“The time I spent at the University laid the foundation for my career, and I credit part of the success I’ve achieved to the unparalleled education I received at the University of Florida.” - John Fitzpatrick
Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) February 13, 2015
Force Marketing, one of the nation’s leading automotive multi-channel marketing firms, is proud to announce its inclusion on the 2015 Gator100 list, which ranks the 100 fastest-growing businesses in the world that are led by graduates of the University of Florida. The firm’s CEO and President, John Fitzpatrick, graduated from the University in 2006.
“It’s an honor to be included on this list with so many University of Florida alumni who have created and continue to run thriving businesses,” said Fitzpatrick. “The time I spent at the University laid the foundation for my career, and I credit part of the success I’ve achieved to the unparalleled education I received at the University of Florida.”
Each year, the University of Florida’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI) evaluates companies that are owned, founded and/or led by University of Florida alumni to create the list.
To be included on the 2015 list, companies must have been in business for five years or more as of September 1, 2014, and must have had an annual verifiable revenue of $100,000 or more every year since calendar year 2011.
Fitzpatrick is not the only University of Florida graduate on the Force Marketing team. A total of five executives and associates attended the University, including COO Randy Sieger, Director of Digital Sales Cody Tomczyk, Art Director Wendy Pruitt and Co-Op & Compliance Specialist Justin Corbridge.
Force Marketing, which provides direct, digital and email marketing services to automotive clients spanning North America, was founded in 2007, and has grown swiftly since then. It has been included on the Inc. magazine 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country for the last six consecutive years (2009-2014).
“In the years since Force Marketing was founded in 2007, we’ve grown tremendously thanks to our smart, dedicated and talented team,” said Sieger. “All of us at Force share a vision of sustained growth that we are confident will continue for years to come.”
To learn more about the Gator100 and to view a complete list of the businesses ranked this year, visit http://gator100.ufl.edu/
About Force Marketing
Force Marketing is an automotive multi-channel marketing company headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. The company offers marketing services to an expansive client base throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company made Inc. magazine’s 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. in 2014 for the sixth consecutive year. More information about their auto dealership marketing services can be found online at http://www.forcemarketing.com.