Austin, TX, May 9, 2018 – EY today announced that Darin Brannan of ClearDATA™ is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Central Texas region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Brannan was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the JW Marriott, in Austin, TX.

ClearDATA CEO, Darin Brannan stated: “Growing up in a family of doctors, I have always been keenly aware of the promise and potential within healthcare, as well as its inherent challenges and gaps. I wanted to use my love of business and entrepreneurialism to bring innovation to healthcare by leveraging emerging technologies and research. Unlike my family who used medicine to improve patient outcomes, I saw an opportunity to use business to make healthcare better, every single day.”

Brannan has built ClearDATA with a healthcare-exclusive focus on providing security and compliance in the managed cloud. This brings healthcare organizations, be they hospitals and doctors or insurance companies, researchers or pharmaceutical companies an opportunity to securely scale and innovate their organizations while maintaining important regulatory compliance frameworks that protect patients’ rights and health.

Now in its 32nd year, the EY program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. “It’s a tremendous honor to be among this group of entrepreneurs selected as finalists, and we each strive to create positive change in our communities and the world,” said Brannan.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. 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 17, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering 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, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation.

About ClearDATA

Healthcare professionals across the globe trust the ClearDATA HITRUST- certified cloud to safeguard their sensitive data and power their critical applications. We offer our customers the most comprehensive Business Associate Agreements (BAA) in the industry, combined with market-leading healthcare-exclusive security and compliance solutions. Our innovative solutions help protect our customers from data privacy risks, improve their data management, and scale their healthcare IT infrastructure, enabling our customers to focus on making healthcare better by improving healthcare delivery.

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 more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

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