Company Of The Month

  • Covelli Enterprises

    Covelli Enterprises was founded in 1959 by Albert Covelli and its first restaurant was McDonald's. There have been many changes at Covelli since 1959, specifically the restaurants in its portfolio but the values have stayed constant. The firm still emphasizes treating customers and employees with respect and dignity. In addition, Covelli makes giving back to the community a priority. We recently spoke with Albert's son and current CEO Sam Covelli about the company's history and the changes going on in the restaurant industry.   Read More >
  • InvitedHome

    When you think about renting a home for vacation, do you really know what to expect? Are the pictures of the property accurate? Will the property be as advertised? InvitedHome is taking the guessing out of the equation for vacation rentals by bringing consistency to the industry. Founded in 2013 by Michael Joseph, Tom Feldhusen, and Henry Parry-Okeden, InvitedHome has been growing rapidly since its inception. It was recently ranked the 28th fastest growing company in America on the Inc. 5000 2015 List with a three year growth rate of over 8,000%. We recently spoke with Co-Founder Henry Parry-Okeden about InvitedHome and its tremendous growth. 

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  • Marketo

    Digital marketing shouldn’t be strictly for large firms; it should be accessible for small and medium- sized firms as well. Marketo believes this to be true and saw a need for marketing solutions tailored to middle market companies and small businesses. In 2006, the company was founded by Phil Fernandez, Jon Miller and David Morandi, who had all previously worked together at Epiphany.

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  • Act-On: Marketing Automation for the Real World

    Act-On was founded on the idea that marketers (in businesses of all sizes), particularly at midmarket companies, should be able to have access to technology to directly drive business. Prior to Act-On’s creation in 2008, marketing technology solutions were designed for large enterprises with well-resourced IT departments, not for the marketer. Act-On's fresh approach to marketing automation and email marketing provides full functionality without the complexity imposed by legacy systems. We spoke with CEO Raghu Raghavan to find out more about the rapidly growing business and the red-hot industry they operate in.

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  • minuteKEY: Revolutionizing the Key Industry

    Founded in 2008, minuteKEY has rapidly transformed the key-cutting industry. minuteKEY combines robotics and software engineering to provide consumers the first self-service key duplication kiosk. Each machine is highly accurate and user-friendly, ensuring each customer walks away satisfied and with a working key duplicate. In 2014, Inc. Magazine ranked minuteKEY 11 on the annual Inc. 5000 list for growing privately held companies. We recently spoke with Chris Lohmann, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, about minuteKEY’s unique perspective as a middle market company. ‚Äč  Read More >
  • Synacor

    When a customer logs in to his or her Verizon FiOS TV webpage, a new fresh homepage with integrated video and the latest news will be displayed. In addition, consumers will be able to access their TV programing from virtually anywhere in the world on any device connected to the internet. This experience is made possible by Synacor. The new platform will be rolled out to the rest of Synacor’s customers in 2015. We were interested in Synacor’s history and its new platform, so we spoke with George Chamoun, Founder and President of Sales & Marketing, and a former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

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  • KRAVE Jerky

    In 2014, Inc. Magazine ranked KRAVE Jerky 4th on its Top Food & Beverage Companies list as part of its annual Inc. 5000 list.  With approximately 60 employees and nearly $35M in revenues, this middle market company has transformed the jerky industry. With flavors like Basil Citrus, Black Cherry Barbecue, and Lemon Garlic, it’s no wonder KRAVE has experienced double digit revenue growth over the past three years. To learn more about this unique company, the National Center for the Middle Market spoke with KRAVE’s Founder & CEO Jon Sebastiani.

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  • SeatGeek

    Founded in 2009, SeatGeek is rapidly becoming one of the most widely used platforms to purchase sport, concert and theater tickets, largely due to their initial focus on creating a mobile experience for their customers that far surpasses their competitors. By the end of 2014 the company expects to bring in more than $160 million in sales; not bad for a company that is just over five years old. To learn more about this “growth champion” the National Center for the Middle Market sat down with SeatGeek co-founder Russ D'Souza.  Read More >
  • Edible Arrangements: A Fresh Take on Customer Relationships

    When it comes time to celebrate life’s big occasions – be it a birthday, graduation, or anniversary – more customers are turning to Edible Arrangement’s unique selection of fresh fruit bouquets and fruit dipped in gourmet chocolate. What started as a small side-offering for a local floral shop in 1999 has evolved into a business with $500 million in sales a year. And Edible Arrangements isn’t done growing yet. The company recently launched Edible to Go, a line of fresh fruit drinks and snacks for the everyday occasion.  Read More >
  • Metem: Energizing the Economy and Advanced Manufacturing

    As the world moves toward greater use of natural gas for electricity generation, giant turbine engine manufacturers are continually pursuing more efficient, cleaner, and productive turbines for power plants.

    The mission of Metem Corporation is to help make these engines run hotter and longer, thereby producing more power with lower emissions. Metem achieves this through highly engineered processes that drill cooling holes into turbine engine parts, to provide targeted, precise airflow. This increases the life and efficiency of the turbine engines and contributes to lower energy costs and emissions.

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  • Omelet: Flipping the Traditional Agency Model Upside-down

    Since the company was founded back in 2004, Omelet has quickly established itself as an agency of the future. HBO, Walmart, and Whole Foods are just some of the impressive clients that are now turning towards Omelet to create breakthrough messaging that resonates with consumers. With a team of over 100 creative minds based out of Los Angeles, Omelet has created some memorable work, from a television spot with Aaron Paul for Xbox One to an experiential campaign to promote the new season of VEEP.  Read More >
  • Topgolf: Middle Market Sports & Entertainment Superstar

    2014 Readers' Choice Award for The Best Family Entertainment by Star Local Media in Allen, TX and named to Inc.’s 2013 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies, Topgolf has transformed the game of golf. As their website states it truly is “like drinks with your best buddies, the weekly poker night, a Sunday tee-time, playing Wii with the kids, and the best date you’ve ever had – all rolled into one.”  Read More >

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