Project Leadership Associates named to Crain's Fast Fifty for 3rd time
June 09, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsCHICAGO, June 9, 2011 – Today, Crain's Chicago Business named Project Leadership Associates (PLA) to its Fast 50 list of the 50 fastest growing companies in the Chicago area. PLA was ranked #46 on the Fast 50 due in part to its revenue of $33.3 million in 2010. In the past five years, the company has seen a growth of 111%.
"We are honored to be recognized on Crain's Fast 50 list as one of the fastest growing companies in Chicago for the third time. In the downturn, we made strategic investments that paid off in 2010 and will continue to pay off in 2011," said Dan Porcaro, Founder, President and CEO of Project Leadership Associates. "We focused on the mid-market and cross-selling tactics to introduce multiple service areas into our strategic accounts. This year we hope to complete an acquisition and continue our expansion in the Texas region."
Last year, PLA experienced extensive business growth from existing clients and was also able to expand its customer base with the addition of 180 new clients. To support this growth, PLA has hired 57 new employees in the last 18 months with many more job openings ready to be filled. PLA helps companies improve business performance by providing a broad array of business and technology consulting solutions that deliver measurable value in meeting business goals and objectives. PLA's consulting solutions span infrastructure, applications, business operations, as well as business strategy and execution. In May 2011, four PLA employees in the Litigation Solutions Group joined a select group of professionals to become certified E-Discovery Specialists (CEDS).
Throughout the past two years, PLA has been recognized by many leading industry publications for its significant growth and business success, including:
You can view the full Fast 50 list here: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/section/issue02
About Project Leadership Associates
Project Leadership Associates provides professional business and IT consulting services to small, mid-sized and enterprise businesses across many industries. Our experienced consultants focus on delivering high quality consulting services to clients. For more information, please visit www.projectleadership.net.
About the Fast 50
To identify its Fast 50 list, Crain's evaluated companies with headquarters in the six-county Chicago area with 2010 revenue of at least $20 million. They had to have revenue growth last year and no more than one year of declining revenue in the 2005-2010 period. The companies with the highest five-year percentages of growth became the Fast 50.