Global DMS announced that the Philadelphia Business Journal designated its president and CEO, Vladimir Bien-Aime, to the publication’s 2013 annual Minority Business Leaders list. Bien-Aime was among only 23 individuals to earn a spot on this year’s list. The award winners were recognized at a ceremony held on Aug. 8 at the Crystal Tea Room in Center City. Honorees were judged on the following criteria: professional accomplishments, community impact, the nominee’s business model, and their story of personal successes. Those selected had to be of ethnic backgrounds, have high levels of responsibility, and be in leadership roles at their companies. Further, candidates had to make an impact outside of their jobs and be involved with industry associations or community organizations—influential people who are making a difference. “It is a huge honor to be among a select few of the region’s top minority businessmen and women that were named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Minority Business Leaders list,” remarked Bien-Aime. “I feel privileged to receive this highly regarded award and I look forward to continue making positive contributions in everything that I do.” The Philadelphia Business Journal stated that it reviewed many accomplished, worthy candidates and that the decision as to who should be on this year’s was a ‘tough call.’ “We and our judges did a fantastic job of vetting the nominees and picking the winners,” said the magazine. Bien-Aime is regarded a through-and-through entrepreneur who commands professionalism, business ethics and excellence in service. He personifies a minority owned and operated business—Global DMS— where he serves in the capacity of president and CEO. Global DMS is a wildly successful software firm focused on automating complex processes in the mortgage banking industry. Bien-Aime constantly strives to inspire creative freedom and entrepreneurship among his people. As a result, his company is comprised of highly dedicated and passionate staff that thinks out-of-the-box and possesses an entrepreneurial mindset in business and the introduction of new ideas.” Bien-Aime is an active participant in national and regional mortgage banking trade shows, conferences and events. He regularly serves as an expert resource on panel sessions and roundtables, is a frequent thought leader in the media, and has authored many articles on the topics of valuation management software and various mortgage technologies that help move the mortgage industry forward.