EY today announced that David Wolfe, Co-founder and CEO of Leesa Sleep, the leading direct-to-consumer online luxury mattress retailer, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Consumer Products category in the Mid-Atlantic region. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Wolfe was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia on June 14, 2018.
“Being named as Mid-Atlantic Entrepreneur of the Year in the consumer products category is an unexpected honor,” said Wolfe. “The recognition reflects the incredible team effort that has propelled Leesa to extraordinary growth in terms of sales and our mission to be a force for good in the world by donating one mattress to a shelter for every ten we sell. To date we have donated almost 30,000 mattresses. Our mission is the driving force behind life at Leesa. Thank you to all involved for selecting Leesa for this important recognition.”
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 32nd year, past honorees have included:
- Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation
- Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
- Jodi Berg of Vitamix
- Robert Unanue of Goya Foods
- Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
- Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
- Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
- James Park of Fitbit
- J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. of Marriott International, Inc.
- Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD, of TESARO, Inc.
As a Mid-Atlantic award winner, Wolfe is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 10, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.