RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#defense–For the second year in a row, Assured Consulting Solutions (ACS) appears on the Inc. 5000, ranking no. 436. With three-year revenue growth of 1,043.6%, ACS ranks in the top 10% (top 500) of all 2019 Inc. 5000 honorees. Locally, ACS ranks 37 out of 321 Inc. 5000 honorees based in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
The Inc. 5000 list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small and mid-sized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Under Armour, Facebook, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Chobani, Oracle, Zappos.com, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.
Founded in 2011 by Managing Partners Erin Willett and Mandy Parmer, ACS exemplifies the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that defines the Inc. 5000. Since its establishment, ACS has delivered progressively innovative and advanced technology solutions and services in support of critical national security missions. ACS was named to the Inc. 5000 list first in 2018, ranking in the top third at no. 1642. Of the tens of thousands of companies that have applied to the Inc. 5000 over the years, only a fraction has made the list more than once. A mere one in four companies have made the list 2 times.
“We are honored to once again be included in the Inc. 5000 list, this year as one of the 500 fastest growing private companies in America. Our continued growth and success are a result of our world-class team, strong company culture, and focus on exceptional service delivery. We have worked hard to execute our vision for strategic growth while focusing on the support of our people and culture.”
— Erin Willett, ACS Managing Partner
Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com , with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 20) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
ABOUT ASSURED CONSULTING SOLUTIONS
Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Reston, Va., Assured Consulting Solutions is a well-respected and trusted partner, domain expert, and provider of expert-level support. ACS is a certified Economically Disadvantaged, Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) that delivers advanced technology solutions and strategic support services in support of critical national security missions for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. Learn more at www.assured-consulting.com.
MORE ABOUT INC. AND THE INC. 5000
Companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2015 to 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. The must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. There were no ties on this year’s Inc. 500. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.
ABOUT INC. MEDIA
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. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.
For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.
Optomec 3D Metal Printing Technology Chosen by Navajo Technical University for NASA Mission
Team from Optomec, Navajo Technical University, University of Alabama Huntsville, V&M Global Solutions to collaborate on NASA Additive Manufacturing Grant
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Optomec — a leading, privately-held global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing equipment and software — today announced its LENS® Directed Energy Deposition (DED) 3D Printed Metal system will be used to print bi-metallic rocket engine parts that will go to the moon in 2024 as part of a grant from NASA for additive manufacturing research and education as it relates to space technology and applications.
Work on this grant is a collaboration between the Navajo Technical University (NTU), who is acting as the lead on the project, with the Marshall Space Flight Center Advanced Manufacturing Center (MSFC), University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH), V&M Global Solutions and Optomec. The team will collaborate on additive manufacturing research around directed energy deposition (DED) of bi-metallic parts for NASA applications and build institutional capacity in STEM research and education.
“We’re very excited to be working with this team and NASA to explore how the benefits of Additive Manufacturing can be applied to space exploration,” said Tom Cobbs, Optomec LENS product manager. “LENS is an ideal solution for printing multi-material components used in higher-performance liquid rocket engine components and holds the potential to provide significant advantages in terms of cost and time savings, especially if we can print the bi-metallic parts on one machine in one process.”
The proposed research will focus on characterization (micro and nano-scale) of the microstructure of AM Inconel-Cu alloy bi-metallic parts in three conditions: (i) as built, (ii) hot-isostatic pressing and heat treatment, and (iii) after a combined hot-isostatic pressing and heat treatment in order to establish the necessary linkages between microstructure, post-processing, dimensional accuracy and mechanical properties. The research will also involve metrology to provide insights into the dimensional accuracy of DED printed parts for use in the Space Launch System.
“We are extremely honored to receive this grant from NASA,” said Dr. Monsuru Ramoni, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Industrial Engineering at Navajo Technical University and the principal investigator for this grant. “In addition to providing working parts for NASA to meet its goal of walking on the moon in 2024, these research activities provide unprecedented learning opportunities. Collaboration with other academic, government and private companies will enhance our state-of-the-art research and education center in Advanced Manufacturing here at the Navajo Nation and support our goal to prepare a diverse, skilled science and engineering workforce in advanced manufacturing, research, and engineering.”
NTU is the only institution of all the tribal colleges and universities (TCU) with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited engineering degrees; Industrial Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
Optomec is a privately-held, rapidly growing supplier of Additive Manufacturing systems. Optomec’s patented Aerosol Jet Systems for printed electronics and LENS 3D Printers for metal components are used by industry to reduce product cost and improve performance. Together, these unique printing solutions work with the broadest spectrum of functional materials, ranging from electronic inks to structural metals and even biological matter. Optomec has more than 300 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the electronics, energy, life sciences and aerospace industries. For more information about Optomec, visit http://optomec.com.
LENS is a registered trademark of Sandia National Labs; Aerosol Jet is a registered trademark of Optomec.
Ameriprise Financial’s New Customer Relationship Management System Helps Advisors Deliver Best-in-Class Service
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) today released details on how its new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system further enables the firm’s approximately 10,000 financial advisors to deliver its award-winning customer service to clients1 and grow their practices. The new system, Ameriprise CRM, built on top of Salesforce Financial Services Cloud, makes it easier for advisors to provide a consistent, referable and advice-based experience to every client.
“Behind every one of our advisors is a compelling suite of technology designed to enhance the client experience,” said Kim Hoversten, senior vice president of advisor operations at Ameriprise. “With Ameriprise CRM, we’re empowering our advisors to deliver that experience in a seamless and integrated way.”
Ameriprise CRM puts more information at advisors’ fingertips, supporting best-in-class service.
The new system centralizes more than 200 data elements and makes it easier than ever for advisors to meet and communicate with clients, open new accounts, and smoothly conduct business. With Ameriprise CRM, advisors can tailor their services to the preferences of individual clients – including how often they meet and the desired format for meetings.
Advisors get insights into data they care about as practice leaders, and tools to drive growth.
With Ameriprise CRM, advisors can harness data to better operate their practices. They can oversee their practices’ workflows, assign tasks to staff members, customize reports and dashboards, and track interactions with individual clients or their entire book of business. In addition, the enhanced system gives advisors new tools to market and grow their practices. For example, the “Campaigns” feature allows them to manage invitations and RSVPs, ensuring they have the desired turnout for marketing events and promotions.
The conversion to Ameriprise CRM has been a priority for the company and will be completed by year-end. For more information about Ameriprise, visit Ameriprise.com. To learn more about becoming an Ameriprise advisor, visit joinameriprise.com.
About Ameriprise Financial
At Ameriprise Financial, we have been helping people feel confident about their financial future for more than 125 years. With extensive asset management, advisory and insurance capabilities and a nationwide network of approximately 10,000 financial advisors, we have the strength and expertise to serve the full range of individual and institutional investors’ financial needs. For more information, or to find an Ameriprise financial advisor, visit ameriprise.com.
© 2019 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved.
1 Ameriprise was rated #1 in the investment industry for customer service. Rating based on responses to a consumer survey as part of the Temkin Group’s 2017 Customer Service Ratings, www.temkinratings.com. The Temkin Customer Service Ratings (TCSR) is an openly available benchmarking metric for a critical customer interaction. The TCSR is based on consumer feedback of their recent interactions with companies. Consumers are asked to rate how satisfied they are with recent customer service experiences. Responses are on a scale from 1= “very dissatisfied” to 7= “very satisfied,” TCSR is calculated by taking the percentage of consumers that gave a rating of 6 or 7 and subtract the percentage that gave a rating of 1, 2, or 3.
Kathleen McClung, Media Relations
Teleperformance Recognized by Kincentric as a 2019 Best Employer in Multiple Countries
Teleperformance was recognized for effective leadership, organizational agility, talent focus, and employee engagement
PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News:
Teleperformance (Paris:TEP), the global leader in outsourced omnichannel customer experience management, today announced it has been recognized as a 2019 Kincentric Best Employer (formerly Aon Best Employer), in multiple countries: China, India, Morocco and Tunisia. Additionally, TLScontact, a Teleperformance company specialized in visa application management, was awarded the Best Employers 2019 certification for its operations in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
“The Best Employers program recognizes the outstanding achievements of organizations that demonstrate excellence in the workplace, foster an agile culture and consistently deliver strong, sustainable business results, said Ken Oehler, Kincentric Global Culture and Engagement practice leader. Teleperformance stands above the rest because it drives business outcomes through high employee engagement, profound organizational agility, engaging leadership and strong talent focus. We congratulate Teleperformance on achieving this recognition.”
To achieve recognition through the Best Employers certification, Teleperformance was assessed on four measures:
- Employee Engagement: Employees speak positively about their employer, intend to stay and are motivated to exert extra effort at work.
- Organizational Agility: Employees see that the organization is highly adaptive, innovative, inclusive and responsive to the changing needs of its customers.
- Engaging Leadership: Leaders are deeply connected with employees to drive engagement, communicate a clear vision and exert strong personal values.
- Talent Focus: Employees see that the organization is focusing on attracting and retaining great talent and accelerating to the extraordinary people’s potential.
Daniel Julien, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Teleperformance Group, said: “We are truly delighted to be recognized once again as a Best Employer across diverse, multiple countries. Our people are by far our most valued asset so creating positive and enriching workplaces where everyone can thrive is essential as part of our DNA. A sincere thank you to our entire Teleperformance family for your commitment to each other and enabling the customer experience to be simpler, faster and safer on behalf of our clients”.
ABOUT TELEPERFORMANCE GROUP
Teleperformance (TEP – ISIN: FR0000051807 – Reuters: ROCH.PA – Bloomberg: TEP FP), the global leader in outsourced omnichannel customer experience management, serves as a strategic partner to the world’s leading companies in a wide variety of industries. Its customer care, technical support, customer acquisition, consulting & analytics, digital integrated business service solutions and other high-value specialized services ensure consistently positive customer interactions that are reliable, flexible and intelligent. The company has established the highest security and quality standards in the industry and uses proprietary deep learning technology to optimize flexibility on a global scale.
The Group’s 300,000+ employees, spread across 80 countries, support billions of connections annually in 265 languages and dialects and enhance the customer experience with every interaction. In 2018, Teleperformance reported consolidated revenue of €4,441 million (US$5,256 million, based on €1 = $1.18).
Teleperformance shares are traded on the Euronext Paris market, Compartment A, and are eligible for the deferred settlement service. They are included in the following indices: CAC Large 60, CAC Next 20, CAC Support Services, STOXX 600, SBF 120, S&P Europe 350 and MSCI Global Standard. They have also been included in the Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120 index since December 2015 and the FTSE4Good Index since June 2018 with regard to the Group’s performance in corporate responsibility.
For more information: www.teleperformance.com / Follow us on Twitter @teleperformance
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With almost 20 years of experience in Best Employers research across the world, backed by more than 50 years of experience in employee research and a robust global database, the Best Employers certification compares organizations to identify those that strive to create sustainable competitive advantage through their people and become extraordinary employers. Formerly a part of Aon, the Best Employers program is now offered by Kincentric, a new business unit of Spencer Stuart, following the close of Spencer Stuart’s acquisition of this business from Aon on July 1, 2019.
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