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2021 40 Under Forty: Jill Duval

Jill Duval is the co-founder and president of The TubieGuard, a medical device company for feeding tubes. Duval developed The TubieGuard in 2014 with her husband, Ryan, as a solution to their own daughter’s feeding tube troubles.

Duval is also the co-owner of Ricker Duval, an agency offering services in marketing, accounting, business consulting and strategy. In four years, Ricker Duval has tripled in size and helped over 60 companies grow and thrive.

Reasons why you deserve to be a 40 Under Forty:

Co-Founded two companies that have been profitable for a total of 11 consecutive years.

Was the recipient of CTNext’s Entrepreneur Innovation Awards Grant for The TubieGuard.

Holds a U.S. patent for The TubieGuard, a medical device for feeding tubes.

What’s been your biggest professional/work accomplishment so far in your career?

Through innovation and determination, I was able to solve my daughter’s feeding tube issues by designing a bracket that would stop the tubes from leaking and disconnecting. The TubieGuard has shipped to more than 13 countries, helping thousands of patients and caregivers.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Outside of work, I’m dreaming up new businesses to start and grow; always with the goal of helping other small businesses and the community thrive.

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