Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carla Villarreal, President and CEO of Transitions in Progress, LLC (TIP) has been recognized by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) as a finalist for the 2018 Vetrepreneur of the Year. The prestigious award is presented annually to one of the nation’s 3 million veteran business owners. 

To be considered for the award, nominees must clearly demonstrate those attributes pivotal to leading a flourishing organization, creating sustained business success and growth, and showing a strong commitment to cultivating veteran entrepreneurship. As a finalist for the 2018 award, Villarreal’s entrepreneurial journey has been featured in the November-December issue of Vetrepreneur®, the official magazine of NaVOBA.

“This is a great honor for me personally. NaVOBA not only recognizes veteran entrepreneurs but enables mentoring between those who are already in industry and those military personnel who are getting ready to enter industry.  I am grateful for this recognition and look forward to helping other veterans succeed in industry.”

Carla Villarreal, retired Navy Captain, created a patented business process (TIP Assessment®) out of a passion to see defense contractors and government customers collaborate productively.  This 360° Voice of the Customer assessment gives a voice to  employees on both sides of the aisle, enabling actionable results without fear of retribution. Relationships are strengthened as problems are uncovered in a non-threatening manner and presented for joint resolution. The process is a turn-key, full-solution service, scalable for evaluating contract performance and relationship dependencies in contracts valued from 30M to 3B. 

About the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)

NaVOBA, founded in 2001 by Navy Veterans Chris Hale, Rich McCormack and Scott Shaw, unites the nation’s more than 3-million businesses owned by military veterans by providing a single voice to advocate for important issues.

About Transitions in Progress, LLC

Transitions in Progress (TIP), LLC was founded in 2007. The patented TIP Assessment® process pinpoints areas for improvement between organizationally dependent entities. As a feed for change management as well as a means to invigorate established relationships, the TIP Assessment® process creates a trusted environment to extract simmering employee and customer pain points. The repeatable process leverages analysis of critical needs data to ensure rapid, targeted problem resolution, infuses bounce to dormant relationships and creates resilient and beneficially dependent interfaces.  Learn more at www.tip-assessment.com

Carla Villarreal, CEO, Transitions in Progress LLC