Valerie Freeman

CEO of Imprimis Group

Valerie Freeman is the Founder and CEO of a group of specialized companies whose services include staffing, search, outsourcing, project management and consulting. The companies operate under the brand names Imprimis Group, BravoTech, Freeman+Leonard and ANSERteam and operate all over the U.S. Over the years, the companies have been named to the Inc.500/5000, Dallas 100, WPO Fast 50, and Cougar 100 (Univ. of Houston). Recently Valerie received the 2020 Orbie Leadership Award from the Dallas CIO Association. She has also been named to D CEO’s Dallas 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders for three years. She received the Power 50 women in Dallas by the Texas Diversity Council and in past years has also received the Tech Titans Community Hero Award, Women of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts, Maura Award from the Dallas Women’s Foundation, Athena Award from the Dallas Regional Chamber, and WBE of the Year Award from the Women’s Business Council of the Southwest. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alliance of Technology and Women and was inducted into the Women’s Business Enterprise Hall of Fame. In 2019 she was also awarded the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dallas Business Journal for Women in Technology.

Valerie is also a Founder of the Texas Women Ventures family of funds and serves on the Investment Committee. TWV is an independent, private equity firm that provides growth capital to women-owned and led companies. She is also the Vice-Chair of the Board of Prime Women Media which publishes, an online publication for professional women over the age of 50. PrimeWomen has been named one of the top 100 Best Blogs and Websites for Women and Top 75 Women in Business Blog by Feedspot.

Valerie currently serves on the Board of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce and the Advisory Boards of the Alliance of Technology and Women and the Women’s Business Council of the Southwest. She is past Chair of the Boards of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and the Dallas County Community College District Foundation.

Valerie holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education from the University of Houston where she was honored as a Distinguished Alum.