CHICAGO, IL, December 14, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Valarie King-Bailey has been inducted into Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all considered during the selection process.
Ms. King-Bailey presently serves as CEO of OnShore Technology Group Inc., which offers a broad portfolio of compliance-related software and services to support Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V) for life sciences companies. From the beginning of her professional career over 39 years ago, Ms. King-Bailey has reached the pinnacle of success. In 1982, Valarie achieved distinction as the first black female to graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in its 98-year history with a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Valarie was honored as a U.W. College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award recipient in 2008 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 from the College of Engineering. In 1985, she continued her education at Keller Graduate School of Management where she earned an M.B.A. in Information Systems.
Valarie began her engineering career as a Management Associate in the Design and Environmental Engineering department at U.S. Steel. During her tenure, Valarie won accolades from the plant chief engineer for computer programs she wrote that analyzed heat loss throughout the plant saving them $2MM/day. In 1984, she joined Intergraph Corporation where she quickly rose through the ranks to achieve the position as Midwest Director of Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC). She won numerous awards for her efforts and was recognized as the first black female promoted to Director in the Midwest. Ms. King-Bailey transitioned from engineering to technology upon joining Documentum, Inc. in 1997 as the Director of the Process and Power industry. She led the development of Documentum’s first “off-the-shelf” commercial application and won the Significant Contributor award. She continued her career with Abbott Laboratories in Chicago as the Director of Document Management and Quality Systems. Valarie’s efforts at Abbott were rewarded with the Abbott Chairman’s award – the highest honor bestowed on Abbott employees. She saved the company over $40MM in regulatory fine avoidance and operational efficiencies. She won Abbott’s Chairman’s award for an unprecedented two years in a row. After her success at Abbott, Valarie was tapped as Chief Marketing Officer for QUMAS, Ltd in Cork Ireland. In just 4 years, Valarie helped lead QUMAS’ turnover rate from $800,000 to $11MM. For her efforts she received the CEO Excellence Award. In 2004, Valarie founded OnShore Technology Group as a global IV&V company. OnShore and Valarie have received numerous honors over the company’s 18-year history. Most noteworthy, Ms. King-Bailey became the 39th woman of color in the history of the U.S. to receive over $1 million in venture capital. In 2022, Valarie received the highest honor from the Institute of Validation Technology – the Kenneth G. Chapman Award. This award recognizes significant contributions in validation excellence.
Valarie has been married for 36 years to Mr. Vincent M. Bailey, Sr. They have 2 children, Angela and Vincent Jr. where they reside in Chicago.
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