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Copperleaf CEO Judi Hess Named a National Winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

Vancouver, BC, November 24, 2021—Copperleaf® is pleased to announce that Judi Hess, CEO, has been named a national winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 award. Judi was selected as a Culture Builder and noted for building a cohesive company culture, united in purpose. Established in 1994, this program shines a spotlight on entrepreneurs across Canada that are transforming our world through unbounded innovation, growth, and prosperity.

Judi is a renowned product visionary and proven business leader. In 2021, Judi led Copperleaf through a successful IPO on the Toronto Stock Exchange raising $161M in its strong public debut. She has been awarded the BC CEO Award and recognized as BC Tech Person of the Year and one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.

Judi was selected by an independent panel of judges consisting of previous award winners, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders, based on the following criteria categories: culture, entrepreneurial spirit, value creation, strategic direction, national and global impact, innovation, and purpose-driven leadership.

“Whether in energy, health care, manufacturing or software, this year’s national winners exude what makes Canadians so unique — they’re putting humans at the centre to build products and services that deliver greater quality, safety and sustainability for their stakeholders,” said Paula Smith, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Canada Program Director. “These entrepreneurs are the force that will help us think differently, act boldly and help build Canada back better. We’re thrilled to have their expertise and leadership in the global EY entrepreneur network.”

“I’m honored to share this award with Copperleaf’s global team. Culture determines the success of a company, and we have all worked so hard on creating the right culture to deliver that success,” commented Judi Hess, Copperleaf CEO. “I’m really proud of what Copperleaf has accomplished so far and it’s so exciting to see the future unfold before us as we continue to transform how the world sees value.”

National winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards were announced in a virtual gala on November 23, 2021. To view a full list of the winners and to learn more about the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program, please visit

About Copperleaf
Copperleaf (TSX:CPLF) provides enterprise decision analytics software solutions to companies managing critical infrastructure. We leverage operational and financial data to empower our clients to make investment decisions that deliver the highest business value. What sets us apart is our commitment to providing extraordinary experiences, shaped by people who care deeply, products that deliver exceptional value, and partnerships that stand the test of time. Copperleaf is a patron of The Institute of Asset Management and actively participates in shaping the future of asset management standards, including ISO 55000. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, our solutions are distributed and supported by regional staff and partners worldwide. Together, we are transforming how the world sees value.

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