Presented by GrowFL, in Association with the Edward Lowe Foundation, This Award Honors QuantumFlo as an Upcoming Second-Stage Business in Florida.
We are proud to be selected as one of fifty leading second-stage companies as a 2014 Florida Companies to Watch(SM) winner. We were chosen from more than 500 nominations statewide. QuantumFlo joins this year’s winners and an esteemed group of 150 Florida alumni honored over the past three years on October 23rd at Hard Rock Live, CityWalk, in Orlando to celebrate.
QuantumFlo is honored to be a winner of this award. Florida Companies to Watch is an awards program that celebrates privately held second-stage companies headquartered in the state. Awardees are selected for demonstrating the intent and capacity to grow based on employee or sales growth, exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, sustainable competitive advantage, outstanding corporate culture, inspired community giving and other notable strengths.
QuantumFlo CEO, David Carrier, is proud to be recognized by Florida Companies to Watch as a success story of growth and leadership in the state. David shares, “Our company has made great strides this year in pioneering energy- and cost-saving algorithms, controls, and more for our advanced pump systems. We look forward to continued growth as we further our development of innovative pump technology, and are happy to contribute to Florida’s economy. I’m glad Florida Companies to Watch has recognized our presence as a maturing Florida-based business.”
“Florida Companies to Watch is honored to recognize another outstanding group of stage-two companies,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, executive director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and associate vice president for the University of Central Florida’s Office of Research and Commercialization. “This is our fourth year of celebrating second-stage business leaders throughout the state of Florida. The companies selected for the Florida Companies to Watch awards program stand out among their peers as companies that should be celebrated. In Florida, they account for 5 percent of the companies and nearly 30 percent of the jobs. These companies make a difference and we’re happy to offer the recognition they deserve.”
Florida Companies to Watch is unique because of its focus on second-stage companies and the wide-ranging industries they represent. The impact of these companies on Florida’s economy is immense, and QuantumFlo and the other 2014 honorees are examples of such companies in the state. Including our records, the 2014 winners had overall $370 million in total annual revenue in 2013, which was a 36 percent increase in total annual revenue compared to 2012. The winners employed 1,757 full-time equivalent employees, with 462 net new jobs projected for 2014.
2014 Florida Companies to Watch Sponsors
University of Central Florida
Florida High Tech Corridor
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
Fifth Third Bank
Florida Power & Light
Sorensen Moving & Storage
For more details on Florida Companies to Watch, visit flctw.growfl.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorships for the 2014 event are still available.
Florida Companies to Watch
Presented by GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Hard Rock Live, CityWalk
More About GrowFL:
GrowFL was created in 2009 by the Florida legislature as an economic development program focused on assisting second-stage growth companies prosper in the state of Florida. By providing strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through strategic research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring, GrowFL helps companies overcome obstacles to growth and leads them towards prosperity. Based on the philosophy of Economic Gardening®—to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state—GrowFL, the Florida Economic Gardening Institute, is a critical component to the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. GrowFL is a statewide economic development organization certified by the National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe Foundation. Website: growfl.com