24 Seven Among WPO's 2013 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned Companies

May 03, 2013 // Franchising.com // NEW YORK, NY -- The Women Presidents' Organization (WPO) has named 24 Seven one of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies in the US, an annual program sponsored by American Express OPEN.

Celeste Gudas, CEO and Founder of 24 Seven Inc., was honored last night at the 2013 WPO Annual Conference in Dallas, TX.

"It is a privilege to be among this acclaimed group of women entrepreneurs," said Ms. Gudas. "To be recognized for 24 Seven's contribution to economic growth and job creation is a significant mark of distinction."

2013 WPO Top 50 Stats:

  • The average revenue grew from $24.9 million in 2008 to $64.5 million in 2012
  • Founded the business: 90%
  • Average age: 47
  • Average number of projected 2013 employees: 641     

Research commissioned by American Express OPEN earlier this year shows that the number of women-owned firms pulling in $10 million or more in annual sales has jumped by 57% over 10 years. All submitted companies were ranked according to a sales growth formula that combines percentage and absolute growth. From this list, the 50 Fastest were selected. To be qualified for the ranking, businesses are required to be privately held, woman-owned/led companies in the U.S. or Canada and reached annual revenue of at least $500,000 in 2007 and $2 million in 2012.

About 24 Seven

24 Seven is the go-to talent source supporting the world’s top teams in Fashion, Retail, Marketing, Advertising, Interactive/Digital, E-commerce, Design, Beauty, Events and Sports/Lifestyle. The firm’s strategic recruiting professionals have either personally worked in or recruited exclusively for the industry practice they serve. Their hands-on experience makes them experts at perfectly matching candidates to clients. For more information, visit 24 Seven's website. 24 Seven is headquartered in New York, and has offices in the US, Canada and Europe, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, London, Paris, Toronto, Seattle, Portland (OR), Santa Monica, Orange County (CA), Philadelphia, and Atlanta.

SOURCE 24 Seven

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