Reston, VA (PRWEB) January 13, 2014
Washington SmartCEO and Title Sponsor Chase honored the 2014 Future 50 award winners at a basketball-themed awards ceremony, which took place on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner. Sixty Greater Washington companies were recognized for their fast-growth based on a three-year average of employee and revenue growth. In all, 50 mid-sized Future 50 companies, five small Emerging Growth companies and five large Blue Chip companies were recognized in the program. The 2014 Future 50 winners collectively generate $3.7 billion in annual revenue and employ 13,719 individuals in the Greater Washington area.
“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 Jaime Nespor, regional president of SmartCEO. “We are proud to recognize them for their achievements and growth.”
ThunderCat CEO, Thomas Deierlein, commented on the award, “This award is for fast growing companies in the DC region. We are honored to receive this award and be recognized. As a systems integrator focused on the FedIT marketplace, we can attribute our success to a few things. First, the hard work and efforts of our talented ThunderCat team. Second, our partners who provide us the best-in-class technology to help our clients solve problems and optimize performance. Third, our clients who kindly allow us to play a small role in helping them to achieve their agency’s mission.”
More than 550 executives, friends and family attended the black-tie 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.
For more information on the Future 50 winners, visit http://www.smartceo.com to view the digital edition of the January 2014 issue.
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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.
About ThunderCat Technology
Recently named to CRN’s Tech Elite 250 list and currently ranked #100 on the Solution Provider 500, the award winning ThunderCat Technology is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that delivers technology solutions to the federal government and fortune 500 companies. Specifically, ThunderCat is a systems integrator that brings an innovative approach to solving customer problems in and around the datacenter by providing strategies for Data Storage, Networking, Security, and Applications. ThunderCat represents, distributes, integrates, and provides technologies from best of breed manufacturers. Clients include DHS, USACE, HHS, DLA, DFAS, FBI, NIH, Navy, Army, and the VA. http://www.thundercattech.com