Valerie Freeman is the founder and CEO of Texas based Imprimis Group (Imprimis Staffing, Freeman+Leonard, BravoTech, and Human Capital Solutions), leading suppliers of staffing, recruiting, human resources and outsourcing services. She has built one of the largest independently owned staffing companies in Texas. Valerie was recently awarded “Outstanding Business Leader” by Northwood University. She was also inducted into the Women’s Business Enterprise Hall of Fame for her many years of business success and contribution to the WBE community. Imprimis was named Women’s Business Enterprise of the Year by the Women’s Business Council of the Southwest and Valerie received the Athena Award from the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce and the “Real Girls, Real Women” Award from the Girl Scouts of NE Texas. She was also honored as one of the 25 most influential women in business by the Dallas Business Journal and is a past recipient of the National Association of Women Business Owners “National Business Owner of the Year”, Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year”, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s “Business Star” and Sterling Bank’s Inspiring Women Award. Valerie holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Houston where she was honored as a Distinguished Alum.