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Chief Executive Magazine Honors 100 Elite Mid-Market Companies


Chief Executive Magazine Honors 100 Elite Mid-Market Companies

GREENWICH, Conn., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Chief Executive magazine today recognized the Mid-Market Elite — 100 exceptional companies with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion.

“The Middle Market often gets overlooked, in the shadows of big corporations and small business,” said J.P. Donlon, editor in chief of Chief Executive magazine. “While accounting for just 3% of U.S. companies, the Middle Market is responsible for 1/3 of all jobs and 36% of U.S. payrolls.  The Mid-Market Elite represent the best within this critical sector.”

Mid-Market Elite winners demonstrate at least one of the following characteristics:  superior growth, a track record of innovation, an exceptional corporate culture, charismatic leadership, and a compelling business model.


2014 Mid-Market Elite

Company Name CEO Location
3Cinteractive John Duffy Boca Raton, FL
[24]7 PV Kannan Campbell, CA
Access America Transport Ted Alling Chattanooga, TN
Accolade Tom Spann Plymouth Meeting, PA
Acquia Thomas Erickson Burlington, MA
All Web Leads Bill Daniel Austin, TX
American Global Logistics Chad Rosenberg Atlanta, GA
American Public Education Dr. Wallace Boston Charles Town, WV Tim Sullivan Provo, UT
Angie’s List Angie Hicks Indianapolis, IN
Anytime Fitness Chuck Runyon Hastings, MN
Armando Montelongo Cos. Armando Montelongo San Antonio, TX
Avella John Musil, Pharm.D., FACA Phoenix, AZ
Bazaarvoice Stephen Collins Austin, TX
Big Ass Fans Carey Smith Lexington, KY
Black Elk Energy John Hoffman Houston, TX
Blucora William J. Ruckelshaus Bellevue, WA
Bluefin Payment Systems John Perry Atlanta, GA
The Boston Beer Company Martin Roper Boston, MA
Bridgelux Brad Bullington Livermore, CA
BrightStar Care Shelly Sun Gurnee, IL
Burry Foodservice Tony Hyler St. Charles, IL
Cenergy International June Ressler Houston, TX
Cirrus Logic Jason Rhode, Ph.D. Austin, TX
The Chef’s Warehouse Chris Pappas Ridgefield, CT
comScore, Inc. Magid Abraham, Ph.D. Reston, VA
Complete Nutrition Sheldon Harris Omaha, NE
Cornerstone On Demand Adam Miller Santa Monica, CA
Corporate Resource Services John Messina New York, NY
Coyote Logistics Jeff Silver Chicago, IL
Cray Peter Ungaro Seattle, WA
FactSet Research Systems Philip Hadley Norwalk, CT
The Female Health Company O.B. Parrish Chicago, IL
FishNet Security Gary Fish Overland Park, KS
Five Below Thomas Vellios Philadelphia, PA
Franklin Square Capital Partners Michael Forman Philadelphia, PA
Gazelle Israel Ganot Boston, MA
Gentherm Daniel Coker Northville, MI
Globus Medical David Paul Audobon, PA
Gogo Michael Small Itasca, IL
Great Expressions Dental Centers Richard Beckman Bloomfield Hills, MI
Happy Family Shazi Visram New York, NY
Hulu Andy Forsell Los Angeles, CA
InGenesis Veronica Edwards San Antonio, TX
Insulet Duane DeSisto Bedford, MA
Integrity Staffing Solutions Todd Bavol, PHR Wilmington, DE
InterDigital William J. Merritt Wilmington, DE
iSend Steve LaBella Middlebury, CT
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams John Lowe Grandview Heights, OH
KIND Snacks Daniel Lubetzky New York, NY
Kodiak Oil & Gas Lynne Peterson Denver, CO
Lifelock Todd Davis Tempe, AZ
LinkAmerica Andres Ruzo Rowlett, TX
LinkedIn Jeff Weiner Mountain View, CA
Lumber Liquidators Robert Lynch Toano, VA
Magnus International Group Eric Lofquist Chagrin Falls, OH
Matrix Medical Network Randy Dobbs Scottsdale, AZ
Medifast Michael MacDonald Owings Mills, MD
Millenial Media Paul Palmieri Baltimore, MD
Monogram Food Solutions Karl Schledwitz Memphis, TN
NorAm International Partners Michael Dugally Hebron, KY
North American Power Kerry Breitbart Norwalk, CT
Northern Oil and Gas Michael Reger Wayzata, MN
Oasis Petroleum Tommy Nusz Houston, TX
OtterBox Brian Thomas Fort Collins, CO
Palo Alto Networks Mark McLaughlin Santa Clara, CA
Popchips Keith Belling San Francisco, CA
Portfolio Recovery Associates Steve Fredrickson Norfolk, VA
Prestige Brand Holdings Matthew Mannelly Tarrytown, NY
Qualtrics Ryan Smith Provo, UT
Questcor Pharmaceuticals Don Bailey Anaheim, CA
Red Frog Events Joe Reynolds Chicago, IL
RetailMeNot Cotter Cunningham Austin, TX
Riverbed Technology Jerry Kennelly San Francisco, CA
Rocket Fuel George John Redwood City, CA
Roku Anthony Wood Saratoga, CA
Scentsy Orville Thompson Meridian, ID
ServiceNow Frank Slootman San Diego, CA Marc Braunstein Greenwood Village, CO
Skullcandy Hoby Darling Park City, UT
Sturm Ruger & Co Michael Fifer Southport, CT
Systems Made Simple Ron Fishbeck Syracuse, NY
Tangoe, Inc. Al Subbloie Orange, CT
The Cellular Connection Scott Moorehead Marion, IN
The Fresh Diet Zalmi Duchman Surfside, FL
Think Finance Ken Rees Fort Worth, TX
Twitter Dick Costolo San Francisco, CA
U.S. Physical Therapy Chris Reading Houston, TX
U.S. Silica Bryan Shinn Fredrick, MD
United Therapeutics Martine Rothblatt Silver Spring, MD
Valkyrie Enterprises Gary Lisota Virginia Beach, VA
Virtual Instruments John Thompson San Jose, CA
Vitamin Shoppe Anthony Truesdale North Bergen, NJ
Volcano Corporation Scott Huennekens San Diego, CA Niraj Shah Boston, MA David Brown Jacksonville, FL
Winnebago Industries Randy Potts Forest City, IA
Yelp Jeremy Stoppelman San Francisco, CA
Yodle Court Cunningham New York, NY
Zillow Spencer Rascoff Seattle, WA
Zumiez Richard Brooks Lynwood, WA

Source:  Chief Executive magazine/ For complete coverage of the Mid-Market Elite, click here.

There are approximately 197,000 companies in the U.S. that comprise the Mid-Market, according to the National Center for the Middle Market at the Fisher School of Business at The Ohio State University.


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