The Atlanta National Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), a global professional organization with the mission of driving middle market growth, announced the 2021 Georgia Fast 40, recognizing the Top 40 fastest-growing middle market companies in Georgia. Watershed Geo, a technical solutions company for civil, environmental and energy infrastructure, was selected as one of the honorees.
“The companies being honored this year demonstrate the strength and significance of the middle market sector in Georgia,” says Melanie Brandt, ACG South Region CEO and ACG Atlanta president and CEO.
Applicants were required to submit three years of verifiable revenue and employment growth records, which were validated by national accounting firm and founding Diamond sponsor, Cherry Bekaert LLP. An ACG Selection Committee evaluated each application and conducted interviews with all qualified applicants. Companies on the list are for profit and headquartered in Georgia and span across a variety of industries including logistics, healthcare, manufacturing and financial services, among others.
“These companies represent more than 6,600 new jobs and nearly 2.4 billion dollars in revenue growth over the last three years,” says Michelle Galvani, chairperson of the Georgia Fast 40 Awards and executive managing director with Wildmor Advisors. “In speaking with many of the CEOs, the supportive business environment and accessibility of capital are contributors to growth. By far the biggest challenge is tightness of the labor market. We are proud to honor these companies and look forward to learning more insights online and at the celebration in June.”
“This acknowledgement from ACG speaks volumes to the hard work and dedication our talented team has put in over the last few years,” says Mike Ayers, Watershed Geo CEO. “We have created technologies that are changing the way that civil, environmental and renewable energy infrastructures are protected in our country and abroad. We’ve experienced tremendous growth with our IP and business structure, and are honored to be among elite companies that are making huge impacts not only in the state of Georgia but worldwide.”
ACG Atlanta will present the awards at the Georgia Fast 40 celebration outdoors at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead, Ga., on June 24.