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ALM’s Consulting magazine Unveils the Profession’s Fastest Growing Firms for 2018

No. 1 firm is Simplus with an outstanding 940% growth rate

New York, NY, October 26, 2018 — ALM’s Consulting magazine released its annual ranking of the consulting industry’s Fastest Growing Firms—a celebration of the industry’s top movers and shakers in terms of revenue growth. Utah-based Simplus topped the list as the profession’s No. 1 ranked firm.

Simplus achieved a stunning growth rate of 940 percent between December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2017 to lead Consulting magazine’s ranking of the profession’s Fastest Growing Firms. The second top firm was RedCloud Consulting, which grew at 856 percent while BluePrint Technologies —with 675 percent growth—finished third. With a 570 percent growth rate, 1Rivet was fourth and the Savan Group placed fifth with 561 percent growth.

Additional firms rounded out the Top 10 of the Fastest Growing Firms including: CoreCompete (504 percent), Barkawi Management Consultants (493 percent), DayBlink Consulting (449 percent), Press Ganey Associates (448 percent), and The Summus Group (432 percent).

In all, 65 firms qualified for this year’s ranking and those firms compiled an average growth rate of 198 percent.

“With this type of growth, there’s absolutely no doubt these 65 consulting firms are shaking up the industry from the bottom up—with growth comes opportunities— and they are the profession’s Fastest Growing Firms for 2018,” said Joseph Kornik, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of Consulting magazine. “This recognition and award—Consulting’s Fastest Growing Firms—is aimed squarely at these up-and-coming firms that all too often fly below the radar because they’re not the biggest or the best-known firms. We want to shine a light on these firms because they are the future of consulting.”

The Fastest Growing Firms will be featured on, as well as in the November issue of Consulting magazine, which will be out November 9.

About Consulting magazine

Consulting® magazine is the flagship publication of the consulting profession featuring the latest information on consulting careers, thought leadership and corporate strategies. In addition to providing industry insights, Consulting® hosts award dinners as part of our Achievement Awards series—honoring Women Leaders in Consulting, The Top 25 Consultants, The Rising Stars of the Profession, and The Best Firms to Work For.

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