DALLAS) June 23, 2014 –Brian Williams, co-founder and CEO for OneSource Virtual (OneSource), was named 2014 Entrepreneur Of The Year® at the Southwest Area North 2014 Awards gala held on June 21. His award is in the category of Emerging Growth Company for the southwest region. The award honors high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and exceptional success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Since founding OneSource Virtual in 2008,Williams has increased revenue each year, as well as expanded OneSource’s service offerings outside the U.S. In addition, Williams and OneSource are responsible for introducing the cloudsourcing model, which is changing the way organizations of all sizes leverage technology and business process outsourcing services.
“It is a privilege to receive the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and I want to express my gratitude and thanks to the remarkable OneSource Virtual team for all we have accomplished together,” said Brian Williams, co-founder and CEO for OneSource Virtual. “Three years prior to starting OneSource, I saw there was a gaping hole in the human resources marketplace. Through our partnership with Workday, we have been able to offer our customers a product that gives them the ability to choose the technology solution that meets their strategic needs, while having an outsourcing partner who provides services inside the customer’s own application.”
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® is one of the most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs. The unique award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. Williams is now part of a unique class of winners, which includes Ebby Halliday, Ebby Halliday Inc.; Lee Roy Mitchell, Cinemark USA, Inc.; and Stanford H. Richards, The Richards Group.
Williams leads a team of over 400 Workday Experts, specializing in the deployment and delivery of the Workday platform to medium and large organizations. Other recognitions Williams and OneSource have earned include being named No. 23 on Forbes’ 2014 list of America’s Most Promising Companies. In 2013, the company ranked No. 54 on the same list. Additionally, the company ranked No. 29 on the Inc. 500 in 2013, as well as being ranked the second fastest growing technology company in Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW) by the Metroplex Technology Business Councils’ (MTBC) 2013 Fast Tech list.
Williams will now advance for national judging for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® awards, where he will compete against winners across all U.S. regions.
For additional information about OneSource Virtual’s offerings and services, please visit www.onesourcevirtual.com.
About the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year® Award
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.
OneSource Virtual continues to see year over year,” said Brian Williams, co-founder and CEO for OneSource Virtual. “One of our core values is ‘We are a team’, and I want to congratulate our dedicated staff and loyal partners who helped us achieve this recognition. Together, we have created a solid foundation and we are excited for additional successes and growth in the years to come.”
The 2014 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands Aug. 20 to Nov. 30), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 516 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years.
"What surprises me, even though I know it’s coming, is the sheer variety of the paths our entrepreneurs take to success, thematically reflecting how our economy has evolved,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “This year there are far more social media and far fewer computer hardware businesses than there were, say, six years ago. But what doesn’t change is the fearsome creativity unleashed by American entrepreneurship.”
The 2014 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2013. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.