Fast 50 2017: Recognizing South Florida companies

MIAMI, FL (August 18, 2017)

Congratulations to all the companies that made our Fastest-Growing 50 Companies lists.

The companies recognized showed sustained revenue growth from 2014 to 2016, and are ranked by percent growth of revenue in that time span. They are ranked in two lists: 25 companies with over $25 million in 2016 revenue and 25 with under $25 million in 2016 revenue.

The list featuring companies with over $25 million in revenue boasted one company that actually grew to over $1 billion. This group was once again led by construction or construction-related businesses, which had eight representatives, followed by technology companies with four and staffing agencies with three. Last year, this List featured 11 companies from the construction industry. Hayes Locums LLC is the youngest company on the List, founded in 2012, while City National Bank is the oldest (1946), but it’s still growing.

On the list that includes companies with under $25 million in revenue, the technology sector placed eight companies. Alturna-Tech led this group – but not only this group. The company topped the list of 50 companies, due to its impressive growth percentage. Founded in 2013 and the newest of those on both lists, the IT solutions provider appears to be rocketing to stardom.

Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Co., an accounting firm based in Miami, has been servicing clients since 1976 and has been around longer than any of the other companies listed on the under $25 million list. Aside from the tech companies, this list shows some diversity in that we have engineering companies, accounting firms and general contractors mixed in with specialty food importers, a landscaping company and a gourmet spice producer/processor.

This illustrates that our South Florida business community is as diverse as it is robust. The South Florida Fast 50 companies were feted at an August 17 awards ceremony at Miami’s Jungle Island. The event was sponsored by BankUnited, Comcast Business and Daskal Bolton. Associate sponsors were the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and Oasis Outsourcing.

Fastest-growing companies: Revenue over $25M

#4: The Revenue Optimization Companies

At a time when many are proclaiming the death of traditional retail stores, Brett Beveridge’s company sees it as an opportunity for growth.
Beveridge is the CEO of Revenue Optimization Companies, a retail services company that advises retailers on how to lower costs and increase revenues. It has four divisions, each focused on a different retail solution.

Revenues for the company increased 174 percent between 2014 and 2016, and totaled $62.88 million in 2016. The company currently has more than 2,000 full-time employees, Beveridge said. One segment of the Coral Gables-based company places T-ROC sales teams inside existing retail stores, such as Walmart, to help sell technology products, such as mobile phones and home security. Another area of focus is gathering and analyzing metrics for its clients on consumers through mystery shopping, customer surveys and compliance audits.

Beveridge, who previously founded specialty wireless retailer Let’s Talk Wireless & Cellular, said he noticed from past experience that big box-retailers oftentimes were not adept at selling electronic or high-tech products and services. His new company helps solve that challenge by focusing on individual customers’ needs and truly understanding the technology behind the product, he said. Beveridge said that he sees continued growth in the technology side of retail. “There are a lot of retailers that are struggling and our companies are set to drive revenues and decrease costs,” Beveridge said.

Inc. “500|5000” 2017

MIAMI (August 2017) – Inc. magazine has ranked The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC) No. 2319 and its subsidiary company, The Retail Outsource, No. 958 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The lists represent a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000. The Retail Outsource ranked #25 in Top Miami companies and is a 5-Time Inc. 5000 honoree.

“It is an honor to have two of our companies recognized by an established authority like Inc. and to be listed alongside many of the world’s leading and innovative companies,” says Brett Beveridge, President and CEO of The Revenue Optimization Companies and The Retail Outsource. “Our entire team is proud of this accomplishment and the efforts that went in to becoming the company we are today. 2017 has been a record year and we look forward to continued growth and expansion into new industries in the coming months and years.”

To learn more about T-ROC, visit www.trocglobal.com or follow the company on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. To learn more about The Retail Outsource, visit www.theretailoutsource.com.

About The Revenue Optimization Companies

The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC) is home to four sales solutions companies that enable clients to fulfill all of their sales performance needs. The Retail Outsource (TRO): an in and out of store sales performance management company; Mobile Insight (MI): real-time field reporting and business intelligence; The Consumer Insight (TCI): full-service customer experience analysis; and SYMBITS: managed IT services. Working in synergy, these four companies form a complete ecosystem for running, managing, and maximizing the productivity of institutional efforts. To learn more about T-ROC and its subsidiaries, visit www.trocglobal.com.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000:

Methodology

The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. 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 www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com.

EY Announces Brett Beveridge Of T-ROC Winner Of The Entrepreneur Of The Year®

MIAMI, FL (June 27, 2017) – Brett Beveridge, Founder & CEO of The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC), has been announced the winner of EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Florida. Beveridge is part of a group of leading entrepreneurs that were selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders. The winners were unveiled at a special gala on June 23, 2017 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida.

Beveridge won the Services category of the Florida program. T-ROC’s four independent companies provide a unique combination of solutions that can be used independently, but are most effective when used together. All of T-ROC’s solutions are designed to increase sales and reduce costs through the power of people and technology.

“I am truly honored and humbled to be recognized alongside such esteemed fellow entrepreneurs and I accept this award on behalf of the entire T-ROC family,” said Brett Beveridge, president and CEO of The Revenue Optimization Companies. “It has always been my passion to offer exceptional services and products to our clients, and this award is a testament to that dedication. I cannot alone take credit for all that our company has become, this honor is shared by myself and our outstanding team.”

The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Now in its 31st year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall National Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco in June 2018.

To learn more about The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC), visit www.trocglobal.com.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP in the US, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
For the Florida program, regional Platinum sponsors include PNC Bank and Vaco.

About The Revenue Optimization Companies

The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC) is home to four sales solutions companies that enable clients to fulfill all of their sales performance needs. The Retail Outsource (TRO): an in and out of store sales performance management company; Mobile Insight (MI): real-time field reporting and business intelligence; The Consumer Insight (TCI): full-service customer experience analysis; and SYMBITS: managed IT services. Working in synergy, these four companies form a complete ecosystem for running, managing, and maximizing the productivity of institutional efforts. To learn more about T-ROC and its subsidiaries, visit www.trocglobal.com.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy

About EY’s Growth Markets Network

EY’s worldwide Growth Markets Network is dedicated to serving the changing needs of high-growth companies. For more than 30 years, we’ve helped many of the world’s most dynamic and ambitious companies grow into market leaders. Whether working with international mid-cap companies or early stage, venture-backed businesses, our professionals draw upon their extensive experience, insight and global resources to help your business succeed. For more information, please visit us at ey.com/sgm or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

About EY

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T-ROC Wins at Business Journal 2017 Best Places to Work

MIAMI, FL (February 17, 2017)

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, South Florida Business Journal presented the 2017 Best Places to Work Awards, a program that celebrates excellence and employee satisfaction in the workplace. We are thrilled to announce that The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC), received the second-place award in the Large Company category.

“Our team dynamic and family approach to office culture has not only helped the company excel but has enabled our team to grow and become a powerful machine,” said Brett Beveridge, president and CEO of The Revenue Optimization Companies. “We provide excellent customer service for our clients across the country and that experience begins at home. We offer unique benefits and added values to our team members that encourages all of us to work hard together while also enjoying our personal lives.”

Awards were presented in three categories, Small (10 to 49 employees), Medium (50 to 99 employees) and Large (100 + employees) in a countdown format to the number one ranked company in each category. Each honoree company was presented with a custom plaque and invited up onto stage for photos. All honoree companies were notified in December and rankings were announced at the awards luncheon.

T-ROC is home to four sales solutions companies that enable clients to fulfill all of their sales performance needs:

• The Retail Outsource: an in and out of store sales performance management company

• Mobile Insight: real-time field reporting and business intelligence

• The Consumer Insight: full-service customer experience analysis

• SYMBITS: managed IT services

The four companies under the T-ROC umbrella provide a unique combination of solutions. These solutions can be used independently, but are most effective when used together. All of T-ROC’s solutions are designed to increase sales and reduce costs through the power of people and technology.

To learn more about The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC), visit www.trocglobal.com

About The Revenue Optimization Companies

The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC) is home to four sales solutions companies that enable clients to fulfill all of their sales performance needs. The Retail Outsource (TRO): an in and out of store sales performance management company; Mobile Insight (MI): real-time field reporting and business intelligence; The Consumer Insight (TCI): full-service customer experience analysis; and SYMBITS: managed IT services. Working in synergy, these four companies form a complete ecosystem for running, managing, and maximizing the productivity of institutional efforts. To learn more about T-ROC and its subsidiaries, visit www.trocglobal.com.

2017 Top Private Companies List (#53)


On Thursday, February 16, 2017, South Florida Business Journal presented the 2017 Best Places to Work Awards, a program that celebrates excellence and employee satisfaction in the workplace. We are thrilled to announce that The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC), received the second-place award in the Large Company category.

“Our team dynamic and family approach to office culture has not only helped the company excel but has enabled our team to grow and become a powerful machine,” said Brett Beveridge, president and CEO of The Revenue Optimization Companies. “We provide excellent customer service for our clients across the country and that experience begins at home. We offer unique benefits and added values to our team members that encourages all of us to work hard together while also enjoying our personal lives.”

Awards were presented in three categories, Small (10 to 49 employees), Medium (50 to 99 employees) and Large (100 + employees) in a countdown format to the number one ranked company in each category. Each honoree company was presented with a custom plaque and invited up onto stage for photos. All honoree companies were notified in December and rankings were announced at the awards luncheon.

T-ROC is home to four sales solutions companies that enable clients to fulfill all of their sales performance needs:

  • The Retail Outsource: an in and out of store sales performance management company
  • Mobile Insight: real-time field reporting and business intelligence
  • The Consumer Insight: full-service customer experience analysis
  • SYMBITS: managed IT services

The four companies under the T-ROC umbrella provide a unique combination of solutions. These solutions can be used independently, but are most effective when used together. All of T-ROC’s solutions are designed to increase sales and reduce costs through the power of people and technology.

To learn more about The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC), visit www.trocglobal.com

 

#2 – The Revenue Optimization Companies

30-second cocktail party pitch: Our company model is diverse, with lines of business focusing on wireless sales, repairs and IT technology that enables companies to be successful. Thereby the work is really interesting. When employees walk through the door, they are encouraged to think about what is possible and are required to challenge the norm and question why things are done in a certain manner.

Nothing is taboo or off limits in order to make the business stronger. Employees are expect to reimagine working in an environment that thrives in times of change and celebrates wins and understands losses as a team.

Employees come to realize it’s refreshing to work in a place where co-workers reach their hand out to help you be successful – and also to catch you when you are falling.

T-ROC continually hosts celebrations that bring employees together. The company’s monthly and annual awards recognize top performers and employees who truly embody the T-ROC culture.

The company’s diverse lines of national business allow talent to move to different projects and be exposed to various aspects of the business in order to grow their abilities.

Sometimes, the simplest changes drive employee satisfaction. A change from business casual to casual – including jeans – rocketed employee satisfaction and engagement. Last year, they also designed a new logo and brand. Employees came to understand the “why” behind company business strategies and how their work contributes to the bottom line. The experience also bolstered employee pride, says Leighann McGinnis, the company’s VP of people attraction and experience.

Company culture in five words: Entrepreneurial, customer focused, risk-takers, fun and non-bureaucratic.

Brett Beveridge won CEO of the Year 2016 for U.S.A.

Overview

Since 2010, Acquisition International Magazine’s annual awards have been highlighting the amazing work done by those firms and individuals whose ceaseless dedication to innovation, customer care and the continued growth and improvement of their businesses has seen them forge ahead of their competitors and raise the bar for performance and results in their industry.

About The Revenue Optimization Companies

Methodology

The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. 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 www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com.

Inc. Media Contact:
Drew Kerr
212-849-8250

2016 Software & Technology Awards: T-ROC won

Overview

In its second year, the 2016 Software & Technology Awards showcase the hard work and commitment of businesses, departments and individuals across the country who not only keep their clients at the top of their game, but also drive innovation and, potentially, change the way businesses operate for the better. Winners are selected by a voting process via the Corp America magazine website.

About The Revenue Optimization Companies

Methodology

The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. 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 www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com.

Inc. Media Contact:
Drew Kerr
212-849-8250

Inc. “500|5000” – T-ROC and TRO placed on the list

Overview

The Inc. 500|5000 recognizes the fastest growing companies in America. Making the Inc. 500|5000 list means that you’ve overcome the odds, that you are part of an elite group of companies at the top of their games. Only the very best are awarded the distinction of being named to the Inc. 500|5000, the gold standard of entrepreneurial success.

Deloitte’s “Technology Fast 500” – T-ROC won

Overvire

The Technology Fast 500 program recognizes corporate efforts in its annual ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in the United States and Canada. The program is based on percentage revenue growth and recognizes all areas of technology. Public and private companies are included.

South Florida Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work”

Overview

The Best Places to Work program highlights companies in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties whose operations are changing the business landscape. The South Florida Business Journal will profile companies that are doing their best to foster a great workplace. Last year, nearly 300 companies entered, and the top 40 were honored.

About The Revenue Optimization Companies

Methodology

The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. 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 www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com.

Inc. Media Contact:
Drew Kerr
212-849-8250