LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced Therabody co-founders Benjamin Nazarian, CEO, and Dr. Jason Wersland, chief wellness officer, as Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Greater Los Angeles Award winners. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies, recognizing those who are unstoppable entrepreneurial leaders, excelling in talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. Therabody's Nazarian and Wersland were selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was announced during the program's virtual awards gala on July 30th, 2021.
"Dr. Jason and I are thrilled and honored to be named as winners of the prestigious Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Greater Los Angeles Awards," said Therabody CEO Benjamin Nazarian. "As the creators of the percussive therapy device category, Therabody prides itself on continuous growth and innovation. We are delighted to receive this honor among fellow entrepreneurs who have created incredible companies while lifting up their employees and communities."
For 35 years, 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. Nazarian and Wersland will go on to become lifetime members of the esteemed multi-industry community of award winners, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.
"The last year in particular sparked a movement within a lot of people who gained a greater interest in taking care of their own bodies," added Therabody founder and Chief Wellness Officer Dr. Jason Wersland. "Even before the pandemic, our goal was to give everybody access to the same solution that helped me alleviate the debilitating pain from my motorcycle accident. Now, we are seeing a tremendous increase in the number of people who are willing to listen and are ready to take control of their wellness. We are so grateful to be recognized by a program that encourages entrepreneurs like us to bring their visions to life."
As Greater Los Angeles award winners, Nazarian and Wersland are now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation's most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has honored the inspirational leadership of entrepreneurs such as:
Brian Niccol of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.
Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
Saeju Jeong of Noom
Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC
Joe DeSimone of Carbon, Inc.
Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of
Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation
Jodi Berg of Vitamix
James Park of Fitbit
Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
Daymond John of FUBU
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation. In Greater Los Angeles, sponsors also include Premium sponsors: Marsh and Tangram; Supporting sponsors: Avitas Wealth Management, Cresa, Donnelly Financial Solutions, and Olmstead Williams Communications.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year® Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world's most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy
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About Therabody Therabody is the global innovator in tech wellness and the creator of the Theragun®, the world's first handheld percussive massage therapy device. Therabody's mission is to empower professionals and consumers to care for the human body with cutting-edge wellness technologies. Therabody's ecosystem of smart, industry-leading devices and solutions empower people to take care of themselves naturally, and are trusted by professional athletes, sports teams, celebrities, elite trainers, and medical practitioners in more than 60 countries. Therabody's clinical modalities include percussive massage therapy (Theragun), vibration therapy (Wave series), pneumatic compression technology (RecoveryAir), electrical stimulation (PowerDot), and botanical therapy using USDA Certified Organic CBD (TheraOne), and its devices seamlessly integrate with the Therabody App for a more personalized experience. The company also developed Therabody University, its education division that offers in-depth education on effectively integrating Therabody's solutions into training and recovery routines, and leverages cutting-edge research around whole-body wellness. For more information, visit www.therabody.com, download the Therabody App or follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.