Bellevue, Wash., October 9, 2020 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Henry Albrecht, CEO and founder of Limeade was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Pacific Northwest Region Award winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognizes those entrepreneurial leaders who are excelling in overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. Albrecht was selected by an independent panel of judges. The award was announced through the program’s first-ever virtual awards gala, hosted by Deborah Norville, anchor of Inside Edition, on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
“Being recognized in 2020 is especially meaningful, as we ride the high of our IPO into one of the most challenging business environments global businesses have faced,” said Albrecht. “It’s a good time for the resilience and sense of purpose on which we were founded. I am eternally grateful to everyone who has contributed to the Limeade mission, and to those who continue to fuel our company’s growth today. Special thanks to EY and this year’s judges, and congratulations to the other winners, finalists, dreamers and job creators in the great Pacific Northwest region.”
Since 1986, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and tenacity have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Albrecht will go on to become a lifetime member 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 Entrepreneur Of The Year program has honored the inspirational leadership of entrepreneurs such as:
- Raj Singh, Accolade
- Chad Robins and Harlan Robins, Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation
- David Wasielewski, Din Tai Fung Restaurant
- Jessie Woolley-Wilson, DreamBox Learning
- Brian Mariotti, Funko
- Kyle Stavig, Myers Container
- Madeline Haydon, nutpods
- Ally and Scott Svenson, MOD Pizza
- Matt Oppenheimer, Remitly
- Jill Nelson, Ruby Receptionists
- Werner Nistler, Touchmark
As a Pacific Northwest Region award winner, Albrecht is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced Thursday, November 19, during a virtual awards gala. The awards are the culminating event of this year’s virtual Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation.
In the Pacific Northwest Region, sponsors also include PNC Bank and Woodruff Sawyer.
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. Winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy
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Limeade is an employee experience software company that helps build great places to work. The Limeade platform unifies employee well-being, engagement and inclusion solutions with robust communications capabilities. Recognized for its own award-winning culture, Limeade helps every employee know their company cares. To learn more, visit www.limeade.com.