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50 Fastest Growing Companies of the Year 2018

50 Fastest Growing Companies Of The Year 2018


Company Management Description

Leslie Stretch,

President & CEO

CallidusCloud enables organizations to accelerate and maximize their lead to money process with a complete suite of solutions that identify the right leads, ensure proper territory and quota distribution, enable sales forces, automate configure price quote, speed up contract negotiations, properly recognize revenue under ASC 606, and streamline sales compensation—driving bigger deals, faster. Over 6,400 leading organizations, across all industries, rely on CallidusCloud to optimize the lead to money process to close more deals for more money in record time. 
Impax Laboratories, Inc.

Paul M. Bisaro,

President, CEO and Director

Providing patients with high-quality medicines is the heart of what it does. At Impax, the company recognizes and respects that its work impacts the health and lives of individuals and families. As a result, quality, compliance and continuous improvement are hallmarks of the company, particularly throughout its Generics and Specialty Pharma businesses.
Mike Tuchen, CEO Talend is a next generation leader in cloud and big data integration. Its open, adaptive, and unified integration platform gives companies the data agility needed to rapidly adopt the latest technology innovations and scale to meet the constantly evolving data demands of the business. With over 1500 global enterprise customers across a range of industries, including Air France, GE and Lenovo, Talend is a proven partner on the journey to being data-driven.

Adrian Holloway,

Founder & CEO (INSOMIS) was started with a mission to bring a level playing field to all professionals in the insurance industry, from consumer to agent/broker to carrier/wholesaler – a ‘complete market’, of easy change of information and value among the entities involved in the transaction of insurance and financial services. A market where premium commitments, cluster bargaining power and year-end target bonuses do not interfere with the way polices are quoted and underwritten.
One Stop Systems
Steve Cooper, CEO One Stop Systems (OSS) designs and manufactures the highest performance computing (HPC) systems for vertical markets requiring the fastest processing and storage on the planet. These technology-hungry applications include AI (artificial intelligence), deep learning, seismic exploration, financial modeling, media and entertainment, security and defense. While many of these applications can run on a single HPC server, the highest end applications require a rack-scale deployment of HPC servers. 
Daryl Wilson, CEO Hydrogenics is the worldwide leader in designing, manufacturing, building and installing industrial and commercial hydrogen generation, fuel cells and MW-scale energy storage solutions. Hydrogenics is helping to accelerate a global “power shift” for a cleaner energy future. Hydrogenics is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada with manufacturing facilities located in Germany and Belgium. We have other corporate and sales offices, and hydrogen installations, operating in several countries around the world.
Nastel Technologies
David Mavashev, CEO Nastel Technologies is a premier global provider of application performance management solutions for mission-critical applications from the datacenter to the cloud.  Its customers in the line of business, development and IT utilize AutoPilot to guarantee high application performance, compliance, reduced user impact, fewer incidents, lower costs and greater productivity.

Frank Calderoni,

CEO & President

Anaplan is the leader in Connected Planning. Anaplan’s purpose-built software—powered by its patented Hyperblock engine—enables dynamic, collaborative, and intelligent planning. Large and fast-growing companies worldwide use its solutions to connect the people and data required for trusted plans and accelerated decisions essential to leading in their markets. Based in San Francisco, Anaplan is a privately-held growth company with 20 offices, 175 expert partners, and more than 850 customers worldwide.
Salt lending
Shawn Owen, CEO SALT streamlines every step of the loan. The company has simplified the application process by focusing on the value of the borrower’s blockchain assets instead of their credit score. Borrowers are automatically matched with capital from our extensive network of lenders. SALT keeps collateral assets safe in a fully-audited, ultra-secure architecture during the life of the loan so members can borrow with confidence.

Andres Rodriguez,

Founder & CTO

With Nasuni, enterprises gain the file storage scalability and durability of public and private cloud object stores, the file access performance and security of on-premises edge appliances, and the simplicity, predictability, and affordability of SaaS. Nasuni provides unlimited capacity, unequaled recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPO/RTO), and unrivaled cost savings, while enabling IT to meet strategic “cloud-first” and business agility initiatives.

Ash Ashutosh,

Founder, & CEO

Actifio replaces siloed data management applications with a radically simple, application-centric, SLA-driven approach that lets customers capture data from production applications, manage it more economically, and use it when and where they need. The result is enterprise data available for any use, anytime, anywhere.
Jim Kaskade, CEO Janrain pioneered Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) and is widely recognized by industry analysts as a global CIAM leader. The Janrain Identity Cloud® provides identity management, security and activation solutions that enable seamless and safe customer experiences across their digitally connected world, while providing enterprise organizations with deep customer insights. Janrain’s identity capabilities include social and traditional login and registration, single sign-on, customer profile data storage and management, customer segments, customer insights and engagement solutions.
Frank Kern, CEO Aricent is a global design and engineering company innovating for customers in the digital era. It helps its clients lead into the future by solving their most complex and mission critical issues through customized solutions. For decades, it has helped companies do new things and scale with intention. It brings differentiated value and capability in focused industries to help transform products, brands and companies.
Reynolds C. Bish, CEO Kofax is a leading supplier of software and solutions to automate and digitally transform human and information intensive processes across front and back office operations. These can dramatically improve customer engagement, greatly reduce operating costs, mitigate compliance risk and increase competitiveness, growth and profitability. Its broad range of software and solutions can be deployed in the cloud or on premise, and include robotic process automation, business process management, multichannel capture and other critically important capabilities.
Sunrise Banks

David Reiling,

Chairman & CEO

Sunrise Banks is the most innovative bank empowering the underserved to achieve. The bank seeks to radically change the way urban communities and underserved people thrive by empowering them to achieve their aspirations. Simply stated: compassion is the bank’s motivation, its mission is to empower, its spirit is to achieve. Sunrise Banks has a dynamic social entrepreneur at its helm, leading a team that innovates in the financial services industry and strives for financial inclusion for all. Sunrise is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and has a long history of serving inner city communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Dave Durand,

CEO & Co-founder

Best Version Media (BVM) is a publishing company that produces private, family-oriented, neighborhood-specific magazines that serve residents, homeowners associations, villages and local businesses. Our goal is to connect businesses directly to their desired audiences in their local area through value-based branding and advertising. BVM is looking nationwide for entrepreneurs and professionals who desire an exciting opportunity to be in business for themselves, but not by themselves. Publishers with BVM share our core values by having a professional will to succeed, a compassionate heart, a fun-loving spirit, and the humility to grow. 

Black Bear Design Group, Inc.

Randee Black,

Co-founder & Managing Partner,

Joel Black,

Co-founder &Managing Partner

Black Bear Design is an Atlanta-based design firm offering all forms of online marketing and graphic design services, such as website design, social media marketing, search engine optimization, and pay-per-click marketing. Its pride is in its work and its first-rate service. The collective talent of its team is built from years of dedication and experience in the fields of design, illustration, marketing, public relations, IT, and multi-media development with diverse organizations — from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Connecting the right minds together produces unexpected and powerful outcomes.
W. Spencer Askew, CEO Teknowlogi is the pioneer of the Logistics Expert System (LES) and creator of Tai, the industry’s only cloud-based solution that combines transportation management systems (TMS), mobile intelligence (MI), integration intelligence (II), consulting intelligence (CI), business intelligence (BI) and artificial intelligence (AI) in one platform. Teknowlogi addresses a current long-felt but unresolved need for a technology platform that can analyze millions of data variables in real time as well as enhance and change processes within the complicated and multi-party global shipping and logistics industry.
David Keane, CEO Bigtincan transforms the way that field sales and service organizations access, interact with, present and collaborate on content, as well as how they engage with customers when using their mobile devices. Customer-facing teams empowered by Bigtincan better engage with their customers, selling more, faster, and drive higher customer satisfaction. Its market-leading mobile content enablement platform, Bigtincan Hub, puts content in context, delivering the right content to the right users based on role, time, location, association and/or event - with all the automation and productivity tools needed to engage with content in one integrated, intuitive platform. 
Terma Software
Shane Hade, CEO Terma Software is a located in Boulder, Co and is the leading provider of advanced workload analytics, monitoring, and reporting solutions for enterprise job scheduling and workload automation products from companies such as Cisco (#Tidal), CA Technologies (#AutoSys, #CA7), IBM (#IWS #TWS #TIvoli) and BMC (#ControlM). Terma also supports in-house developed job schedulers and many other vendors products through our advanced integration platform.


Alexey Grakov, Co-owner, Maksim Osipau, Founder VironIT is an international IT company providing comprehensive professional software development services (mobile applications development, web-oriented software products and business software solutions), software integration and updating, support and maintenance of developed applications. The company was established in 2004, and since then has reinforced its position in the IT market, and is constantly mastering the latest IT technologies.
Lynk Labs, Inc.

Mike Miskin,

Founder & CEO

Lynk Labs was the pioneer and first company to take AC LED technology into the general lighting market. Since 2002, Lynk has built a broad patent portfolio of technology surrounding various forms of AC LED and DC LED technology from core AC/HV LED circuit level on up to the system level and everything in between including packages, modules, lamps, drivers and drive methods, optical designs and more.

Zohar Pinhasi,

CEO & Founder

MonsterCloud offers a comprehensive cyber security platform providing companies with both the technology and, more importantly, expertise needed to defend themselves from hackers, data breaches, ransomware and other external threats. It reduces reputational risk and affords companies peace-of-mind, knowing their businesses are constantly being monitored and protected by some of the world’s top cyber security experts.
Reinier Beltman, CEO Created in 2015, Ampleon is shaped by 50 years of RF power leadership and is set to exploit the full potential of data and energy transfer in RF. Ampleon has more than 1,250 employees worldwide, dedicated to creating optimal value for customers. Its innovative, yet consistent portfolio offers products and solutions for a wide range of applications, such as cellular base stations, radio/TV/broadcasting, radar, air traffic control, cooking, lighting, industrial lasers and medical.
Charles “Chip” Blankenship, CEO Through the ingenuity of its people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, Acronic delivers products at a quality and efficiency that ensures customer success and shareholder value. From advanced materials that are helping make the concept cars of today the reality of tomorrow, to engine components that operate in temperatures above their melting point. We break barriers. We engineer solutions.
Dr. Kishore Seendripu, CEO MaxLinear delivers high-performance broadband and networking semiconductors based on its highly integrated radio frequency analog technology, high-performance optical networking technology and its pioneering MoCA and Direct Broadcast Satellite ODU single-wire technology. Our growth has come from innovative, bold approaches to solving some of the world’s most challenging communication technology problems. 

Gus Malezis,

President & CEO

Imprivata®, the healthcare IT security company, provides healthcare organizations globally with a security and identity platform that delivers ubiquitous access, positive identity management, and multifactor authentication. Imprivata enables healthcare securely by establishing trust between people, technology, and information to address critical compliance and security challenges while improving productivity and the patient experience. 

Martin Plaehn,

Chairman & CEO

Founded in 2003, the company mission is to deliver an elegant and more affordable way to control and automate lighting, music, video, security and energy in a single room or throughout the entire home. Today, Control4® certified custom integrators work with home and business owners to deliver the transformative benefits of the smart and connected home: convenience, peace of mind and an efficient environment that’s comfortable and safe.
Clearfield, Inc.

Cheri Beranek,

President & CEO

Clearfield, Inc. designs, manufactures and distributes fiber optic management products, helping its customers reduce the high costs associated with deploying, managing, protecting and scaling a fiber optic network to deliver mobile, residential and business services. Based on the patented Clearview Cassette, its unique single-architected, modular fiber management platform lowers the cost of broadband deployment and maintenance while enabling our service provider customers to scale their operations as their subscriber revenues increase.

Francis Dinha,

Co-Founder & CEO

OpenVPN Technologies is one of the leading providers of next-generation secure and scalable communication services in the industry. Enterprises of every size use OpenVPN to provide private & secure access for their employees and also use it to keep their networks and sales in motion safely, without disrupting their limited resources and workflow.
Aviso, Inc.
Michael Lock, CEO Aviso is the only AI-driven platform on the market purpose-built to drive accurate sales forecasting and improve pipeline management. With Aviso Sales Vision, sales executives and CFOs deliver accurate forecasts, sales managers move deals through the pipeline faster, and reps close more deals with AI-driven smart selling signals. A clear connection established between high performing sales teams and the adoption of AI, teams at Apttus, MongoDB, Splunk and RingCentral, have replaced limited, legacy sales tools with an AI-driven platform that helps improve win rates and drive revenue.
Tyromer, Inc.

Sam Visaisouk,

Ph.D., CEO

Tyromer, Inc. has commercialized its rubber devulcanization technology developed at the University of Waterloo. This breakthrough patented manufacturing process converts scrap rubber into a polymer to be reused in tire manufacturing in excess of 20%. Globally, no other process has been used more than 5% without using chemicals. Tyromer intends to revolutionize worldwide scrap tire management and rubber recycling. The Tyromer polymer called TDP (Tire-derived polymer) can be sold at a discounted price to virgin rubber and tire compound.
KULR Technology Corporation

Michael Mo,

Co-Founder & CEO

KULR’s proprietary carbon fiber-based architecture replaces less efficient aluminum and copper based heat spreaders and exchangers, which are energy intensive, less environmentally friendly to produce. Carbon fiber thermal interface materials are superior alternatives to particle based thermal interface materials for higher performance, lower contact pressure, higher compliance, and longer reliability.
Cyclotron Group

Amber Bahl,

Founder & CEO

Cyclotron was founded December 2014 in San Francisco and hit the ground running. Just like a real cyclotron, it has accelerated in growth as a company and have expanded our growing team of engineers, branding specialists, and account managers. It started off helping some of the most innovative large and small companies local to us in the Bay Area. Since then, it has expanded up and and down the west coast, across the country, and internationally.
Shamrock Consulting Group
Paul Cooney, CEO Shamrock Consulting Group is a full service master agent in the telecommunications and IT consulting firm. Headquartered in Hermosa Beach, California, Shamrock was formed to provide the customer with the best pricing, service, and support in the telecommunications industry. Shamrock has access to 100+ carriers and helps companies in making the best selection for their business, without having to deal with countless sales reps. The company has the ability to work on either single location clients or companies with hundreds of global locations. 

Precision Nano Systems

James Taylor,

Co-founder & CEO

Precision NanoSystems’ proprietary NanoAssemblr™ Platform enables the rapid and controlled manufacture of nanomedicines (liposomes, lipid nanoparticles, polymeric nanoparticles). It enables controlled, bottom-up, molecular self-assembly of nanoparticles via custom-engineered microfluidic mixing cartridges that allow millisecond mixing of nanoparticle components at the nanolitre scale. Rapid mixing on a small scale allows reproducible control over particle synthesis. The NanoAssemblr Platform solves significant issues associated with incumbent nanoparticle manufacturing such as tuning for size. 

Sunny Gupta,

Co-Founder and CEO

Apptio transforms the way IT runs its business and makes decisions. With its cloud-based applications, IT leaders manage, plan and optimize their technology investments across on-premises and cloud. With Apptio, IT leaders become strategic partners to the business by demonstrating value of IT investments, accelerating innovation and shifting their technology investments from running the business to digital innovation.
Big Bang ERP
Gabriel Tupula, CEO Big Bang ERP is here to help you take full advantage of cloud-based ERP, CRM, MRP & ITSM solutions. It is Big Bang ERP‘s belief that all people, in every organization, should have a direct access to the information that enables them to do their best work, from anywhere, every day. We want to make that vision a reality for enterprises of all sizes and within a variety of industries.
Sanjay Beri, CEO Netskope is the leader in cloud security. We help the world’s largest organizations take full advantage of the cloud and web without sacrificing security. Its patented Cloud XD technology eliminates blind spots by going deeper than any other security provider to quickly target and control activities across thousands of cloud services and millions of websites. With full control from one cloud, its customers benefit from 360-degree data protection that guards data everywhere and advanced threat protection that stops elusive attacks. 
Amit Mehta, CEO Moblize started its journey with a SaaS platform, which is called the ProMPT. The platform was developed to create a consumer-like experience for the enterprise users. By using data analytics, the ProMPT platform was designed with a vision to make humans smarter, not machines. The platform collapses all inefficiencies in daily workflows so workers can spend time where it is truly needed – engineering. It applies machine intelligence on incoming raw data to provide actionable facts and support big judgment from big data making humans productive. 
Smart Wires, Inc.

Gregg Rotenberg,

CEO & President

Smart Wires solutions provide the first highly intelligent “valve” for transmission grids. Smart Wires designs and manufactures advanced power flow control solutions that dynamically increase or decrease line reactance. With these tools, utilities can push power away from congested lines on to underutilized paths and unlock the excess capacity that exists on their networks today. These solutions install quickly and can be easily relocated, providing the flexibility needed in today’s uncertain landscape. 
Madras Global
Fred Schuster, CEO Madras is a Global Brand Commerce Agency that helps clients drive Brand Transformation, Media Amplification and optimize through Content Automation. Powered by our proprietary technology platform, we provide creative solutions in our nearshore hubs of London and New York, then cost-effectively execute via our off-shore creative and production teams in Bangalore and Chennai. 
Andrew Dagnall, CEO Bettorlogic licence unique content software, including Livelogic, in-play bet stimulation for mobile and platform, and Nextbet which uses the Amazon recommendation principle but applied to betting. Also analyse customer betting behaviour to create profiles of players and thus offer more personalised content which has additional value to CRM and Marketing departments.
Matt Duesterberg, CEO OhmConnect's objective is to empower individuals to take charge of their energy use, enabling users to participate in wholesale demand response. The company's mission is straightforward: Simplifying energy through automation. It meets these goals through its energy-sharing service, which is a software platform that manages an individual’s energy to reduce the most carbon-intensive production of electricity on the grid.

Sunil Thomas,

CEO & Co-founder

CleverTap's mission is to help fast growing businesses grow faster. A mobile app is an interface that allows businesses to get a glimpse of who the users are, where they come from, what motivates them to perform a certain activity, what keeps them going over a period of time and what makes them leave your app. CleverTap helps you to build long-term valuable relationships with your customers by not only giving you access to behavioral analytics information in real-time but also providing an Engagement Platform that helps you reach your users via the right channel at the right time and with the most optimal message.
Octane Marketing

Adam Stone,

Co-founder & CEO

Octane is a marketing technology company that provides a state-of-the-art email, SMS & web-marketing platform. What it does, is help its clients engage better with their customers. It believes that with the right tools, any marketing campaign or project can get the desired results and be a success. So, it offers capable software, customized technological solutions to fit all your needs. It doesn’t however, believe in customer alienation and therefore are strong believers of best practices like opt-in lists. Its services and technologies help companies interactively communicate with their audiences online, without ever needing to spam them. 

Sacha Labourey,

CEO & Founder

CloudBees  is the hub of enterprise Jenkins and DevOps, providing companies with smarter solutions for accelerating software development and delivery. The company has taken Jenkins – the most trusted DevOps platform – and added enterprise-grade security, scalability, manageability and support, so companies have the fastest path from great ideas to impactful software.

Jeff Goldstein,


AcuPOLL has extensive experience helping clients succeed in new product and major marketing initiatives, at every step of the product development and marketing cycle. Of course, many of these steps are built upon deep understanding of the category and brand – habits, attitudes, demographics, usage profiles, shopping behaviors, schemas, or paradigms about needs and solutions, and more.

Taylor J. Crouch,

CEO & President

Organovo Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ: ONVO) designs and creates functional, three-dimensional human tissues for medical research and therapeutic applications. The Company is collaborating with pharmaceutical and academic partners to develop human biological disease models in three dimensions. These 3D human tissues have the potential to accelerate the drug discovery process, enabling treatments to be developed faster and at lower cost.
Hakdefnet GmbH
Michael A. Goedeker, CEO Not every company can afford to hire an IT-Security Officer. Every minute (like clockwork) new threats and risks are used to attack companies. Many victims are not aware of what happens to their private and confidential data after attacks. Hakdefnet offers its virtual Chief Security Officer as a way for small and midsize businesses to protect their data, information and company against unknown attacks.