EY Announces Thomas Colaiezzi of LifeBrand as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Greater Philadelphia Award Finalist

June 7, 2021

WEST CHESTER, PA – Ernst &  Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Thomas (TJ) Colaiezzi, President and  Chief Executive Officer of LifeBrand, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Greater  Philadelphia Award finalist. Now  in its 35th year,  the Entrepreneur  Of The Year program honors unstoppable business leaders whose ambition, ingenuity  and courage in the face of adversity help catapult us from the now to next  and beyond.

Colaiezzi was selected by a panel of  independent judges. Award winners will be announced during a special virtual  celebration on July 27, 2021 and will become lifetime members of an esteemed  community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world.

“It’s such an honor to be named a finalist  for Entrepreneur Of The Year®, the world’s most prestigious business award  for entrepreneurs,” said Colaiezzi. “This achievement is both a testament to  the value of LifeBrand’s innovative social media scanning solutions and also  recognition to the talented and dedicated individuals who have worked tirelessly  to bring our company and products from concept to reality.”  

Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for  entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are  evaluated based on six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent  management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and  building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future  plans. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders  in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.

“I am so pleased to  be recognized alongside such a talented and inspiring group of business  leaders and congratulate my fellow finalists,” said Colaiezzi. “I look  forward to celebrating our achievements together and to our future collective  success.”

Regional award winners are eligible for  consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to 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 National Overall Award winner will  then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in  June 2022.


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 Philadelphia, sponsors also include PNC Bank, DFIN, SolomonEdwards Group,  Ballard Spahr LLP, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Murray Devine & Company and Pepper Troutman LLP. 

About LifeBrand 

LifeBrand believes  in the value of a strong personal brand on social media. With a mission to be  the world leader in Social Media Health Check and Risk Mitigation Technology,  LifeBrand has and will continue to develop the most advanced technology to  detect and remove potentially harmful content from users’ social media pages  with secure AI-powered solutions for both individuals and businesses. With  their patent-pending FCRA and EEOC compliant technology, they have built a  safer, more compliant way to perform social media health checks and risk  mitigation to protect the privacy and rights of employees and employers, and  also provide a secure way for individuals to scan and analyze their social  media accounts from the point of inception with a simple click.

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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