Inc. Magazine Names Avalon Consulting, LLC One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Consistent, high-quality delivery of custom innovative data solutions for the Enterprise propels Avalon onto prestigious Inc. 5000 list for 2015

Plano, Texas – August 12, 2015 – Inc. Magazine today announced that Avalon Consulting, LLC has been named to its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies based on revenue growth from 2011 through 2014. According to Inc., the companies on the list have grown, on average, nearly sixfold over the past three years generating 647,000 jobs. Past honorees have included notable companies such as Intuit, Zappos, Microsoft, GoPro, and Oracle among many other powerhouse alumni. Avalon’s unwavering commitment to investing in its people and in emerging technologies during the downturn of 2009 and 2010, despite the challenging economic climate, directly laid the foundation for growth that resulted in the company’s inclusion on this year’s list.

“We are proud of the team we have assembled here at Avalon, both from the perspective of their exceptional technical skills and capabilities as well as their dedication to client satisfaction,” said Tom Reidy, Founder and CEO, Avalon Consulting, LLC. “In combination with our sophisticated and forward-thinking clients, we have consistently achieved breakthrough business results through data solutions previously deemed impossible; often utilizing advanced technologies that were not even available just a few short years ago.”

Avalon’s strong growth occurred across all practice lines from 2011 through 2014. The Big Data practice capitalized on emerging technologies, specifically Hadoop and NoSQL, which elevated from niche new technologies to core Enterprise solutions platforms during this time window. Avalon identified this trend early, initially building its expertise internally and subsequently establishing formal partnerships with leading vendors MarkLogic in 2010, Hortonworks and Cloudera in 2012, and, more recently, Couchbase and Elastic. Avalon’s position as the top native result for Big Data consulting on the most popular internet search engines reflects the company’s early work in the field and successful engagement on over 30 Hadoop projects firmly validates Avalon’s leadership and expertise.  The company was also early in recognizing the significant role Search and Analytics would serve in enabling large organizations to derive business value from their investments in Big Data. Through its accomplished Enterprise Search practice, Avalon began conducting formal briefings to leading industry analysts on this topic in early 2012 and subsequently established a formal Analytics practice in 2013. And combining the cross-discipline skills in each of these technology silos with domain expertise on digital assets, Avalon established its Digital Asset Management practice in 2013.

“It’s a truism in life that you want to surround yourself with people smarter than you. Avalon continues to delight me in our work together to build America’s Test Kitchen’s first enterprise content management system,” said Alice Carpenter, Director, Business & Content Systems for America’s Test Kitchen.  “Avalon regularly stays steps ahead of me anticipating our concerns and presenting solutions that address our actual business needs. There’s no software obscuration, just sharp delivery.”

Avalon also achieved growth through its Learning and Performance Management business, ADEPTCentral. ADEPTCentral has focused on transforming large businesses into learning organizations. For over a decade, ADEPTCentral has provided exceptional learning design and development expertise in software end-user training, end user adoption support services, and custom core corporate training on behalf of executive stakeholders. A key driver in the success ADEPTCentral has achieved in delivering superior results to clients was Avalon’s investment in building out the ADEPT Methodology in 2009 and the launching of ADEPTConnections, a learning design and development collaboration portal based on ADEPT, in 2012. Through these investments, ADEPTCentral is able to provide a streamlined and repeatable process for developing engaging and learner-focused content predictably and at a compelling value.

“The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident.”

The story for Avalon’s growth in the coming years will include continued execution on the practice investments made to date and the company’s emerging thought leadership on Semantic technology, Metadata, and Enterprise Data Hubs/Data Centralization. Some of the world’s leading organizations are placing their trust in Avalon to provide expert guidance and mentorship as they embark upon strategic initiatives to translate data investments into competitive advantage. Contact Us to start a discussion with Avalon on how we can partner with your organization to achieve that same success.

About Avalon Consulting, LLC

Avalon Consulting, LLC transforms data investments into actionable business results through the visioning and implementation of Big Data, Web Presence, Content Publishing, and Enterprise Search solutions. We are the trusted partner to over one hundred clients, primarily Global 2000 companies, public agencies, and institutions of higher learning. Avalon is known for providing clients a superior engagement experience through a combination of business acumen, intellectual curiosity, collaborative work style, and strong partnerships with award-winning vendors. Avalon’s deep technical expertise mitigates project risk and reduces total cost of ownership for our clients. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Avalon also maintains offices in Austin, Texas; Boulder, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; Minneapolis, Minnesota; St. Louis, Missouri and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.avalonconsult.com.

About Casey Green

Casey Green is EVP of Business Development and an Owner of Avalon Consulting, LLC. He has over 25 years of software industry experience and is responsible for overall management of Avalon's partner selection and relationships, marketing, sales and business development.
Find his full profile here: http://www.avalonconsult.com/our-leaders#casey-green

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