April 24, 2019

Branded Group CEO Michael Kurland & President Jon Thomas Named as Semifinalists for EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year® 2019 Orange County Awards Program

Branded Group Founder and CEO Michael Kurland and President Jon Thomas were both recently named as a semifinalists in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2018 Orange County Awards program. The prestigious award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate outstanding success in areas such as financial performance, innovation and commitment to their businesses and communities.

“It is a privilege for Jon and I to be among the semifinalists for this award, which highlights entrepreneurship and celebrates those who give back while moving their business forward,” Kurland said. “We launched Branded Group with the sincere desire to be better – better to our team, customers, partners, and community. This distinction is not ours alone, it honors those who help us to be better everyday.”

EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year® is the only competitive awards program in the world for entrepreneurs and leaders of high growth companies. The program takes place in more than 145 cities in 60 countries around the world. The award has previously been given to well-known entrepreneurs like Howard Shultz of Starbucks Coffee Company and John Mackey of Whole Foods Market, recognizing those who have inspired others with their vision, leadership, and achievement.

The Orange County award winners will be announced at a black tie gala held on June 18 at the Monarch Beach Resort. KTTV Fox 11 anchor Christine Devine will host the event. Regional award winners are then eligible for the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards.

For more information about Branded Group, contact Michael Kurland at mkurland@branded-group.com.

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