South Plainfield, NJ (PRWEB) January 27, 2012
Astir IT Solutions, Inc. based in South Plainfield, NJ, was honored on January 21, 2012 when the UGA Alumni Association announced the rankings of the 2012 Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses at its celebration in Atlanta, GA.
Kishore Ganji, CEO of Astir IT Solutions stated, “we are extremely honored to have been the recipient of this prestigious award two years in a row and proud to have Astir IT honored by the University of Georgia.”
The Atlanta CPA firm, Gifford Hillegass and Ingwersen, LLP has annually partnered with the UGA Alumni Association since the inception of the program three years ago to verify the information that was submitted by each nominated company. GH&I then ranked the companies based on compounded annual growth rate.
Nominations were collected between January and June 2011. To be considered for the program, an organization must have been in business for at least five years, had revenues of $100,000 or more for the calendar year 2008, and be owned or operated by a former UGA student who owns at least 50% of company or be the CEO, President or Managing Partner. The program recognizes the fastest-growing businesses regardless of size by focusing on a three-year growth rate average.
Nearly 800 nominations were submitted for this year’s program. The class of 2012 includes companies ranging in all sizes and services, from athletics equipment producers to web design and internet marketing firms. Several different areas of the country are represented, including companies from Connecticut, Nebraska, and New Mexico.
UGA alumni and friends celebrated the 2012 Bulldog 100 honorees at a special event held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis on January 21, 2012. The evening began with a reception, followed by dinner and the awards ceremony. Keynote speaker, Deborah Norville, anchor of “Inside Edition” and 1979 UGA graduate, led attendees to the highlight of the evening—the release of the final rankings and countdown of the 2012 Bulldog 100.
“The UGA Alumni Association is thrilled to honor our graduates who demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to excellence that bring honor to their alma mater,” said Deborah Dietzler, executive director of the UGA Alumni Association. “We are proud of the accomplishments of these alumni, whose achievements during the Great Recession are noteworthy indeed.”
Nominations for the 2013 Bulldog program will open January 30. The full listing and rankings of the 2012 honorees and photos of the celebration can be found at http://www.alumni.uga.edu/b100.
About Astir IT Solutions, Inc.
Operating since 2001, Astir IT Solutions (http://www.astirit.com) provides Software Development, Outsourcing, and IT Consulting services to help its clients use technology to solve business problems and increase operational efficiency. Astir IT has grown consistently year over year, has been a multi-year member of Inc. 500/5000, and has ranked in the top 50 NJ companies for the past 4 years running. In 2009, Astir Analytics, after a period of significant growth, was formed as a separate division helping marketing organizations improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations. Early in 2010, Astir acquired Inothink Solutions, another IT consulting firm and then later in the year acquired Sysnet Technology Solutions. Astir IT has operating offices on both coasts and has approximately 250 employees. Together, Astir IT Solutions, Sysnet Technology Solutions and Astir Analytics form the Astir Family of Companies.