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SAN DIEGO, California - September 16, 2015 - Susan Stone, CEO of Blue Tech Inc., was ranked 11th among the Top 50 Women Entrepreneurs in America for 2015 by Inc. Magazine. The list reflects the top 50 fastest-growing private companies led by women, as ranked by revenue growth, generated from the 2015 Inc. 5000 companies. Blue Tech's sales were $205.5 million in 2014, an increase of $99.7 million over the preceding three year period.
Susan, the mother of three daughters, is proud to support the expansion of opportunity for women in the highly competitive and constantly changing world of Information Technology. “To be in a position to offer insights and encouragement to future female leaders in the business world is one of the best benefits from the success of hard work. I am excited about the contributions that will be made by the next generation of women entrepreneurs,” according to Susan in a recent conversation on this prestigious recognition.
In addition to this year's honor, for the 9th year Blue Tech placed on the Inc. 5,000 list of the nation's fastest growing privately held companies. This year Blue Tech ranked # 3,442 due to achieving a 94% growth rate over the prior three years. Blue Tech's first appearance on the list was in 2006, ranking #243 with a three year growth of 525.5%. Blue Tech is among a small group of companies that have appeared on the list at least 9 times.
About the Impact 50 List. The Inc. Impact 50 measures absolute revenue growth from 2011 to 2014 among Inc. 5000 companies run by women. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011. Additionally, they have to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries of other companies--as of December 31, 2014. The minimum required 2011 revenue is $100,000.
To see the full slide show of the Top 50 Women Entrepreneurs, visit http://www.inc.com/magazine/201510/ss/inc-staff/impact-50.html