Stasia Mitchell leads the EY entrepreneurship strategy and EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ programs in more than 50 countries. She has supported the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program for more than a decade by securing entrepreneurs and business leaders for independent panels of judges, finding exceptional entrepreneurs to nominate for the program and guiding them through the experience. Having joined Ernst & Young LLP in 1998 as part of the Transaction Advisory Services practice in San Francisco, she helped startups and middle-market companies achieve their ambitions. She has over 20 years of experience managing and developing account relationships across EY EMEIA and EY Americas in a variety of sectors. Mitchell earned a bachelor’s of science in finance and international management from the University of Pacific’s Eberhardt School of Business.