Explore Consulting CEO Named on Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2011 40 Under 40 List

BELLEVUE, WA – July 22, 2011 – Explore Consulting, a professional services company that provides innovative technology solutions for managing business data and a cost-effective approach to completely outsourced IT in the Cloud, today announced its Co-Founder and CEO, Steve Jones, has been named to this year’s list of the top “40 Under 40” business leaders in the Greater Seattle region.


“Making the 40 Under 40 list has been a goal of mine for many years, and I’m honored to have been selected amongst so many talented leaders in our region,” said Jones. “This year marking Explore’s 10 year anniversary, the honor is icing on the cake and a tribute to the great team that has driven our company’s success.”


Jones’ inclusion on the 40 Under 40 List provides Explore Consulting with 2 years of back to back honors, following Co-Founder and COO Jeremy DeSpain’s appearance in 2010.


“This marks the 13th year the Puget Sound Business Journal has spotlighted the area’s top business leaders under the age of 40 who excel in their industries,” said Gordon Prouty, publisher of the Business Journal. “The region’s business community is globally renowned for its innovation and creativity, and based on the accomplishments of this year’s prestigious 40 under 40 roster that reputation will continue for years to come.”


About Explore Consulting Based in Bellevue, Wash., Explore Consulting was founded in 2001 and is a professional services company dedicated to providing innovative and cost-effective solutions for their customers’ database and IT systems needs. With a heavy focus on SaaS web-based business systems like NetSuite (NYSE: N) and Amazon Webstore, Explore has developed industry-leading PC and mobile platforms for seamless data integration in the Cloud. Additionally, Explore develops custom solutions ranging from eCommerce web stores that are fully integrated to back-office systems to highly specialized business applications written in Microsoft’s .Net and SQL platforms. Explore was recently ranked among Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing companies for four straight years as well as the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies three years running. Explore Consulting is the largest NetSuite Solution Provider and reseller in the Northwestern United States and was recently named as 2011 NetSuite Partner of the Year, Americas. For more information, visit exploreconsulting.com.


Puget Sound Business Journal is the region’s premier source of business information, serving an unparalleled audience of business and community leaders. In addition to the weekly newspaper, the Business Journal provides daily updates via its web site and email alerts.  The company also plays a vital role in bringing the area’s leadership community together by hosting a wide variety of events throughout the year, from the Washington’s Best Workplaces event at Safeco Field, the annual 100 Fastest Growing Companies celebration to the Women of Influence awards event. Puget Sound Business Journal is a unit of American City Business Journals, which operates 41 local business newspapers throughout the United States. Visit Puget Sound Business Journal on the web at www.pugetsoundbusinessjournal.com.


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