VERL O. PURDY
Verl O. Purdy’s career as a business leader has spanned more than five decades. A native West Virginian, he earned a BS in Chemical Engineering in 1964 from West Virginia University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
He joined the BASF group in 1969 and played a key role in helping the company in their growth and acquisition strategies. In 1980 he joined Rio Tinto Zinc chemicals treatment company as their North American President and CEO. After the sale of this business, he started Agdata in 1985 and led this agricultural data marketing and analytics company to become the largest in its field. In 1997 he, along with Scott and Steven Purdy, started MedData which became the national leader in insurance eligibility verification services. These businesses were sold in 2009 and 2010.
In 2011 the Purdy family and Jim Yuhas started Cadrillion Capital. This entity has been focused on acquiring and growing companies in the tech enabled healthcare services sector.
Mr. Purdy's commitment to excellence extends beyond his companies, especially in his support of education. He served as Chairman of the Board for the West Virginia University Foundation, Co-Chaired the National Campaign for the University that raised over $1.2 Billion dollars. Each year, a number of High School and College students receive a full College scholarship from the various Purdy Family programs. In 2018, the new Purdy Center for Science and Math opened at Charlotte Country Day School.
Verl O. Purdy