Brannan joins the ranks of unstoppable entrepreneurs in Central Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (Aug. 25, 2020) — Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Darin Brannan, CEO of ClearDATA, was named an Entrepreneur of the Year® 2020 Central Texas Award finalist. Now in its 34th year, the Entrepreneur of the Year program honors entrepreneurial business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses that transform our world.

Entrepreneur of the Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria, including overcoming adversity, financial performance, societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company, innovation and talent management. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.

Brannan stated, “Over the last decade, innovation and financial health have defined the most successful CEOs. But it’s important to remember during these uncertain times, when we’re making heavy and critical decisions faster than ever before, that every successful CEO is backed by a fierce, talented team of changemakers and professionals. This year, the Entrepreneur of the Year recognition is shared with every member of the ClearDATA team.”

ClearDATA has experienced significant growth under Brannan’s strategic leadership and vision for the company, including the latest financing round of $26 million in 2018 to expand product innovation for cloud computing services, deepen strategic advisory capacity and continue its steep growth trajectory. Today, ClearDATA serves major organizations across all the primary healthcare market segments – providers, payers, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies, as well as healthcare IT organizations – enabling them to focus on the critical mission of improving healthcare.

Award winners will be announced during a virtual gala on October 8, 2020 and will join a community of esteemed Entrepreneur of the Year alumni from around the world. This year, unstoppable entrepreneurs who have provided extraordinary support for their communities, employees and others during the COVID-19 crisis will also be recognized for their courage, resilience and ingenuity.

ClearDATA’s Entrepreneur recognition is added to its addition to the coveted INC 5000 list inclusion earlier this month. This year alone, ClearDATA has been awarded Best Overall Healthcare Cybersecurity Company in 2020 by MedTech Breakthrough and Fast Company’s 2020 World’s Most Innovative Companies in the security category. The company was also honored alongside BehaVR – an organization leveraging VR for real-time patient behavioral health treatment – receiving Microsoft’s 2020 Health Innovation Award for excellence in protecting health information.

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About ClearDATA

Healthcare professionals across the globe trust the ClearDATA HITRUST-certified cloud to safeguard their sensitive data and power their critical applications available across the major public cloud platforms. Healthcare organization customers receive one of the most comprehensive Business Associate Agreements (BAA) in the industry, combined with market-leading healthcare-exclusive security and compliance solutions and multi-cloud expertise. ClearDATA’s innovative platform of solutions and services protects customers from data privacy risks, improves data management and scales their healthcare IT infrastructure, enabling them to focus on improving healthcare delivery, every single day. For more information, visit ClearDATA at

About Entrepreneur of the Year®

Entrepreneur of the Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur of the Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. Winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year™ title.

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