For the second time, Inc. magazine ranks Blue Horseshoe on its Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.
As an Inc. 5000 honoree, Blue Horseshoe now shares a pedigree with Microsoft, Yelp, Zappos, Jamba Juice, Under Armour, Timberland, Pandora, Patagonia, Intuit, and other notable alumni. In addition to Blue Horseshoe, the 2012 list added such powerhouses as Publix Supermarkets, CDW, Levi Strauss and a little social media company called Facebook.
“We are thrilled to be named to the Inc. 500|5000 list for the second time,” said Chris Cason, President of Blue Horseshoe. “Delivering quality solutions, listening and reacting to our customers, and creating a rewarding and shared learning work environment are a few of the major contributors to our success. We are honored by this prestigious recognition and look forward to the future success of Blue Horseshoe.”
For more than 30 years, Inc. has celebrated the fastest-growing private companies in America. To rank among the 2012 Inc. 5000, the companies had to thrive through three of the toughest stagnant economic years. 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.
Blue Horseshoe has also recently been awarded as the Winner of the 2012 Microsoft Dynamics Distribution Industry Partner of the Year Award, a 2012 Microsoft President’s Club Member, a finalist for the Microsoft Dynamics Regional ISV of the Year (United States) Award, and the Infor 2012 Values Award.
Companies on the list will be featured in the Inc. magazine September issue and awards will be presented in October at the 31st Annual Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona.
“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.
About Blue Horseshoe
Blue Horseshoe is a privately held solution services firm based in North America (with offices in Carmel, Indiana, Columbus, Ohio and Denver, Colorado), providing Enterprise & Supply Chain Applications, System Design and Implementation, as well as Strategy & Management Consulting services to Fortune 500 and mid-market businesses throughout the world.
Created by a group of seasoned business leaders with over two decades of unique business, engineering, and supply chain experience; we are committed to being a different kind of consulting organization. We are consulting professionals, not professional consultants. We assess business needs and apply world-class business applications to improve profitability and increase efficiency.
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.
About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference
Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us October 3–5, 2011, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.