Valerie Freeman is co-founder and CEO of Texas-based Imprimis Group, Inc., Freeman+Leonard, ANSERteam and BravoTECH, leading suppliers of staffing, recruiting, human resources and outsourcing services. She has built one of the largest independently owned staffing companies in Texas, serving over 1,000 customers a year. Valerie was recently honored by the Dallas Business Journal as one of the 25 most influential women in business in DFW. Valerie was recently named to the Dallas Power 50 by the Texas Diversity Council, and has also received the Community Hero Award from Tech Titans, the Alliance of Technology & Women Lifetime Achievement Award, Athena Award from the Dallas Regional Chamber and the Women of Distinction Award from Girl Scouts. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Houston, where she has been honored as a Distinguished Alum.