Austin, Texas (May 10, 2017) – EY today announced that Darin Brannan, CEO of ClearDATA, is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in Central Texas. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Brannan is a lifelong tech entrepreneur who founded several successful companies including Verio and, one of the largest data aggregation companies in the world with more than one million customers. In 2011, he co-founded ClearDATA, the leading cloud platform and managed services company in healthcare.

Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 9, 2017 at the JW Marriott Austin.  

“It’s certainly an exciting time to be an entrepreneur, especially in the realm of cloud technology for healthcare,” said Darin Brannan, CEO of ClearDATA. “Society’s profound shift to the internet is touching every aspect of healthcare, as well—and it’s an honor to lead a company that is helping providers fearlessly embrace the online frontier to make unprecedented advances in patient care.”

He added, “I also appreciate the nod from EY. It’s pretty cool to be recognized as a top entrepreneur in a state that’s long been known for its own independent spirit.”

In 2016, ClearDATA ranked 26th on Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur 360™ List, an annual ranking of the best private companies in America, and was ranked the highest in the Austin market where it is headquartered. This followed closely on the heels of ClearDATA being named in the Gartner “Cool Vendors in Healthcare Payers, 2016” report.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition, the culminating event of the nation’s most prestigious business leaders of high-growth, market-leading companies.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In Central Texas, regional sponsors include Broadway Bank, ADP, Bridgepoint Consulting, Aventine Hill Partners, Watkins Insurance Group, Andrews Kurth, Austin Business Journal and San Antonio Business Journal.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program 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 awards program 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 over 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

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