Falls, Church, September 14, 2020 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Ozzy Jiménez, CEO of Driven, Inc. was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Mid-Atlantic 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. Ozzy was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges.
Award winners will be announced through a special virtual event in early October and will join a lifelong 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.
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.
As CEO, Ozzy oversees the development and direction of Driven’s business strategy and corporate vision. His open-door policy fosters ideation and he holds many meetings with staff to stay connected to his teams. In addition, he coordinates the planning and direction of all organizational targets and standards for performance, quality, corporate culture, and legislative adherence. Ozzy’s simple strategy for continued development at Driven comes from listening to client needs and feedback. “We work for everybody,” he says. “Our job is to pull the company in the direction of our clients’ needs.” That conviction is at the heart of how his teams work and respond to the industry and future challenges. “We live in a cyber world, where clients are creating information and these documents are fingerprints of intentions, results and actions.” Driven will continue to evolve and respond to a changing global market, and emerging technologies.
Under Ozzy’s leadership, the company has achieved record-setting revenue growth every year and offers clients a cadre of experts in data management, litigation readiness, and eDiscovery. Ozzy has provided a strong, creative, and flexible vision, helping the organization continually increase market share while broadening product lines and service offerings.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards to be announced in November during a virtual awards gala. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021.
Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners become lifetime members of a global, multi-industry community of entrepreneurs, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of program alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.
About Driven, Inc.
Driven is a global eDiscovery consulting firm that offers its clients support and technology across the range of eDiscovery services. Driven has established a level of excellence for its clients in three separate yet interconnected disciplines: services sophistication, consulting expertise, and software engineering. With decades of experience in all stages of the corporate data lifecycle, from pre-matter consulting through legal hold, trial, and ultimate disposition of data, Driven is uniquely positioned to minimize risk while delivering unparalleled efficiency before, during and after legal, regulatory and compliance proceedings. More information is available about Driven here.
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. ey.com/us/eoy