James "Scott" Hardie
Class of 1991
August 18, 2009 – Brighton, Michigan — Inc. magazine this week ranked XCEND Group NO. 139 on its annual ranking of the 500, fastest-growing private companies in the country. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, GoDaddy, American Apparel, Oracle, and hundreds of other powerhouses gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500.
In addition to ranking No. 139 overall in the nation, XCEND Group ranked No. 1 as the fastest-growing private company in the Detroit-Warren-Livonia metropolitan area and No. 11 in the IT Services category of the Inc. 500 Top List of Companies by Industry. With reported sales revenue of $5.3 million, up from their 2005 reported revenue of $384,842, XCEND posted revenue growth of 1266 percent, vastly exceeding the industry benchmark of 34.8 percent as well as Inc. 500’s industry median of 152.2 percent.
XCEND Group was founded in 2004 and specializes in IT management products and consulting services, particularly on systems based on the Symantec Altiris suite of products. The company also maintains partnerships and certifications with leading technology providers like Dell, Credant, Savant Protection and Tripwire.
Vice President of Professional Services / Owner: James "Scott" Hardie
Vice President of Sales / Owner: Brian Schlueter
Vice President of Business Development / Owner: Ron Schoenherr
“The entire team at XCEND is incredibly proud of this recognition from Inc. Magazine. This honor validates our business strategies and commitment to delivering world-class services and solutions to our clients,” said XCEND Vice President of Business & Strategy, Ron Schoenherr. “Our company is driven to create and deliver innovative solutions for our clients that help reduce the cost and complexity of managing IT. We fully expect that our expansion into developing Business Intelligence Solutions for IT organizations will help us exceed our past growth targets, despite the challenges of today’s economy.”
About XCEND Group
The XCEND Group (www.xcendgroup.com) is an award-winning Symantec partner that offers IT lifecycle management products and proven consulting services to organizations that rely on technology to run their businesses. XCEND Group transforms organizations by aligning IT processes with business goals. The XCEND Group has designed and implemented IT Lifecycle Management systems for more than 350 clients, 35 of whom are in the Fortune 1000.
About Inc. Magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 712,961, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology
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