EY Announces Benjamin Nazarian and Dr Jason Wersland of Therabody as 2021 Greater Los Angeles Award Winners

LOS ANGELES, August 9, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) Announced Therabody Co-Founders Benjamin Nazarian, CEO and Dr. Jason wersland, Director of Wellness, as Entrepreneur of the Year® Winners of the Greater Los Angeles Award 2021. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the most prestigious competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high growth companies, recognizing those who are unstoppable business leaders, excelling. in talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a company based on values; and originality, innovation and plans for the future. Therabody’s Nazarian and Wersland were selected by an independent jury, and the award was announced at the program’s virtual gala. July 30, 2021.

“Dr Jason and I are delighted and honored to be named the recipients of the prestigious Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Greater Los Angeles Awards,” said CEO of Therabody Benjamin Nazarian. “As the creator of the percussion therapy device category, Therabody takes pride in its continued growth and innovation. We are thrilled to receive this honor among our fellow entrepreneurs who have created incredible businesses while uplifting their employees and communities.

For 35 years, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ambition, courage and ingenuity have contributed to the success of their businesses, transformed their industries and had a positive impact on their communities. Nazarian and Wersland will become life members of the esteemed multi-sectoral community of recipients, with exclusive and ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of alumni and other members of the ecosystem in over 60 countries. – all supported by the vast EY Resources.

“The past year in particular has sparked a movement in many people who have started to take more interest in taking care of their own bodies,” added Therabody Founder and Director of Wellness Dr. Jason wersland. “Even before the pandemic, our goal was to give everyone access to the same solution that helped me relieve the debilitating pain of my motorcycle accident. Now we are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of people willing to listen. and ready to take control of their well-being We are so grateful to be recognized by a program that encourages entrepreneurs like us to bring their visions to life.

Like Greater Los Angeles Award winners, Nazarian and Wersland are now eligible for the 2021 National Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Winners of several national categories, as well as the winner of the National Global Entrepreneur of the Year Award, will be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum.®, one of the country’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth companies and market leaders.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program honored the inspiring leadership of entrepreneurs such as:


Brian Niccol of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.


Hamdi Ulukaya from Chobani


Saeju Jeong from Noom


Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC


Joe DeSimone of Carbon, Inc.


Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal from


Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation

Arista Networks


Jodi Berg from Vitamix


Fitbit’s James Park


Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner from LinkedIn


Daymond John from FUBU


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur of the Year awards are sponsored nationally 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 the Entrepreneur of the Year®
Entrepreneur of the year® is the world’s most prestigious business rewards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with ideas and experiences that promote growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global rewards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in over 145 cities in over 60 countries. The winners of the overall national ranking compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year â„¢ title. ey.com/us/eoy

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About Therabody
Therabody is the global innovator in technological well-being and the creator of the Theragun®, the world’s first portable percussion massage therapy device. Therabody’s mission is to enable professionals and consumers to take care of the human body with cutting-edge wellness technologies. Therabody’s industry-leading ecosystem of smart devices and solutions empowers people to take care of themselves in a natural way and is trusted by professional athletes, sports teams, celebrities , elite coaches and doctors in over 60 countries. Clinical modalities of Therabody include percussion massage therapy (Theragun), vibration therapy (Wave series), pneumatic compression technology (Recovery air), electrical stimulation (PowerDot) and botanical therapy using USDA certified organic CBD (TheraOne), and its devices integrate seamlessly with Therabody application for a more personalized experience. The company has also developed Therabody University, its education division that provides in-depth training on the effective integration of Therabody’s solutions into training and recovery routines, and leverages cutting-edge research into whole-body wellness. For more information visit www.therabody.com, download the Therabody app or follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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