Philadelphia SmartCEO Honored Outside-In® Companies at Awards Ceremony

by wpengine on January 17, 2014 in News


Philadelphia SmartCEO Honored Fast-Growth Companies at its 2014 Future 50 Awards Ceremony, Jan. 16
More than 550 Philadelphia executives joined Philadelphia SmartCEO in celebrating 60 of Greater Philadelphia’s fastest-growing companies.

Philadelphia, PA (Jan. 17, 2014) — Philadelphia SmartCEO honored the 2014 Future 50 award winners at a basketball-themed awards ceremony, which took place on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Drexelbrook. Sixty Greater Philadelphia companies were recognized for their fast-growth based on a three-year average of employee and revenue growth. In all, 55 mid-sized Future 50 companies and five large Blue Chip companies were recognized in the program. The 2014 Future 50 winners collectively generate $3.2 billion in annual revenue and employ 10,412 individuals in the Greater Philadelphia area.

The Outside-In® Companies were among the sixty Philadelphia-area companies honored on Thursday evening. Chris Burkhard accepted the award on behalf of CBI Group and Placers. (The award was officially announced before Barton Career Advisors was an Outside-In® Company) See below for a complete list of winners. For more information on the Future 50 winners, visit to view the digital edition of the January 2014 issue.

“The companies we honored this year are growing in spite of the economic hardships we have all been facing. These companies are investing in themselves, investing in their people and rising above the rest. They deserve to be recognized and celebrated because they are moving the economy and the region forward,” says Rick Crane, regional president of SmartCEO. “We are proud to recognize them for their achievements and growth.”

More than 550 executives, friends and family attended the black-tie-optional event to celebrate the winners and their achievements. The evening kicked off with a cocktail hour and high-level networking. A seated dinner and video-packed awards ceremony followed to honor and celebrate the 2014 Future 50 Award Winners.


View photos of our team at the event here.

Chris was featured in the following video, which was among the many videos played during the ceremony.

About SmartCEO
SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, metropolitan areas. Nearly 50,000 offensive-minded, growth-oriented CEOs turn to SmartCEO magazine to find ideas and inspiration to help them grow their businesses. Each issue includes behind-the-scenes looks at local success stories, columns written by key opinion leaders and other resources to help the region’s middle-market CEOs conquer the daily challenges of running a business. SmartCEO magazine is published on a bimonthly basis with editions in four major markets: Baltimore SmartCEO, New York SmartCEO, Philadelphia SmartCEO and Washington SmartCEO.

About the Future 50 Awards

The Future 50 Awards program is the largest and most highly anticipated SmartCEO awards program of the year. This program recognizes 50 fast-growth, mid-sized companies in the region, five large Blue Chip companies and five small Emerging Growth companies. These companies represent the future of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success. The winners, chosen based on a three-year average of employee and revenue growth, are listed alphabetically, not ranked. The winners are profiled in the January/February issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards reception in January.

2014 Philadelphia SmartCEO Future 50 Award Winners

Aavalar Consulting, Inc.
AnnieMac Home Mortgage
Arora Engineers, Inc.
Audience Partners, LLC
Brad’s Raw Foods
Classic Cake
Closets By Design
CoreDial, LLC
The Dagit Group
Data Systems Analysts, Inc.
Fesnak and Associates LLP
Fox Chase Bank
Free For All, Inc.
Friday Architects/Planners, Inc
Gemini Building Systems, LLC
Gibraltar IT, LLC
Global Business Consulting Services, Inc. (GBCS)
H2 Contracting, LLC
Hawkeye Management
Health Advocate, Inc.
Intuitive Company
Javan Engineering, Inc.
Juno Search Partners
Keystone Fire Protection Co.
Magellan Search & Staffing
Meniscus Limited
Outside-In® Companies: CBI Group & Placers
Perryman Building and Construction Services, Inc.
Praxis Data Systems
Providge Consulting, LLC
QuadGen Wireless Solutions, Inc.
Quality Data Services
Renavatio Healthcare Communications
RSI Content Solutions
Saturn Infotech Inc.
Shades of Paper Inc.
SLM – Facility Solutions Nationwide
SofterWare, Inc.
Sovereign Security LLC
Specialized Education Services, Inc.
Stream Companies
Tri-Force Consulting Services, Inc.
Unlimited Technology Inc.
USA Technologies
Blue Chip Winners
AmeriQuest Business Services, Inc.
Aria Health
MedRisk, Inc.
Radian Group Inc.

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