Tejada and Solomon join ranks of mold-breaking entrepreneurs to receive prestigious award
SAN FRANCISCO – June 13, 2018 – EY today announced that PagerDuty CEO Jennifer Tejada and CTO and Co-founder Alex Solomon have been named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 in the Infrastructure & Operations 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. Tejada and Solomon were 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.
“Joining PagerDuty two years ago was one of the best decisions of my career,” said Tejada. “Alex and I have developed a true partnership anchored in humility and a desire to inspire each other, and we are both better leaders for it. More importantly, we’re both truly grateful to work with the hundreds of PagerDuty employees throughout the world who help those on the operations frontlines overcome digital disruption every day.”
After Solomon led PagerDuty for seven years, Tejada joined as CEO in 2016 and helped the company evolve its offering into an enterprise-grade digital operations management platform that humanizes operations in the always-on digital economy. More than 10,000 customers use PagerDuty today.
Tejada and Solomon have helped cultivate a diverse, inclusive and equitable culture and work environment at PagerDuty. Under their guidance, the company promotes diverse hiring practices, continues to balance engineering management demographics between males and females, and recently closed its gender pay equity gap on a job-title-for-job-title basis. The company has a 4.6/5 rating on Glassdoor, which earned it a spot on Battery Ventures/Glassdoor’s list of the 50 Highest-Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies To Work For. It was also named one of Inc.’s Best Workplaces 2018.
“This has been a humbling experience for me as I could never have predicted something like this when I started PagerDuty nine years ago,” said Solomon. “When I was preparing to transition out of the CEO role two years ago, I wanted to find the right partner that could lead this company into its next stage of growth. Jennifer has helped PagerDuty realize our vision to bring DevOps culture to both small and large enterprises while ensuring our community-oriented culture has been preserved as we’ve scaled. Jennifer and I are honored to be recognized among other remarkable leaders and we share this recognition with the greater PagerDuty team.”
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 of Starbucks Corporation and Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn.
As Northern California award winners, Tejada and Solomon are 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.
Click here to view the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 winners in Northern California.
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.
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