Valerie is co-founder of Texas Women Ventures. She is a charter investor in the fund and a member of the Investment Advisory Committee.
Valerie is the founder and CEO of Imprimis Group, Inc., a collection of staffing, search, outsourcing, payrolling and human resource consulting businesses. Valerie has a long and impressive career as an entrepreneur and community leader. She founded Imprimis Group in 1982, and today it is one of the largest independently owned staffing companies in Texas.
Valerie’s past entrepreneurial ventures include serving as an organizer and Director of Resource Bank and Texas Capital Bank. Currently she is a founder and Executive Committee member of ANSERTEAM, LLC, a national staffing company and a winner of the “ 50-fastest Growing Women-Owned Businesses in the U.S.” the past two years.
Valerie has received many awards including the Woman Business Enterprise of the Year from the Women’s Business council of the Southwest, Athena Award from the Dallas Regional Chamber, Outstanding Business Leader Award from Northwood University, Real Girls Real Women Award from Girl Scouts of the Northeast Texas, and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. The Dallas Business Journal named her one of the 25 most influential business women in Dallas in 2008.
Current memberships include Executive Women’s Roundtable, International Women’s Forum, and Leadership Texas Alumni Assn. She is the a past Chair of the Board of the DCCCD Foundation and past Chair of the Board of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. She is currently on the boards of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas Assembly.
Valerie is a Distinguished Alum of the University of Houston where she holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education