As the only woman-owned business in the Top 10, I was extremely proud to represent not only my University but also this segment of the business community.
ATLANTA (PRWEB) February 27, 2018
Robinson Key, owned by 2004 UGA graduate Betsy Robinson, is an IT recruiting firm whose clients include small start-ups to mid-sized companies and global enterprise organizations.
Based in Atlanta, GA, Robinson Key was recognized as the No. 2 fastest-growing business owned or operated by a University of Georgia graduate during the 2018 Bulldog 100 Celebration on Jan. 27 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta.
The Bulldog 100, coordinated by the UGA Alumni Association, recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA graduates.
Approximately 500 nominations were submitted for the 2018 Bulldog 100. The class includes companies of all sizes, providing services and products in a variety of industries, including restaurants, real estate, IT consulting, retail and veterinary medicine. Companies as far as California and Minnesota made the list. The average compounded annual growth rate for this year’s Bulldog 100 businesses was 47 percent.
Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors partnered with the UGA Alumni Association to review nominated business’ financial records to determine the ranked list. Each organization must have been in business for at least five years, experienced revenues in excess of $100,000 for the calendar year 2014, and be owned or operated by a former UGA student who either owns at least 50 percent of the company or is the CEO, president or managing partner. The Bulldog 100 recognizes the fastest-growing businesses regardless of size by focusing on a three-year compounded annual growth rate. Nominations for the 2018 Bulldog 100 were accepted between February and May 2017. This year’s list featured 101 businesses, with a tie for No. 45.
“As the only woman-owned business in the Top 10, I was extremely proud to represent not only my University but also this segment of the business community," said Betsy Robinson, owner of Robinson Key. "Our growth is not just a testament to my tenacity, but to the drive and hard work of my team. We appreciate our clients putting their faith in us as a true partner and service provider to their organizations."
“We look forward to the Bulldog 100 Celebration each year because it provides us with an opportunity to deepen our connections with passionate alumni,” said Meredith Gurley Johnson. “The feeling in the air as we countdown the businesses from 100 to 1 is incomparable. This is such an honor for each of the honorees, because they have poured themselves into their entrepreneurial ventures. We are proud to celebrate their achievements.”
To view the 2018 Bulldog 100 list, photos from the event or nominate a business for the 2019 Bulldog 100, see http://www.alumni.uga.edu/b100.
Founded in 2010 as a women-owned IT recruiting firm, Robinson Key uses a consultative approach to provide services to a wide range of clients from small start-ups to mid-sized companies and global enterprise organizations. Utilizing a hybrid of market knowledge, recruiting strategies, and flexible solutions such as direct hire, staff augmentation, retained search, and custom recruiting services, Robinson Key is able to focus on hiring the right people for the right company. For more information, see http://www.robinsonkey.com.
The UGA Alumni Association
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