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Bart Valdez — CEO of the Year 2022 Finalist

Colorado is full of devoted entrepreneurs, business leaders and tech-savvy visionaries who are constantly taking the business world to new heights. It’s no secret that here, at ColoradoBiz, we love the Colorado business community. That’s why, every year, we spotlight the most impressive CEOs throughout our Centennial state and give credit where credit is due — to the forward-thinking minds constantly chasing the next great idea and upholding their business practices to the most purposeful ideals. We’re proud to introduce our finalists for CoBiz’s prestigious 2022 CEO of the Year award.

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Bart Valdez 
CEO, Ingenovis Health
Greenwood Village 

Bart Valdez is the visionary behind Ingenovis Health – parent company to healthcare staffing industry leaders such as Fastaff Travel Nursing, U.S. Nursing Corp. and Trustaff. Ingenovis was formed with the intention of bringing the best industry players together. Valdez’s strategy included merging five separate business units into one full-service business that doubled the operating margin in 12 months. 

Valdez, a Navy veteran, initially assumed the role of CEO for Fastaff and U.S. Nursing in 2019, overseeing unprecedented revenue acceleration and implementing strategic measures for long-term growth. In mid-2021, Valdez, 59, was named CEO for the newly formed Ingenovis Health, a healthcare talent platform formed by the acquisitions of Fastaff, U.S. Nursing, Trustaff, CardioSolution, and

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Valdez led Fastaff and U.S. Nursing through swift operational initiatives and investments that enabled the companies to fulfill an unprecedented surge in demand for experienced nurses in more than 400 facilities across 45 states.