Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Lake Worth Beach, FL, August 17, 2021 – “Holy ****, we made the list! We made the Inc. 5000,” Deana Pizzo exclaimed to her husband and business partner, Jason Pizzo. Jason echoed her enthusiastic phrasing and added a wide smile!
The Pizzo’s are the founders of I.T. Solutions of South Florida, an award-winning Managed Service Provider based in Lake Worth Beach, FL. Deana serves as CEO of this certified woman-owned business and Jason leads the network engineering team as CIO.
Today, Inc. magazine revealed that I.T. Solutions of South Florida recorded 72% growth and placed number 4139 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
“This is definitely a bucket-list moment for our business,” Deana said. “In the 17 years since Jason and I started our business together in our living room with two small children, there were definitely times when making the Inc. 5000 list seemed like a far-off dream. I can’t believe the day is finally here.”
I.T. Solutions of South Florida is no stranger to prestigious awards. In the past year, the company was ranked in the Top 100 of global managed service providers by Channel Futures and was named the 2021 Small Business of the Year by the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Deana celebrated earning a spot on the South Florida Business Journal’s 2021 Influential Business Women list.
However, this is the first time, the company has been on the national stage for growth.
“I’d like to take a moment to thank my team for all their hard work and dedication to our clients and to our success as a company. We wouldn’t be realizing this dream without them,” Deana said.
Deana shied away from comparing the Inc. 5000 milestone to the other awards she and the company have earned. “Anytime you are recognized outside of your industry for leadership, generosity or growth, it is a real blessing,” she said.
Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc., which will be available on newsstands on August 20.
“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”
About I.T. Solutions of South Florida
I.T. Solutions of South Florida, Inc. is an award-winning Managed Service Provider in Palm Beach County, specializing in solving the unique I.T. and business challenges for small to medium size businesses. I.T. Solutions of South Florida serves a vast array of businesses from manufacturing to construction, schools, non-profit organizations, and can easily accommodate the needs of any professional service industry, including those with multiple locations and remote workers.
I.T. Solutions of South Florida was founded in 2004 and has become one of the Fastest Growing Technology Companies in South Florida. Their mission is to help businesses develop cost-effective solutions by implementing the proper technology to improve their bottom line. They deliver flat-rate I.T. implemented by a dedicated and professional staff. Along with providing superior service and utilizing cutting-edge technology, they also strive to make positive contributions to their local community.
Above all, serve wholeheartedly.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2020. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. There was one tie on this year’s Inc. 5000. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.
About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including web sites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Vision Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
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