Views From the Top


Wonder what goes on in the minds of the Fast Growth 100?

Here's a peek inside.

We asked five top execs from our Fast Growth 100 to let readers know what it's like to lead a company that was able to grow at a phenomenal rate between 2007 and 2009. Despite an economic recession, these companies were able to post remarkable revenue. For example, the top-ranked solution provider on our Fast Growth 100 is MicroTech, which posted an astounding 1,399 percent revenue hike.

No matter how big or how small the company, all of the Fast Growth solution providers share certain traits. An entrepreneurial spirit and a solid idea may have started each off, but they all understand the need to sustain profitability, attract outstanding talent, and have access to adequate capital to continue to invest in growth and development.
For the next four weeks, the presidents and CEOs of five Fast Growth companies will discuss their strategies, as well as their challenges, to achieving success. Join us on the CRN Fast Growth Community page to follow this week's schedule:

Monday, Oct. 4: Microtech CEO Tony Jimenez: The Future Is Now.

Tuesday, Oct. 5: Bluewater Communications CEO Robert Cagnazzi: Defining a Winning Corporate Culture.

Wednesday, Oct. 6: Nova Datacom CEO Min Cho: Put Your Best Face Forward, Online: The Need for Net-Savvy Staff.

Thursday, Oct. 7: ZSL Executive Vice President Shiv Kumar: Growth VAR: Value Added & Responsive (VAR) Solution Provider.

Friday, Oct. 8: NWN CEO Mont Phelps and Jane Linder, principal: The Secrets of NWN Corporation's Remarkable Growth.