Explore Consulting Climbs Up the Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for Second Year in a Row

BELLEVUE, WA – Explore Consulting, a professional services company that provides innovative solutions for managing business data and a cost-effective approach to completely outsourced IT for the mid-market, today announced that for the second year in a row it has been named to the famed “Inc. 5000” list of the fastest growing private companies in America. This year Explore Consulting ranked 1,445 , up from 3,520 in 2007. Of the top companies located in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, we ranked 40 out of 50, with a 3-year average annual sales growth of 261.3%. The Inc. 5,000 includes the Inc. 500, but digs deeper to offer the most comprehensive look ever at the entrepreneurial engine driving the U.S. Economy.


Explore Consulting credits the strong growth of the company to an increasing demand for software as a service (SaaS), a model wherein the application is hosted and operated over the internet. Explore Consulting is a leading reseller and solution provider for the NetSuite on-demand business software suite, which has been named the fastest-growing software company in North America. With a heavy focus on integration and extensibility of web-based business systems, Explore has developed industry-leading PC and mobile platforms for seamless data integration to NetSuite. Additionally, Explore develops custom solutions ranging from eCommerce web stores that are fully integrated to back-office systems and highly specialized business applications.


“The Inc 5,000 ranking is a great testament to our top talent and low staff turnover, literally second-to-none in the industry. ,” said CEO Kendall Kunz. “Our core services enable business success through advanced technology and process innovation. We are very proud to see so many of our clients on the Inc 5,000, knowing that we played a role in helping them to successfully grow their organizations.”


The Inc. 5,000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2005 through 2007. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2007. Revenue in 2005 must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in 2007 must have been at least $2 million.


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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. Explore is the largest NetSuite Solution Provider and reseller in the Northwestern United States, and has been a 3 time NetSuite Star Performer for top sales in the Americas. For more information, visit exploreconsulting.com.


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