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June 12, 2023

Arturo Elizondo: An EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Winner

DALY CITY, CA, June 12, 2023 --Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Arturo Elizondo, co-founder and CEO of The EVERY Co. (EVERY), was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Bay Area Award winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. Elizondo was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders. The candidates were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

For nearly four decades, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ambition, courage and ingenuity have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. “Every year, we are completely blown away by the accomplishments of our Entrepreneur Of The Year Regional Award winners, and 2023 is no different,” said AJ Jordan, EY Americas Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director. “They are change-makers and champions of business and community, and we are so proud to be honoring them. We can’t wait to see how these leaders will continue to improve lives and disrupt industries.”

US executives whose inspirational leadership has been recognized since 1986 include:

  • Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
  • Daymond John of FUBU 
  • Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani, Inc.
  • Holly Thaggard and Amanda Baldwin of Supergoop!
  • Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company
  • James Park of Fitbit
  • Jodi Berg of Vitamix
  • Joe DeSimone of Carbon, Inc.
  • Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC
  • Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn Corporation
  • Sheila Mikhail of AskBio

As a Bay Area award winner and together with other regional winners, Elizondo will be considered for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 National Awards, held in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in June 2024.

In addition to his recognition as an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Bay Area Award winner, Elizondo has been named one of “America’s 50 Greatest Disruptors” by Newsweek, Forbes’ “30 Under 30,” San Francisco Business Times “40 Under 40,” “Ten Innovators to Watch” by Smithsonian Magazine, “2019 Person of the Year” by the National Hispanic Institute, and “10 Latinos Who Inspire the United States” by BBC World News.

This latest accolade for Elizondo comes during a busy time at EVERY, as the company scales up production of its animal-free proteins made with precision fermentation. Recent EVERY milestones include a Joint Development Agreement with Alpha Foods to improve the taste and texture of alternative meat, notable executive hires Nair Flores and Scott Hine, and backing by Anne Hathaway.


The EVERY Co. (formerly Clara Foods) exists to accelerate the world’s transition to animal-free protein. Based in Daly City, EVERY® combines industry-leading expertise in food technology and flavor to enable the foods of tomorrow, today, for the world’s global food and beverage industries.

Led by Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Arturo Elizondo, EVERY uses precision fermentation to brew nature-equivalent animal proteins that taste and function like the originals, while using significantly less land, water and greenhouse gas emissions than comparable conventional animal proteins.1 The company’s portfolio includes the world’s first animal-free ‘nearly invisible’ proteins—EVERY Protein and EVERY EggWhite—with more innovations to come.

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EVERY is a registered trademark of The EVERY Company.

1 Source: Slara Foods Life Cycle Analysis for Dried Egg White Substitute Product. Life Cycle Associates report LCA.6168.212.2020. Unnasch, S. and L. Buchan. 2020.


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Courtney Cochran

The EVERY Company