AtTask Ranked on Inc. 5,000's List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America
OREM, Utah – September 5, 2007 — AtTask, Inc., the leading provider of on–demand project management software, has earned a spot on Inc. 5,000’s list, which celebrates the fastest growing private companies in America.
Loren Feldman, Editor for Inc.com, said, “By being a part of this monumental achievement, [AtTask] represents not only the future of business but also the future of our country.”
CEO of AtTask, Inc., Scott Johnson, agrees. “Inc.com’s Inc. 5,000 list demonstrates that the power of entrepreneurial companies in the U.S. is growing. It really is an honor to be among the private U.S. companies represented on this list.”
Making the Inc. 5,000 list is “no small feat,” according to John Koten, CEO and Editor–in–Chief of Mansueto Ventures. “Building one of America’s fastest growing private companies is something [these companies] can be deeply proud of,” he said. He encouraged the companies who made the list to “celebrate” and “take time out to pat [your]selves on the back.”
Best known for its Inc. 500 list, 2007 marked the inaugural year of Inc.com’s Inc. 5,000 list. To compile the list, Inc.com enlisted the help of more than 70 researchers, reporters, editors, and interns, as well as dozens of business organizations and trade associations. The list of 5,000 companies represents only a small sliver of the seven million companies in the U.S. that have employees, making those on the list very elite.
“It is great to see how our customer–focused approach is driving our business success,” said Burke Alder, Marketing Manager at AtTask. “Our customers are always number one.”
AtTask, Inc., was founded in 2001 by Scott Johnson, an entrepreneur who has been involved in enterprise business consulting and solutions development since 1992. Johnson’s mission was to place business intelligence tools in the hands of executives and make team–collaboration accessible to the front line. Under his leadership, AtTask has become a well–known competitor in the project management space. The uniqueness of the AtTask solution is, in part, due to its ideal of organizational management and process implementation, which is a reflection of Johnson’s own management ideas.
Profitable in its first year, AtTask has continued to grow, doubling its size in just the last eight months. In June 2007, AtTask received $7 million in equity funding from OpenView Venture Partners, a venture capital investment firm based in Boston. The move marked the first outside funding to be obtained by AtTask, Inc., and is being used for global and domestic market development.
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About AtTask, Inc.
AtTask (www.attask.com) is the leading provider of on–demand project and portfolio management software. Its flagship product, AtTask, places business intelligence tools in the hands of executives and makes team–collaboration accessible to the front line. Its platform independent and multi–lingual solution is increasing efficiency and productivity for Fortune 500 companies across the globe. AtTask's clients include Adobe, CBS, Johnson & Johnson, Chevron, Fujitsu, Hanes, HBO, Hitachi, GE, McDonalds, Toyota, UCLA, and Walt Disney.