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Brian Williams, Co-founder and CEO of OneSource Virtual, Named 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year™ Emerging Category Winner

Brian Williams, co-founder and CEO for OneSource Virtual (OneSource), was named a 2014 EY 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 recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas 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.”

Now in its 28th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2013 winner Hamid Moghadam, CEO and Chairman of Prologis.

Williams leads a team of more than 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.

As a Southwest Region award winner, Williams is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 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 annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

For additional information about OneSource Virtual’s offerings and services, please visit www.onesourcevirtual.com.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.

About OneSource Virtual

OneSource Virtual is the leading Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) provider servicing more than 30 percent of Workday’s entire customer base. Built on customer loyalty and satisfaction, OneSource’s unique “Cloudsourcing” model delivers an innovative and truly cloud-based alternative to traditional outsourcing. By offering services for payroll management, garnishments, payroll tax, benefits administration, and COBRA directly within the Workday application their customers gain greater data accuracy and better analytics without sacrificing efficiency. With proven implementation tools and their experienced Workday Deployment team, OneSource provides enterprises of all sizes with Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions. Founded in 2003, the company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has more than 400 professionals focused on developing the highest quality solutions and services on the Workday technology. In 2014, OneSource was ranked #23 on Forbes’ list of America’s Most Promising Companies; ranked #29 on Inc. 500’s list of 2013’s Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America; and recognized for the last two years as one of the top two Fastest Growing Technology Companies in North Texas by the Tech Titans. For more information on OneSource’s extensive list of services for people management go to www.onesourcevirtual.com.

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.

About EY’s Strategic Growth Markets practice

EY’s Strategic Growth Markets (SGM) practices guide leading high-growth companies. Our multidisciplinary teams of elite professionals provide perspective and advice to help our clients accelerate market leadership. SGM delivers assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services to thousands of companies spanning all industries. EY is the undisputed leader in taking companies public, advising key government agencies on the issues impacting high-growth companies and convening the experts who shape the business climate. For more information, please visit us at ey.com/us/strategicgrowthmarkets, or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

About EY

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