Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Strategy Consulting Firm Knowledge Infusion Named to Inc. Magazine List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America

Knowledge Infusion, a leading provider of strategic advisory and consulting services focused on HR, talent management, and emerging technology solutions was awarded the #1091 spot on the Inc. 5000, an exclusive list of the fastest growing private companies in America. In addition, Knowledge Infusion is ranked #22 in the the Minneapolis/St. Paul region, and #34 in the HR Industry. The Inc. 5000 represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy--America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Based on year over year revenue growth for the past three years, Knowledge Infusion earns its rank with a growth rate of 285.7%.

Founded in 2005, Knowledge Infusion earned a spot on the Inc. 500/5000 in its first year of eligibility. The company has experienced significant growth by providing Fortune 1000 companies with strategic HR technology consulting and advisory services. While 2009 has been challenging for many, Knowledge Infusion has seen a significant increase in new clients and celebrated its 200th new customer earlier this year. New customers include: Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Emerson Company, Masco, Bechtel, Comverse, County of Santa Barbara, Land O'Lakes, Progressive Insurance, OSI Restaurant Partners, SONIC, Petco, and Telecare, as well as many Fortune 50 ranked manufacturing, retail, and hospitality companies in the world.

"One of the more important measurements that Knowledge Infusion looks at is our continued relationships with existing customers," said Cassie Fireman, Chief Performance Officer of Knowledge Infusion. "Partnerships with existing customers continue to flourish with ongoing engagements at leading organizations including: AAA, Novo Nordisk, The Shaw Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, CDW, and Black & Decker, and Finish Line to name a few."

"When we formed Knowledge Infusion it was for the entire HR and business community who strive to make HR a more strategic function within their organization," said Heidi Spirgi, President and Co-founder of Knowledge Infusion. "The recognition awarded us by Inc. magazine is for the entire community that has been working together with us: customers, vendors, practitioners, and our employees who are working passionately to change the face of HR."

"Of the 27 million registered businesses in the United States, we are extremely proud to be recognized by Inc. and included in this elite group," said Jason Averbook, CEO and Co-founder of Knowledge Infusion. "Our continued goal is to move the entire HR community forward and bring innovation to this industry. With our talented employees and trusting clients, we are meeting that goal and have aggressive plans for the future to continue to change the industry forever. This award is for the entire community and we are proud to share it as such."

Hear Jason Averbook on Wednesday, August 19th at 12 noon ET in a candid interview on The Bill Kutik Radio Show, where he'll discuss what's most on HR practitioners minds these days, and the advice he gives.

About Knowledge Infusion

Knowledge Infusion is a leading provider of strategic advisory and consulting services focused on human resources, talent management, and emerging technology solutions that drive human capital management business value. Formed in 2005, the firm works with over 250 global clients. Services include advising and creating technology strategy and execution plans to tie HR technology to business results. Knowledge Infusion offers an unparalleled source of services for people, process, and technology transformation to maximize the strategic direction HR has on an organization. Knowledge Infusion was named a Top 25 HR Influencer of 2007 by HR World, was recognized by IHRIM with the 2007 Partner Award, and holds the #3 spot on the Minneapolis Business Journal list of fastest growing companies.

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