Friday, August 21, 2009

Centerstance is Recognized by Inc.com for Second Consecutive Year as One of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America

Inc. ranked Centerstance #20 in Oregon and #1177 nationally on its annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. The list is the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent-minded entrepreneurs.

As a leading expert in Technology and Business consulting services in the Pacific Northwest, Centerstance provides business strategy and technology consulting to clients in a broad range of industries that are considering, and already using Cloud Computing. Centerstance partners with businesses that require business transformation, are experiencing growth, or require assistance with solution development. In addition to partnering with a well-rounded stable of best-in-class companies such as Amazon Web Services, QlikView, Intacct and Cast Iron, Centerstance has also earned designation of Salesforce.com Premier Consulting Partner; the only one headquartered in the Pacific Northwest.

Centerstance earned its position on the prestigious Inc. list following an aggressive growth surge during the past six years. The company has achieved year over year growth since 2004 with an overall growth percentage of 269.5%. Centerstance was also recently honored by the Portland Business Journal as one of the fastest growing private companies in Oregon. The 70+ employee company has several offices in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington.

"We are pleased to be recognized among the fastest growing companies in the region for the second year in a row," states Arne Kainu, president of Centerstance. "In these challenging economic times businesses are increasingly looking to optimize their core business by leveraging software, platform and infrastructure solutions (Saas, PaaS, IaaS) in 'The Cloud'; instead of maintaining their own 'resource consuming' infrastructure. Our expertise in helping our clients successfully migrate to a Cloud Computing environment has helped us thrive even in this uncertain market."

The 2009 Inc. 5000, unveiled this week on Inc.com, serve as a unique report card on the U.S. economy. Despite the ongoing recession, aggregate revenue among the companies on the list actually increased to $214 billion, up $29 billion from last year, with a median three-year growth rate of 126 percent. The Inc. 5000 are responsible for creating more than 1 million jobs since their founding, making the list perhaps the best example of the impact private, fast-growing companies can have on the economy.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found on Inc.com. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005 and continued growth through to December 31, 2008. Each company must be privately held, for profit, and independent-not a subsidiary or division of another company.

ABOUT CENTERSTANCE

Centerstance is a premier provider of consultation, business technology strategies and project management to businesses confronting business transformation and solution development issues. They are the only Premier Consulting partner for Salesforce.com in the Pacific Northwest and have helped more than 250 companies configure and integrate Salesforce.com to accomplish their business goals. Centerstance specializes in integrating a variety of SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS solutions in the Cloud. Their extensive experience with business process definition and ability to solve technology issues has made them an industry leader since their inception in 2003.

Today, Centerstance's customer base boasts many market leaders based in the Northwest, including Regence BCBS, Russell Financial, PGE, City of Portland, Serena Software, WebMD, Con-way and The Port of Portland. For more information about Centerstance, visit http://www.centerstance.com.

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