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Copperleaf CEO Judi Hess Named an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 Pacific Winner

Vancouver, BC, July 16, 2021—Copperleaf®, a global leader in decision analytics solutions, announces that Judi Hess, CEO, has been named an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 award winner in the Pacific region. Established in 1994, this program celebrates the unstoppable entrepreneurs whose unbounded ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world.

With over 35 years of experience leading product development, sales and marketing, people, and strategy for software companies worldwide, Judi is a renowned product visionary and proven leader. Under her leadership, Copperleaf has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, winner of Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures, and winner of Tech Culture of the Year. Prior to Copperleaf, Judi was the president of Creo Inc., a position she held until Creo was acquired by Eastman Kodak for just under $1 Billion USD in 2005. She is the YWCA’s 2021 Women of Distinction Awards Event Chair and was recently named 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 six criteria categories: entrepreneurial spirit, value creation, strategic direction, national and global impact, innovation, and purpose-driven leadership.

“Despite the ongoing shutdowns across BC—and the rest of the world—causing knock-on disruption to operations and supply chains, these companies have managed to push challenges to the sideline and respond with resilience and agility,” says Lui Petrollini, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Program Director. “It’s been incredible to see so many entrepreneurs not only meet the bar for growth — but rise above it while supporting their local and national communities along the way.”

“Having an entrepreneurial spirit, creating value, and driving innovation are goals that we strive for at Copperleaf, and I am proud to have been recognized as a leader by EY,” said Judi Hess, Copperleaf CEO. “I share this honour with all of Copperleaf’s employees across the world who have propelled our company into a global leader of decision analytics solutions and help us every day in transforming how the world sees value.”

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November during a virtual awards gala. To view a list of the winners and to learn more about the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program, please visit

About Copperleaf
Copperleaf 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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