Okay, so we didn’t make the top 10% — the elite 500 — or even the top 30% but we sure beat the heck out of the 1051 companies that came after OptiMA, Inc. on Inc. Magazine’s 2010 list of the top 5000 fasting growing companies in the U.S. and we’re mighty proud to come in at #3,949 on the list.
“I can’t begin to tell you how exciting it is for all of us here at OptiMA to be included on this illustrious list,” said OptiMA President and CEO Christine Klimavich. “This really is a tribute to all of our hard-working and dedicated employees who have served our customers with such a high degree of service that they keep coming back.”
The list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. “The leaders of the companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their business during the longest recession since the Great Depression,” according to Inc. President Bob LaPointe. “The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs.”
This year’s Inc. 500/5000 list measures revenue growth from 2006 through 2009. To qualify, a company had to have been founded and generating revenue by June 30, 2006. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of December 31, 2009.
The minimum revenue required for 2006 was $80,000; the minimum for 2009 was $2 million. Revenue figures given in the company profiles are for calendar year 2009, as are employee counts. Full-time and part-time employees were included in the employee counts; independent contractors were not.
“For more than 30 years, Inc.‘s list has served as evidence of the significant accomplishments of enterprises such as OptiMA, Inc. And, more than ever, this year’s list is a testament to the creativity, resilience, and tenacity of America’s top entrepreneurs,” states Jane Berentson, Editor of Inc. magazine. Over 27 million businesses are registered in the USA and thus eligible for consideration. Previously recognized honorees include such notable alumni as Intuit, Microsoft, Visa, Timberland, Oracle and Jamba Juice.
OptiMA’s Listing on the Inc. 5000 list may be found at: http://www.inc.com/inc5000/profile/optima. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000/2010.