Concurrency, Inc. #1 Winner in Milwaukee Business Journal’s “Fastest Growing Firms” Awards for 2014
Milwaukee, WI, — August 18, 2014 — Concurrency, Inc. was honored by the Milwaukee Business Journal as the #1 winner in the publication’s annual “Fastest Growing Firms” awards. With a 181% growth rate since 2011, Concurrency topped the list of 31 winners from throughout the Milwaukee region. Concurrency founder and president James Savage accepted the award at a luncheon last Friday, held by the Business Journal at the Pfister hotel. “Our rapid growth is a function of helping area businesses improve their productivity and get more value from their IT investments,” said Savage. “We thank the Business Journal for this honor and all our clients for allowing us the opportunity to do what we love.” In the August 15 issue of the Business Journal, editor Mark Kass writes: “At the top of the list is Concurrency Inc., which has grown more than 181 percent since 2011. Company president James Savage gives a lot of the credit for his company’s success to the cloud. ‘The lion’s share of the growth is organizations recognizing that there needs to be an initiative underway to transition aspects of their business into the cloud,’ Savage told reporter Alison Bauter.” The Business Journal’s August 15 issue also includes a feature article exploring award winners’ best practices for business success. Reporters Denise Lockwood and Alison Bauter note Concurrency’s focus on sales force and marketing automation for “identifying leads and contacts, analyzing how those sources are found, and then following up.” In addition, the Business Journal published an individual profile of Concurrency business and strong growth. Reporter Alison Bauter writes: “Savage has helped establish Concurrency as an expert in understanding and implementing products from Seattle-based Microsoft Corp. Concurrency is a Microsoft field-managed partner, meaning it doesn’t directly sell hardware or software. Instead, it helps clients plan, implement and manage their technology strategies using Microsoft business software.” Now employing more than 90 employees, Concurrency has hired aggressively in each of the past three years, from candidates right out of school to senior software developers and systems architects. In the past 18 months, the company has also added senior business managers in human resources, marketing, and other functional areas to help guide the company’s growth. About Concurrency Founded in 1989, Concurrency, Inc. architects and integrates across all Microsoft enterprise platforms: SharePoint, System Center, Lync, Exchange, and Dynamics CRM, both on-premises and in the cloud. Concurrency specializes in helping clients with their transition to the cloud, specifically Office 365 and Azure. As a consulting organization, Concurrency helps clients realize more value from their technology investments and increase business productivity by delivering creative solutions that consider people, process, and technology needs. Microsoft has recognized Concurrency with multiple partner-of-the-year awards, including 2014 Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist in Management and Virtualization; 2012 Microsoft Content Management Partner of the Year; 2012 Microsoft Central Region Partner of the Year; and 2012 & 2011 Microsoft Midwest Area Partner of the Year.