HOUSTON, August 6, 2021 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Velentium Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dan Purvis, and President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Tim Carroll, were named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Gulf Coast Area Award winners. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognizes those who are unstoppable entrepreneurial leaders, excelling in talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. Dan and Tim were selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was announced during the program’s virtual awards gala on August 4, 2021.
“At the outset, we codified our culture in a simple set of ideals: our passion, ‘Changing Lives for a Better World,’ and our three values, ‘Honorable, Results++, and Humble Charisma,’” said Dan, CEO of Velentium. “We’ve seen our corporate identity grow out of these shared ideals and are thrilled to see our work culminate with this honor bestowed upon our team by a distinguished panel of judges.”
“We dedicate this award to the highly talented, highly principled individuals who ensure that we keep our promise to our customers,” said Tim, COO of Velentium. “The company’s foundational elements were chosen intentionally by our leadership team when we founded the organization in 2012 and convey our high expectations to both customers and employees alike.”
For 35 years, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ambition, courage and ingenuity have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Dan and Tim will go on to become lifetime members of the esteemed multi-industry community of award winners, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.
As a Gulf Coast Area award winner, Dan and Tim are now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will 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 program has honored the inspirational leadership of entrepreneurs such as:
• Brian Niccol of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.
• Saeju Jeong of Noom
• Joe DeSimone of Carbon, Inc.
• Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation
• Jodi Berg of Vitamix
• Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
• Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
• Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC
• Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
• James Park of Fitbit
• Daymond John of Fubu
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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Headquartered in Houston, Texas with operations globally, Velentium is a professional engineering firm that specializes in the design and manufacturing of therapeutic and diagnostic active medical devices for Fortune 500 companies and startups. The company offers world-class expertise in software, usability, cybersecurity, electrical and mechanical development for medical equipment. Velentium transforms IP into safe and secure products that will support healthcare professionals, patients and communities, and ultimately, change lives for a better world. For more information, visit www.velentium.com.
Linda Madden, Pierpont Communications for Velentium, firstname.lastname@example.org, 713-627-2223