Congratulations to Therabody co-founders Benjamin Nazarian, CEO, and Dr. Jason Wersland, chief wellness officer, both of whom have been recognized as Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Greater Los Angeles Award winners. We’re thrilled to receive such a prestigious honor from EY and to be recognized alongside other industry visionaries.
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 leaders. The judges look at several factors, including excelling in talent management, degree of difficulty, financial performance, societal impact, originality, innovation, and future plans.
Therabody prides itself on its continuous innovation, which has lent a significant hand to the business’s exponential growth. Built on Dr. Jason Wersland’s initial idea for Theragun in 2008 and amplified by Benjamin Nazarian’s business expertise and vision, pure grit, and determination, the two created a category-defining product and built it into a global wellness company. With this achievement, Therabody joins the ranks of entrepreneurs honored by EY for their inspirational leadership, such as:
- Saeju Jeong of Noom
- Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation
- Jodi Berg of Vitamix
- Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
- Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
- James Park of FitbitDaymond John of FUBU
As Greater Los Angeles award winners, Benjamin Nazarian and Dr. Jason Wersland not only join an esteemed multi-industry community as lifetime members, but also 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.
“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."
— Dr. Jason
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