growth Markets Network

EY’s worldwide Growth Markets Network is dedicated to serving the changing needs of high-growth companies. For more than 30 years, we’ve helped many of the world’s most dynamic and ambitious companies grow into market leaders. Whether working with international mid-cap companies or early stage, venture-backed businesses, our professionals draw upon their extensive experience, insight and global resources to help your business succeed. For more information, please visit us at or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

About EY

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