SAN DIEGO (Nov. 16, 2015) — Vistage Worldwide, Inc., a global organization that assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, senior executives and business owners, recently announced two Dallas members were honored as a Top 100 Company at the Dallas 100 Awards: Audrey Granger of 70kft and Pat Kunz of Halff Associates. Both members are members of Chair Dennis Howard’s Vistage group.
“We are so proud to recognize three members as the fastest-growing private companies in North Texas,” said Vistage Chair Dennis Howard. “This list exemplifies the companies that make Dallas the outstanding, dynamic city for businesses.”
Launched by Southern Methodist University’s Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship in 1990, the Dallas 100 is a tribute to the vitality and entrepreneurial spirit of the emerging business community in North Texas. As in years past, the companies honored in 2014 have made significant contributions to the area by generating jobs, increasing the tax base and fostering North Texas’ reputation as a premier economic development center.
According to Caruth Institute data, this year’s winning companies collectively generated $3.6 billion in sales in 2014, and grew at an average annual growth rate of 91 percent per year for each of the last three years. The event recognizes privately held corporations, proprietorships or partnerships headquartered in the Dallas area that often don’t get attention, but which have created jobs and generated wealth for their founders and employees and enhanced the area economy.
Finalists were recognized Nov. 4, at the 25th Annual SMU Cox Dallas 100™ Awards Ceremony and Banquet at the Omni Dallas Hotel.
About Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
Vistage Worldwide is an organization designed exclusively for high-integrity CEOs and executive leaders who are looking to drive better decisions and better results for their companies. Our members — 21,000 strong in more than 17 countries — gather in trusted, confidential peer advisory groups where they tackle their toughest challenges and biggest opportunities. Leveraging the Vistage platform, our members have demonstrated the ability to refine their instincts, improve their judgment, expand their perspectives and optimize decision making. CEOs who joined Vistage grew their companies at three times the rate of the average U.S. company, according to a 2015 analysis of Dun & Bradstreet data. Learn more at vistage.com.
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