Last year at around this time, I posted a blog announcing the fact that DotNetNuke Corporation had achieved the distinction of being recognized by Business in Vancouver (BIV) as one of the Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in B.C. for 2009. At that time I also made a bold prediction that we would make the list again this year… I even went as far to say that we would would crack the Top 10!
Well, I am very pleased to reveal that we have been recognized as one of the Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in B.C. for 2010 ( announced this week in BIV Issue 1142, September 12-20, 2011 ). This year we improved our ranking by 7 positions to come in at #17 overall, with a 5 year revenue growth rate exceeding 1800%! This distinction places us in the Top 5 fastest growing Technology firms in B.C., a substantial accomplishment given Vancouver’s booming high-tech industry. So in this respect, my prediction did come true ;)
I should also mention that earlier this year I was recognized by Business in Vancouver as a recipient of the Forty Under 40 award for 2011. This award is presented to outstanding entrepreneurs, executives, managers and professionals in public, and non-profit sectors in British Columbia who are under the age of 40 ( I barely slipped in under the wire as I turned 40 in April this year ). One of my early mentors, Lee Purvis, formerly of Discovery Software and more recently Strangeloop Networks was a recipient of the award about 10 years ago which provided me with the initial inspiration to try and achieve this goal.
*Note: To provide some context, the theme of the photo shoot was “Recipes for Success”, so each winner needed to pose with a kitchen utensil chosen by the photographer – which explains why I am hold a pepper grinder in the picture on the bottom of page 14 ;)