More than 500 executives joined SmartCEO in celebrating 60 of Greater Washington’s fastest-growing companies.
Washington SmartCEO and Headline Sponsor The Capitol Bay Group at Ameriprise Financial honored the 2016 Future 50 Award winners at a black-tie- optional awards ceremony on February 4, 2016 at the Hyatt Reston, Reston Town Center. Sixty Greater Washington companies were recognized for their fast growth based on a three-year average of employee and revenue numbers. In all, 50 mid-sized Future 50 companies and 10 small Emerging Growth companies were recognized in the program. The 2016 Future 50 winners collectively generate $2.31 billion in annual revenue and employ 8,712 individuals in the Greater Washington area.
“Ask any CEO and they’ll tell you that leading a fast-growing company is one of the most challenging and fun things an entrepreneur can do. Whether they’re just starting out or rapidly trying to scale an established operation, this year’s Future 50 winners have executed their growth visions year after year, created job opportunities and made our region a better place to work and live,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO Events. “There is nothing these amazing entrepreneurs can’t do if they put their minds to it. We honor them for their unwavering determination to rise above the rest and build the future of our region, our nation, and the world at large.”
More than 500 attended this year’s black-tie-optional awards gala at the Hyatt Reston, Reston Town Center to celebrate the winners and their achievements. The event kicked off with a cocktail reception and high-energy networking, followed by a video-packed awards ceremony and seated dinner. The evening and celebration culminated with dessert and additional networking.
About the Future 50 Awards
The Future 50 Awards program is the largest and most highly anticipated SmartCEO awards program of the year. This program recognizes 50 of the region’s fastest growing mid-sized companies and 10 small “Emerging Growth” companies. These companies represent the future of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success. The winners, chosen based on a three-year average of employee and revenue growth, are listed alphabetically, not ranked. The winners are profiled in the January/February issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at a black-tie-optional awards ceremony.
SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.