Freeborders Named Among the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 Companies

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The global provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions to financial services and Internet based businesses was recognized as a Inc. 500|5000 company for the third consecutive year based on its three-year sales growth.

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"We help our clients get business insights by fully harnessing the power of their IT applications, infrastructure and data," said Jean Cholka, CEO, Freeborders, Inc.

Inc. magazine ranked Freeborders on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The global provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions to financial services and Internet based businesses, was recognized as a Inc. 500|5000 company for the third consecutive year based on its three-year sales growth.

“Being named to this prestigious list in a region that is home to many of the world’s most thriving technology companies is an honor. It reflects our mission to innovate with web, mobile and social technologies which make our customers wildly successful,” says Jean Cholka, CEO of Freeborders. “Our own success and growth comes from helping our clients get better insights into their business. This is something we make possible by fully harnessing the power of their IT applications, infrastructure and data.”

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.

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The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/500.

About Inc.
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.

About Freeborders
Founded in 1999, Freeborders provides global IT consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The company pioneered a unique service model that offers the perfect blend of Eastern and Western business practices and access to broad knowledge of the US, European and Chinese markets. Freeborders’ solution accelerators help companies exploit the full potential of their IT investments. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company has offices in Denver, New York, London, Stockholm, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Wu Xi. To learn more, visit http://www.freeborders.com. You can also follow us on Twitter at @freebordersinc.

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