Toronto and San Francisco – [Achievers], the leader in [Employee Success] software today announced that the Toronto and San Francisco based company has been named one of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ awards for technological innovation, entrepreneurship, rapid growth, and leadership, based on the percentage of revenue growth over five years. Achievers earned a ranking of 9, following an increase in revenue of 960 percent from 2008 to 2012.
“Achievers is honored to be named to this year’s Canadian Technology Fast 50 list,” said Achievers CEO Patrick D. Quirk. “Our success stems from our high-performance culture and engaged employees who are dedicated to driving results and providing world-class service to our customers.”
“Canadian Fast 50 companies innovate, demonstrate leadership, create jobs, and invest in R&D,” said Richard Lee, Deloitte’s National Managing Partner, Technology, Media & Telecommunications. “They are remarkable companies that show dedication, drive and commitment that are key to growth in the Canadian technology sector.”
Achievers delivers the most engaging Employee Success Platform uniquely designed to improve employee engagement, and drive business alignment by creating a culture of recognition. Everyday. The company was recently ranked the number one employee recognition software provider by HRO Today, as well as named to the AlwaysOn 2013 OnDemand Top 100, and the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal’s list of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, and has been consistently named as one of the top workplaces in North America.
Now in its 16th year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program recognizes leaders in the Canadian technology industry and tracks the successful growth of Canadian-grown global leaders. The program augments the broader Deloitte North American Technology Fast 500™ initiative, with winners automatically eligible for this elite ranking.
To qualify for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ ranking, companies must have been in business for at least five years, have revenues of at least $5 million, be headquartered in Canada, own proprietary technology, and conduct research and development activities in Canada. A panel of industry experts evaluates and judges companies based on four key criteria: competitive advantage; size, growth, and market attractiveness; management effectiveness and organization; and financial performance.
**About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™**
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program is Canada’s pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features four distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50™ Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies in business less than five years, with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ candidate), Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership and innovation within the industry) and the Deloitte Technology Green 15™ Awards (Canada’s leading GreenTech companies that promote a more efficient use and re-use of the earth’s resources in industrial production and consumption). Program sponsors include Deloitte, Bennett Jones and OMERS Ventures. For further information, visit [www.fast50.ca](http://www.fast50.ca/).