T-ROC & TRO Both Rank on the Inc. 5000’s Fastest-growing Private Companies in America List

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Inc. magazine has ranked The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC) No. 1698 and its subsidiary company, The Retail Outsource (TRO), No. 642 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, 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. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. TRO also ranked No. 22 in Miami and No. 37 in the Retail industry on Inc.’s lists this year. T-ROC ranked No. 65 in Miami and No. 95 in Retail with a percentage growth of 269.9%.

“This marks the 8th time that T-ROC or one of its affiliates, The Retail Outsource and Mobile Insight, have been honored on the prestigious list.”

“The T-ROC and TRO families continue to come together and exceed expectations – I’m thrilled for the company and for all of our team members to be recognized for yet another year on the Inc. 5000 list,” says Brett Beveridge, President and CEO of T-ROC and TRO. “2018 marks four years of TRO making the list and three years of T-ROC being honored. We are extremely proud to be listed alongside such prestigious and well-known brands and companies from around the country. Congratulations to all fellow names on the list!”

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years. The companies are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands today, August 15.

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.

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 17 to 19, 2018, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, in San Antonio, Texas. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

To learn more about T-ROC, visit www.trocglobal.com or follow the company on FacebookTwitter 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.

About The Retail Outsource

The Retail Outsource (TRO) is a solutions provider and premier sales performance agency that specializes in retail consultation, startup operations, sales staffing & training, management, and outside sales. TRO fulfills sales performance needs from staffing and managing in-store kiosks to developing and delivering targeted sales training as well as deploying highly effective B2B outside sales teams. To learn more about TRO, visit www.theretailoutsource.com.

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

Methodology

The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 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 http://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. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 18,000,000 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 has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. 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/.

Contacts

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Tyler Sminkey, 786-390-8510
tyler@jwipr.com

T-ROC Expands Its Borders Internationally

 

MIAMI (May 7, 2018) – The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC) today announced its expansion to grow beyond the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico with the creation of a new division called T-ROC International. The global extension will bring products and services to countries where the company has not previously done business. A key factor in achieving this goal is the appointment of Alvaro Pozo as COO and general manager of T-ROC International. Pozo brings more than two decades of business development experience in the mobile, retail and consumer goods industries. His role will be integral to T-ROC’s continued expansion into international markets while focusing on mobile business management.

 

“T-ROC will become the international leader in outsourced sales and optimization services,” says Brett Beveridge, CEO and founder of T-ROC. “Moving into this new frontier requires skilled expertise; Alvaro’s knowledge and proficiency in international relations and business development make him an important asset to the T-ROC family.”

 

T-ROC’s international expansion will further develop on its established world-class and robust infrastructure and platforms, some of which are offered via Mobile Insight. Mobile Insight’s Vision™ and Engage™ application solutions make field sales teams more efficient and their overall reporting simpler – a tried and true success for clients that has yielded very competitive ROI.

 

“T-ROC’s retail solutions are ideally built to service international markets where businesses will thrive with its tools and services,” says Pozo. “We will highlight the importance of the customer experience and business process in the mobile space and beyond.”

 

T-ROC enables clients around the world to fulfill all of their sales performance needs with solutions that cover: in and out-of-store sales performance management, real-time field reporting and business intelligence, full-service customer experience analysis, managed IT services and much more. T-ROC’s services 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. Follow T-ROC on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

 

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.

T-ROC Adds Home Security To Its Growth Strategy

T-ROC, a supplier of third-party retail services, wants to bring its solutions to the under-utilized smart-home security category.

Founded in 2007 by Brett Beveridge, T-ROC (The Revenue Optimization Companies) encompasses four separate entities under its umbrella of services. Its Consumer Insight division provides mystery shopping and large-scale programs that need to be completed in a short period of time. For example, if the new version of a smartphone is launching, this division and its 15,000-worker network will visit 10,000 pints of distribution to reset displays and ensure the device is ready for representation.

Current and past clients include Jabra, Comcast, Cricket and Belkin.

Mobile Insight, meanwhile, is a software company that aids retailers with lead generation and employee tracking, while Symbits serves as IT support for small and medium retailers.

The fourth entity, the Retail Outsource, is the T-ROC business that aids retailers with everything from consulting and design, to store management and operation. It operates stores within stores, with 200 wireless kiosks in Walmart among its most high-profile gigs. Other past and present clients also include Apple, Macy’s, AT&T, T-Mobile and others.

T-ROC’s president/CEO Beveridge, who previously founded wireless specially retailers LetsTalk.com and Let’s Talk Cellular & Wireless, recently told TWICE the Retail Outsource doubled its sales from 2015 to 2016. With intentions of doubling that number again for 2017, the firm is launching a new omnichannel solution for retailers that educates consumers about home security. In addition to providing personalized consulting services on the floor and with a dedicated kiosk, T-ROC will even send employees to consumers’ homes to help them choose the best security systems. Noted Beveridge: “Being able to buy a smart home security solution in a store is impossible, unless it’s a DIY.”

Consumers will not be charged for the service — only the products they purchase — and, in some cases, neither will the retailers, Beveridge said. “We have a platform of different providers that will leverage retailers’ relationships,” said Beveridge, “or we have our own national agreements and can provide whole platform turnkey to the retailer.”

Also on tap as part of T-ROC’s growth strategy is a white-glove concierge screen-repair service for cellphones and tablets. Hoping to bring the profile of screen repair up a notch, the Retail Outsource will make house or business calls or even visit students at school. Pricing for a fix will range from $79 to $279, depending upon the phone model, and it will also repair batteries, camera lenses, charging and microphone ports, water damage and other issues.

The new services are slated to launch this month.

T-ROC Bringing Its Secret To The Rest Of Tech

T-ROC, which likes to refer to itself as the “best-kept secret for end-to-end retail enablement,” is expanding its service offerings to include the entire breadth of consumer electronics.

The company offers a spread of services as a retail outsourcer. Its Consumer Insight division provides focus groups and mystery shopping, while its Mobile Insight software division aids sellers with lead generation and employee tracking. It’s also able to help retailers with everything from consulting and design to store management and operation — including operating stores within stores. Past and present clients include Walmart, Apple, Macy’s, AT&T, T-Mobile and others.

T-ROC has a presence in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, with 4,800 W2 employees and a contingent workforce of over 15,000.

As part of its CE expansion, the company has brought on Laura Sorgenfrei as chief marketing officer, a new position for the company. Sorgenfrei will be tasked with leading the company in addressing the pain points of CE retailers and manufacturers, said T-ROC president/CEO Brett Beveridge in a recent call with TWICE, as well as how the company can develop products to address these issues.

Sorgenfrei has over two decades of industry experience, including product-launch experience and creating ROI program models. She helped launch retail in-store programs for such companies as Roku, Oculus, Beats by Dre, Parrot, Fossil and Nest, among others.

Last year T-ROC announced it was entering smart-home retail services, and has spent the last 12 months securing agreements with providers. The official launch date for the service is likely to be sometime this quarter, Beveridge said.

Meet Brett Beveridge of T-ROC in Coral Gables

 

Today we’d like to introduce you to Brett Beveridge.

Brett, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
During my senior year at the University of Miami in 1989, my friend and I started selling cell phones out of the back of a van. We would literally drive around and station ourselves in parking lots and businesses to sell cell phones, which were just becoming popular. In less than a year, we opened a retail store that became the largest independent mobile wireless retailer in the country at that time. Within seven years, my partners and I took that company public and sold it to Nextel. Start-ups felt natural to me, and I decided to keep going. During my time in the retail industry, I recognized many problems, particularly at big-box retailers where consultative sales people aren’t equipped to help customers understand and choose the latest in technology such as cell phones and rate plans. That sparked the idea to start The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC), a parent company that houses four, stand-alone companies that each focus on a specific retail solution. I’ve now founded ten award-winning companies, and we assist the world’s most reputable companies and brands such as Apple, Walmart, T-Mobile, Comcast and many more.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I think any entrepreneur will tell you that the road to success is never easy — you’re always going to have struggles and that’s how you learn, evolve and become better. I made the risky decision from the very beginning to stay independent and use my own money to start companies, even personally guaranteeing heavy bank loans because I believed in what we were doing. My first project came in 2007 — one year before the recession hit — so it was a grueling balancing act of gaining customers, losing customers and working very hard to find new customers. During that time, I didn’t take a paycheck, kept the company lean, and worked hard for new sales opportunities. I learned to speak “recession” language and landed clients by saving them money, while offering them more efficient ways to operate.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about The Revenue Optimization Companies – what should we know?
The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC) houses four, stand-alone companies that each focus on a specific retail solution. We spend every waking hour finding ways to dramatically grow your revenue and reduce your costs through a unique combination of people and innovative technology. We’re best known for selling complicated stuff that we make easy for consumers to understand. I think of it like a doctor prescribing the best medicine for a patient: We prescribe solutions, which are the best technologies for your personal needs.

When it comes to what sets us apart, unlike other competitors, we own and operate our stores, which keeps us sharp and on top of what’s happening in our space. This allows us to help other companies run their stores more efficiently too.

One of my proudest accomplishments is that four companies that I’ve founded have now been recognized on the Inc. 500/5000 annual list of the fastest growing private companies a total of six times, including two companies in 2016. South Florida Business Journal has also recognized T-ROC as one of the best places to work three times, and I’m honored that our people love working with us. We’ve promoted more than a 110 people this year, with more to come!

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Businesses like mine can be started anywhere because we are servicing national clients on a national basis. If you’re starting a company here, my advice is to make sure you can attract the right talent at the leadership level. While Miami does not have an overage of large businesses like New York, Los Angeles or Atlanta, our city does have a lot of support and ingredients for startups and entrepreneurs. The UM Life Science & Technology Park has incubators in it and there are community centers where inspiring entrepreneurs or startups can exchange ideas, network and create partnerships. Miami is a vibrant breeding ground for different talents, cultures and points of view, which leads to entrepreneurship.

EY Celebrates YPO Members Through Entrepreneur Of The Year Program

 

 

In the business of celebrating mold-breakers, EY announced its list of 2017 U.S. regional and category winners in its 31stannual Entrepreneur of the Year® awards. In total, 35 U.S. members of YPO made the list with Asif Ramji, President and CEO of Paymetric in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, taking top honors as EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 US in the Financial Services category. EY is YPO’s Strategic Learning Advisor.

“I am honored to receive this prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year national award by EY,” says Ramji who began with Paymetric in 2009 as the Chief Revenue Officer when the company was losing millions. “I want to share this recognition with the Paymetric team for all of the innovative work that is done each day.” Ramji changed Paymetric’s business model from licensed software to a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription. Within 18 months, Paymetric transformed every client from licensed software purchaser to monthly recurring subscriber — generating monthly recurring revenue. The company’s client base tripled and it began to turn a profit.

The following U.S. YPO members were recognized by EY as U.S. regional winners:

Central Midwest: Marty Bicknell, CEO and President, Mariner, Overland Park, Kansas, USA

Central Midwest: David Lockton, Executive Chairman, Lockton Companies, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Central Texas: Sean Greenberg, Co-Owner, Pluckers Wing Bar, Austin, Texas, USA

Central Texas: Mike Howard, Chairman and CEO, Howard Energy Partners, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Central Texas: Travis Wilson, President and Co-CEO, Noonday Collection, Austin, TX

Florida: Brett Beveridge, Founder and CEO ,The Revenue Optimization Companies, Coral Gables, Florida, USA

Florida: Adriana Cisneros, CEO, Cisneros, Miami, Florida, USA

Florida: Shari Dingle Costantini, CEO, Avant Healthcare Professionals, Casselberry, Florida, USA

Florida: Sal Nunziata, Co-CEO and Managing Director, FBC Mortgage LLC, Orlando Florida, USA

Greater Los Angeles: Chris Herbert, CEO, TrackR, Santa Barbara California, USA

Greater Los Angeles: Tracy Holland, CEO, HATCHBEAUTY Products, LLC, Los Angeles, California, USA

Greater Los Angeles: Bryce Maddock, Co-Founder and CEO, TaskUs, Austin, Texas, USA

Greater Philadelphia: Nick Bayer, Founder and CEO, Saxbys, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Gulf Coast: Michael L. Soper, President and CEO, Legacy Funeral Group, LLC, Houston, Texas, USA

Maryland: Ashton Newhall, Co-founder and Managing General Partner, Greenspring Associates, Owings Mills, Maryland, USA

Mid-Atlantic: Ashish Kachru, Chairman and CEO, Altruista Health, Reston, Virginia, USA

Mountain Desert: Andrew Cousin, CEO, Circle Graphics, Longmont, Colorado, USA

Mountain Desert: Elia Wallen, CEO, Travelers Haven & Hotel Engine, Denver, Colorado, USA

New England: Ben Shaw, Founder and CEO, Vets First Choice, Portland, Maine, USA

New Jersey: Jay Ruparel, Co-Founder and CEO, Azure Knowledge Corporation, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA

New Jersey: Rick Taketa, President and CEO, York Risk Services Group, Inc.  Newport Beach, California, USA

New York: Ken Colao, President and CEO, CNY Group, New York City, New York, USA

Northern California: Kara Goldin, Founder and CEO, hint, inc. San Francisco, California, USA

Northern California: George Kurtz, Co-founder and CEO, CrowdStrike, Sunnyvale, California, USA

Northern California: Sam Shank, CEO HotelTonight, San Francisco, California, USA

Ohio Valley: Beau Necco, CEO, NECCO, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

San Diego: David Gilbert, Founder and CEO, National Funding, San Diego California, USA

Southwest: Sulman Ahmed, CEO and Founder, Deca Dental Group, Dallas, Texas, USA

Southeast: Bill Smith, Founder and CEO, Shipt, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Southeast: Satya Tiwari, President, Surya, White, Georgia, USA

Southwest: Aaron Graft, Founder, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Triumph Bancorp, Inc., Dallas, Texas, USA

Upper Midwest: Ben Gray, CEO, Creative Apparel Concepts, Inc., Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA

Western Penn and West: Jeff Broadhurst, President and CEO, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Western Penn and West: Patrick Cozzens, President, Modern Transportation Services, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

>> Learn more about the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program 

Transforming sales teams through Workplace by Facebook

MIAMI, FL (Nov 10, 2017

Based in Coral Gables, Florida,The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC) enables its clients to fulfill their sales performance needs through a variety of retail sales solutions. It has seen 264% growth over the last three years.

 

80%

of the company is connecting in Workplace

97%

are getting answers fast using Workchat

 

“We have four divisions and numerous projects within each. Workplace has increased awareness among employees about what we do and realize the opportunity here for career growth.”

Page Valgora, Director of Sales Enablement, T-ROC

Discovering a better way
With its mainly millennial workforce, T-ROC found Workplace to be the perfect solution to connect its employees: it’s easy to implement, requires no training and uses the Facebook platform young professionals are familiar with.

Page Valgora, Director of Sales Enablement explained: “We wanted employees to be active in the T-ROC community, contributing ideas, learning best practices and sharing successes.”

Now everyone at T-ROC is using Workplace—from the CEO, to administrative assistants. Specifically, Work Chat has become integral to its sales operations and enablement. It instantly connects employees through mobile or desktop to get answers, send files, or conduct video calls.

“When sales staff working independently in the field need answers fast, Work Chat is their lifeline,” said Page.

How Workplace helped
The impact of Work Chat on T-ROC’s sales team can be seen across the entire company’s operations. The organization has become more agile, allowing for spontaneous and lively dialogue on new ideas, products and campaigns that bring employees closer.

A national team of T-ROC employees represent a large wireless carrier advocating their brand while supporting and training their big box retail stores. Part of the job requires setting up displays for the brands they’re representing. To encourage quality setup, T-ROC leadership devised an impromptu contest, asking employees to share a photo of their display in a Workplace Group. The employee with the best display would win a gift card.

Employees participated enthusiastically. The contest increased team morale and gave leadership a new method to align teams on sales best practices. CEO and President, Brett Beveridge describes these activities as “a great way to make an immediate impact and drive the behaviors or productivity we want.”

The contest was executed in 48 hours, eliciting comments, gif-filled responses, and hundreds of reactions. This dynamic experience would not have been possible with email.

Results
With more than 80% of employees using Workplace and 97% using Work Chat, Workplace has helped T-ROC remain agile, and increase productivity and knowledge sharing between its sales teams.

Next, T-ROC plans to explore integrations with Workplace bots to automate and make processes efficient. In particular, it wants to use a “thanks bot” to make employee recognition easier and transparent.

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.

T-Mobile abre su primera tienda en Cidra

CIDRA, PR (July 18, 2017)

En pleno desafío del clima socioeconómico del País, T-Mobile Puerto Rico unió esfuerzos con su socio de negocio Mobile Store Operators (MSO) para hacer realidad la apertura de la primera tienda T-Mobile en Cidra.

Localizada en la Carretera PR 172 en Plaza Cidra, la apertura de la tienda supone una inversión de aproximadamente $400,000 y la creación de cerca de 25 empleos directos, indirectos e inducidos.

Es la primera tienda T-Mobile en Cidra y la #11 operada por MSO en Puerto Rico con el alcance de servir a clientes de pueblos vecinos como Aguas Buenas, Aibonito, Comerío, Caguas y Cayey.

“Es un orgullo llegar a Cidra y servir a nuestros clientes del centro de la Isla. Con cada apertura no sólo acercamos nuestros productos y servicios de calidad a más personas; también estimulamos la economía local mediante la inversión, la creación de empleos y la actividad económica. El apoyo de nuestros clientes y la confianza que ellos depositan en nuestra marca son las razones principales que motivan nuestro plan de crecimiento en el mercado, siempre a favor de Puerto Rico”, comentó Buddy White, gerente general de MSO.

La nueva tienda T-Mobile en Cidra cuenta con un espacio de 1,800 pies cuadrados. Su diseño moderno provee áreas más cómodas y a la misma vez un servicio personalizado para los clientes.