Silverchair Holdings, Inc. Ranks No. 1992 on the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 127%
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, August 24, 2011 – Inc. magazine has ranked Silverchair Holdings, Inc. #1992 on its fifth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Online retailer ideeli tops this year’s list. Silverchair Holdings, Inc. joins Spirit Airlines, television maker Vizio, Honest Tea, Dunkin Donuts and Metrokane, makers of the Rabbit corkscrew, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.
“Silverchair is very fortunate that our innovations have resonated with healthcare and science professionals worldwide. Our accomplishments are driven by a prodigiously talented team that is committed to improving the flow and effect of professional knowledge. Their skill and effort have allowed us to defy the general economic trends,” said Thane Kerner, CEO of Silverchair Holdings.
Virginia-based Silverchair Holdings, Inc. comprises three core technology companies working to streamline the delivery of education and information in health care: Silverchair Information Systems, which enables STM publishers to innovate and grow by enriching high-value content to build new products and applications; Silverchair Learning Systems, the leading provider of online learning and information systems for the senior care industry; and Semedica, which concentrates on browser-based workflow applications that give information publishers the power to enable their content for the semantic web.
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2011 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $366 billion, up 14 percent from last year.
“Back in 2005, Silverchair Learning Systems was an idea in the mind of our co-founder Bill Glass with five employees sharing a vision to revolutionize the way training was delivered in senior care,” said Mike Mutka, President and COO of Silverchair Learning Systems. “It has been exciting to see our philosophy of innovation and exceptional customer support gain momentum within our industry as we have become the clear market leaders. Inc.’s recognition is gratifying because we now know that our success is evident outside our industry as well.”
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About Silverchair Holdings, Inc. Silverchair Holdings, Inc. comprises three core technology companies working to streamline the delivery of education and information in health care: Silverchair Information Systems, which enables STM publishers to innovate and grow by enriching high-value content to build new products and applications; Silverchair Learning Systems, the leading provider of online learning and information systems for the senior care industry; and Semedica, which concentrates on browser-based workflow applications that give information publishers the power to enable their content for the semantic web.
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