CTS Named 42nd Fastest-Growing Company on UGA's Bulldog 100
The UGA Alumni Association honored CTS on January 21, when they announced the rankings of the 2012 Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses at a celebration in Atlanta.
CTS, helmed by UGA graduate Sanjay Singh (89-93), ranks as this year’s 42nd fastest growing Bulldog business. CTS is a privately held, regional IT consulting firm that provides software development, business intelligence, quality assurance, application integration, and portals and collaboration services to over 200 clients in various industry verticals. CTS has offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Mobile, Alabama. CTS is a Microsoft partner with gold competencies in Software Development, Web Development, Application Integration, Portals and Collaboration, and Business Intelligence.
“It is an incredible feeling to be recognized by your alma mater,” said Dr. Sanjay Singh, CTS Vice President of Community Relations.
The Atlanta CPA firm, Gifford Hillegass and Ingwersen, LLP has collaborated with the UGA Alumni Association since the inception of the program three years ago to verify the information submitted by each nominated company and rank the companies based on compounded annual growth rate.
The UGA Alumni Association collected nominations between January and June 2011. To be eligible for the program, an organization must have been in business for at least five years, had revenues of $100,000 or more for the calendar year 2008, and be owned or operated by a former UGA student who owns at least 50% of company or is the CEO, President, or Managing Partner. The program recognizes the fastest-growing businesses regardless of size by focusing on a three-year growth rate average.
The Alumni Association received nearly 800 nominations for this year’s program. The class of 2012 includes companies ranging in all sizes and services, from athletics equipment producers to web design and internet marketing firms. Ranked companies represent several different areas of the country, including Connecticut, Nebraska, and New Mexico.
UGA alumni and friends celebrated the 2012 Bulldog 100 honorees at a special event held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis on January 21, 2012. The evening began with a reception, followed by dinner and the awards ceremony. Keynote speaker, Deborah Norville, anchor of “Inside Edition” and 1979 UGA graduate, led attendees to the highlight of the evening—the release of the final rankings and countdown of the 2012 Bulldog 100.
“The UGA Alumni Association is thrilled to honor our graduates who demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to excellence that bring honor to their alma mater,” said Deborah Dietzler, executive director of the UGA Alumni Association. “We are proud of the accomplishments of these alumni, whose achievements during the Great Recession are noteworthy indeed.”