June 10, 2016
LOUISVILLE, KY — EY announced that Purna Veer, Founder of V-Soft Consulting Group, Inc., an IT staffing and solutions firm based out of Louisville KY, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Award in the Technology Solutions category in Ohio Valley. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the EY Entrepreneur of The Year Award program. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Purna Veer was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Hyatt Regency in Cincinnati on June 9.
“If my mother were alive today, she would be proud that a rice farmer’s son from a little village in India could make a difference in the world. When I started V-Soft, my only goal was to improve the world around me. Today–close to twenty years later–that goal remains the same … Thank you very much.” -Purna Veer
As an Ohio Valley award winner, Mr. Veer is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of highgrowth, market-leading companies. The US Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco, June 2017.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.
About V-Soft Consulting
V-Soft Consulting is a leading business & information technology consulting firm headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. V-Soft brings compelling value to North American IT professionals and the companies that require their services since 1997. More about V-Soft: www.vsoftconsulting.com
Michael Ross, Director of Marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org, direct (502) 242-1670
Caitlin Soard, Marketing Assistant, email@example.com, direct (502) 242-1667