Compliance Depot, the Nation's Largest Vendor Compliance Management Company, Named among the Winners of the 2010 Dallas 100TM Entrepreneur Awards

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While entrepreneurs are the engines of growth in the economy, they often go unrecognized. The Dallas 100™ was created to correct this injustice and each year, recognizes the top 100 fastest growing, most dynamic, privately-held companies across the U.S. Compliance Depot's exceptional track record claims a win in this most prestigious of awards.

To be included in the top 100 entrepreneurial companies is just incredible and will go a long way to helping us continue striving for excellence in what we do.

Compliance Depot, LLC, has won one of the 2010 Dallas 100TM Entrepreneur Awards, given to the top 100 fastest growing, privately-held U.S. companies. To qualify, a company must meet a number of criteria based on its legal status, location, sales history, credit report, and character.

"This is a very exciting honor," says Lonnie Derden, President and CEO of Compliance Depot. "To be included in the top 100 entrepreneurial companies is just incredible and will go a long way to helping us continue striving for excellence in what we do.” For over 5 years, Compliance Depot has been a leader in vendor compliance management, vendor screening, and is known as an industry technology innovator. Additionally, company experts also educate businesses on how to interpret and work with vendor compliance laws.

Since its founding more than three decades ago, SMU Cox and the Caruth Institute have garnered local, national, and international recognition. In 2009, Entrepreneur magazine ranked the Caruth Institute #21 among the top 100 entrepreneurship programs in the nation, as ranked by program directors, faculty, and alumni. Major publications—including BusinessWeek, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal—rank SMU Cox among the top business schools in the nation and around the world. The Institute currently offers more than 18 custom-designed courses to give students the skills and knowledge necessary to launch and manage successful entrepreneurial ventures.

Two events will be held in honor of this year’s Dallas 100TM award recipients. On Wednesday, October 13, there will be a reception at the James M. Collins Executive Education Center, Southern Methodist University. Mr. Matt Rthledge, Founder and CEO of will be the featured speaker. On Wednesday, November 17, a formal reception and awards ceremony and dinner will be held at the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center. The top ten companies will receive special recognition, and the number one fastest growing company will be announced to the public for the first time. Mr. Carl Sewell, Chariman, Sewell Motors Corporation will be the guest speaker.

Find out more about Compliance Depot at or call them toll-free at (888)493-6938.

To learn more about SMU Cox School of Business and the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, visit


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