VALiNTRY Ranked as 480th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500?

  11/11/19    Posted in News

As one of only 16 Florida companies to make this year’s list,?VALiNTRY is proud to announce that we ranked No. 480 on Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500?, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies in North America now in its 25th year.

VALiNTRY grew 180% to make the prestigious list and was ranked No. 202 on the Technology Fast 500? in 2018. Overall, 2019 Technology Fast 500? companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 166 percent to 37,458 percent from 2015 to 2018, with median growth of 439 percent.

Our CEO, Daryl Dixon, credits the company’s V-FiTT technology, putting clients first, and the dedication of the VALiNTRY team as the primary catalysts for the company’s continued revenue growth. He said, “We believe that technology, when applied responsibly, creates jobs, drives profitability and improves the state of the world. At VALiNTRY, we are fueled by technology and driven by people who are inspired by the unique mission of our clients. Our dedication to these beliefs helped us to develop the powerful V-FiTT technology and has accelerated the growth of not only VALiNTRY but of our clients as well. It is truly an honor for our values and efforts to once again be recognized by Deloitte through our inclusion in the Technology Fast 500 list.”

“As technology innovation trends towards ‘everything as a service,’ it’s no surprise that software companies dominate the winners list yet again this year,” said Mohana Dissanayake, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, an industry leader for technology, media, and telecommunications, within Deloitte’s audit and assurance practice. “What’s exciting about celebrating 25 years of the Tech Fast 500 is we now have a quarter-century of innovation stories to draw and reflect upon. These are the companies that push boundaries, help organizations become more efficient and productive, and ultimately enable businesses to drive growth and revenue. We congratulate all the well-deserving winners.”

About Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500?
Now in its 25th year, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech?companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2015 to 2018.
In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $US50,000, and current-year operating revenues of at least $US5 million. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.

About VALiNTRY
Founded in 2013, VALiNTRY uses its deep knowledge of the Healthcare, IT, Financial and Accounting industries as well as Salesforce expertise to deliver innovative solutions that help clients reduce complexity, increase efficiency, and drive business growth. The firm is also unique as one of the few Salesforce Registered Consulting Partners that also provides staffing services.

With three offices across the U.S. and one of the largest independent resume databases in North America, VALiNTRY can deliver a breadth and depth of qualified, professional U.S.-based talent that is rarely matched in any industry. The firm’s client list includes organizations that range from large hospital networks and global entertainment companies to other technology startups and not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations. To learn more about VALiNTRY’s services, please visit our websites: Salesforce consulting & staffing (www.VALiNTRYcrm.com), Information Technology consulting & staffing (www.VALiNTRYtechnology.com), or Finance & Accounting and CPA staffing (www.VALiNTRYfinancial.com).

About Deloitte
Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”), its network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) does not provide services to clients. In the United States, Deloitte refers to one or more of the US member firms of DTTL, their related entities that operate using the “Deloitte” name in the United States and their respective affiliates. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting. Please see www.deloitte.com/about to learn more about our global network of member firms.

VALiNTRY Achieves Rare Honor with Its Third Consecutive Ranking on the Inc. 5000 – Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

  8/14/19    Posted in Business Consulting IT Consulting IT Staff Augmentation News

Firm Ranks No. 2229 in 2019 based on Three-Year Revenue Growth!

Inc. magazine today revealed that VALiNTRY is No. 2229 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, 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. VALiNTRY joins Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names who also gained national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“We are extremely proud to once again be honored by Inc. magazine as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies,” said CEO Daryl Dixon. “Only one in eight companies who make the list are able to stay there for three years or more so, as one of the highest-ranking companies in Central Florida, we are excited to be a part of such a dynamic group of growth-minded entrepreneurs.”

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com) been very competitive within their markets, but the entire list shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.

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.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

As a Salesforce? registered consulting partner and a Google and Microsoft Partner, VALiNTRY was also recently honored as one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500?, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, life sciences, telecommunications, and energy tech companies in North America. Other recent achievements include:

  • Orlando Business Journal’s Fast 50 (2018, 2019) – a list of the fastest-growing private companies headquartered in Central Florida
  • Orlando Business Journal’s Best Places to Work contest (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) – where VALiNTRY was the highest-scoring company in its size category for the second year in a row in 2019

About VALiNTRY

Founded in 2013, VALiNTRY uses its deep knowledge of the Healthcare, IT, Financial and Accounting industries as well as Salesforce expertise to deliver innovative solutions that help clients reduce complexity, increase efficiency, and drive business growth. The firm is also unique as one of the few Salesforce Registered Consulting Partners that also provides staffing services.

With three offices across the U.S. and one of the largest independent resume databases in North America, VALiNTRY can deliver a breadth and depth of quality professional U.S.-based talent that is rarely matched in any industry. The firm’s client list includes organizations that range from large hospital networks and global entertainment companies to other technology startups and not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations. To learn more about VALiNTRY’s services, please visit our websites: Salesforce consulting & staffing (www.VALiNTRYcrm.com), Information Technology consulting & staffing (www.VALiNTRYtechnology.com), or Finance & Accounting and CPA staffing (www.VALiNTRYfinancial.com).

About Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Methodology

The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 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 20,000,000 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/.

4 Job Strategies for 2019 So You’re Prepared, Stand Out, and Get Hired

  1/3/19    Posted in News

It’s a new year and the old ways of finding that next great job are so 2018. And let’s be honest, modern job searches are turbulent rides full of twists and turns with no magic pill that guarantees hiring success. Also, whether you love your job or hate it, it most assuredly is stamped with an expiration date. So with unemployment at historic lows and the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing the average employee tenure steady at 4.2 years since 2016, how do you successfully land your next role? Fear not, VALiNTRY is here to help with 4 job strategies for 2019 that will help you be prepared, stand out, and get hired faster.

 

1. Ramp Up Your Networking

 

With the convergence of social networking, remote work, and increased competition for fewer available roles, a strong personal network will be one of the top drivers for the most sought-after roles in 2019. The best networks never exist by accident.

What is a Network in 2019?

A quality network takes effort and must be mutually beneficial for both parties. But before you start trying to grow and cultivate your network, it is vital to figure out exactly what you are looking for in both a job and a connection. Next, create a list of the people you know with industry knowledge or are connected with someone in the industry or the company you’re interested in and reach out to them first. You can further expand that list by finding recruiters and headhunters that work in your target industries and treat them as you would any other member of your network.

Many people make the mistake of only talking to contacts when they need them but the most successful networkers regularly and actively engage the contact about their needs as well. This creates a strong bond that makes them more willing to support your job search efforts with suggestions, references and insight.

How does that work? Schedule phone time, invite them to lunches, and ask for brief meet ups to stay up to date on what’s new in their workplace while sharing what’s going on in your current company. This will allow them to see how you could help their company grow and it gives you the opportunity request introductions to others they know. You should also learn who they are personally and what common interests you share. For example, if you and a reference are both sports fans, invite them to your Super Bowl party or offer them the extra ticket you snagged for the game this weekend.

Get Out There

Trying to break into a new industry or prefer to make the initial connection face to face? Industry conferences, conventions, and events are also great ways to help you reach beyond your personal network to identify and connect with lots of professionals from a particular industry all in one place. You can find many event listings by joining industry groups on LinkedIn or simply googling your industry and conventions.

 

Pro Tip: If you are unemployed or don’t want to use your current business card in your job search, create a personal business card that you can provide new contacts from a service like Vistaprint or Moo. Be sure to include your name, email, cell number your website / blog (if you have one) and your LinkedIn profile. Also consider listing a couple of key professional points about yourself that will help people remember you.

 

Look Beyond Just People

Don’t just connect with people either. Find the companies you want to work for and actively engage with them on social media. Liking and sharing their posts as well as connecting with current employees both on and offline will make you much more of a known quantity when you apply for the job.

 

2. Familiarize Yourself with the Latest Recruitment Tools

Over the last few years, the application process has become lengthier and more complicated. Many companies now incorporate behavioral assessments while Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and video chat interviews are now the norm instead of the exception. Some HR departments and recruiters, like VALiNTRY, are even leveraging artificial intelligence to find the best candidates or using facial recognition to analyze a job seeker’s body language. If you haven’t been in “the game” for a while these might be intimidating developments but, if you’re prepared, they are nothing to worry about.

Understand Artificial Intelligence

AI is still in its infancy when it comes to job searches but VALiNTRY uses it to help us expand and grow our exclusive database of over 3 million qualified candidates that helps us find the best group of candidates for a particular role usually within 48 hours. We recommend that when you apply for a job, you first use a service like Jobscan to review your resume and determine if the major Applicant Tracking Systems and AI tools will see your skills for what they are.

Create a Digital Portfolio

A well-crafted resume with impressive experience is no longer enough to help you stand out in a crowd. Hiring managers and recruiters want to see samples and results from your previous work and having that readily available via digital platforms like social networks or a personal webpage helps you put your money where your mouth is. This also gives you a chance to let your personality shine through and gives the hiring manager or recruiter an indication of how you might fit into the workplace culture. So, tell your story in an authentic but professional way that demonstrates what you’ve learned and accomplished over the course of your career.

 

Pro Tip: If you don’t have a personal site yet, register a professional URL (e.g. your first and last name) to create a domain that’s uniquely you and don’t forget to include that link in your resume, email signature and networking cards!

 

Start Texting

Hiring Millennials has made text messaging increasingly popular with recruiters. It’s a way to quickly touch base without your message getting lost in someone’s inbox or trying to find a convenient time to chat live. You should always be ready to respond quickly to requests for assessments, interviews, applications, etc. via text. And remember that, even though this is texting, always respond in a professional manner and NEVER send text messages without first proofing for spelling, grammar or other errors!

 

3. Consider the Intangibles

Everyone looks at pay rates and insurance coverages, but the smart job seeker in 2019 also looks at the intangibles. They don’t view a new role as a transaction or an inconvenience. They see a job as an integral aspect of their lives that helps them infuse what matters most to them into their careers.

Examine Culture Fit

Cultural fit is increasingly as important as traditional standards such as compensation and work/life balance. Remember this job will be a place where you spend a majority of your waking hours so if you are an extrovert who likes lots of personal interaction, you might want to reconsider a role where the entire team consists of introverts who despise even speaking to other humans. Being able to integrate with your new team will be crucial to your success so conduct research on sites like Glassdoor, ask your network and certainly grill the hiring manager / recruiter about what personality will best fit the role.

Do Your Values Match?

Another way to stand out and get the job is if you understand a company’s values and you can clearly demonstrate that you share them. You’ll also fit better into the organization and stay longer if you have this common foundation. These days, it’s not hard to discover a company’s values online and it’s getting easier to find out if they actually live them through social media, news sites and other sources.

 

Pro Tip: Need help discerning a company’s values? Start with the firm’s website, specifically the “About Us” and “News” pages, then dig into their Glassdoor reviews. This should give you a sense of what they value and how they express their values and will give you the ability to share how your values intersect during the interview process.

 

4. Keep Doing the Things That Work

Dump Your Generic Resume

Resumes customized for each new opportunity are hardly new, but you’d be surprised at how many job seekers still rely on the one-size-fit-all approach. If you want to beat the competition and land that job, you’ve got to handcraft each resume to ensure the recruiter / hiring manager (and many times the ATS) can tell you are a great candidate.

Show Your Value

Regardless of whether you customize or not, having a resume that doesn’t show measurable results won’t impress anyone. If you want the hiring manager to take you seriously, quantify your accomplishments instead of leaving them subjective. Hard data will make you stand out and helps the reader to see the value you’ll bring to the role.

Learn to Negotiate

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who are uncomfortable negotiating for things like salaries, benefits or raises, it’s ok. You can learn the skill easily and it will be necessary in this hypercompetitive market. Once you have the skills, you’ll be able to get what you want from your new role instead of just taking the initial offer.

 

Pro Tip: Not sure how to get improve your resume or get better at negotiating? Look to websites like Skillshare, books like Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss, and even your VALiNTRY recruiter for help.

 

The Last Word

Yes, the job market is tight right now and if you’ve been out of it for a while it can be a very intimidating place. With these strategies and the headhunters at VALiNTRY by your side, you’ll have a leg up on the competition to find the right job, interview and negotiate well, and create a long-term relationship with your new employer.

Ready to get started? Submit your resume today and one of our recruiters will reach out to you ASAP.