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The Ideabox is 1 of 12 Proforma Owners Named to the 2018 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies

Updated: Oct 18, 2018

Top 40 distributor Proforma has announced that 12 Proforma businesses have been named to Inc. Magazine’s 2018 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing, private companies in the United States. With these businesses’ sales growth ranging from 66% to more than 1,000%, Proforma continues to hold the most franchise representation from a single organization on the list, as well as the greatest presence in the printing and promotional products industry.

"This is a great honor to be named once again to the most prestigious list of fastest growing companies in the U.S.,” Greg Muzzillo, founder of Proforma, said in a press release. “We are proving year after year that we are a sustainable business, but perhaps more importantly, a scalable one, helping owners reach their million and multi-million-dollar dreams through our extensive resource tools and support. We are very proud of these 26 owners, representing 12 businesses, who continue to be committed to their success, and we are grateful for their contributions to Proforma’s overall continued growth.”

The Proforma owners recognized on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list include (in order of ranking): Pratt, Sudhir, Tej and Preeta Pande, co-owners of Proforma IdeaPress; Clif and Susan Ferrell, Chantal Baxter, and Blake Hardin, co-owners of Proforma Springboard Promotions; Ryan Andrews and Andy Harmatz, co-owners of The Branding Agency Powered by Proforma; Melissa Denhof, Chuck Pierson, and Scott Dieleman, co-owners of MCS Marketing powered by Proforma; Mike and Melinda Durkee, co-owners of Proforma Durkee; Bruce Irvine, owner of Proforma Irvine Group; Brenda Angelini, and Barbara and Steve Sears, co-owners of Proforma Angelini + Diamond Solutions; Tony Pupo, owner of LogoGram; Steven Flaughers, owner of Proforma 3rd Degree Marketing; Michael Lazzari, owner of Proforma BrandCentric Solutions; Kelly Stone, owner of The Idea Box – Powered by Proforma; and Bill Hageman, Jim Shindler and Jeff Skinner, co-owners of Proforma Graphic Services.

"What a thrill and such an honor to be named to one of the most coveted lists for entrepreneurs and growing businesses,” said Michael Lazzari, owner of Proforma BrandCentric Solutions. “We’ve been really blessed to have great clients and a strong team, which has helped us expand our business so rapidly in the last several years. We couldn’t have done it without the support and resources of Proforma and its team members in Cleveland and Tampa.”

To be eligible for the 2018 Inc. 5000, businesses must have met certain criteria including being privately-owned, for-profit, based in the U.S., and having generated at least $100,000 in 2014 and $2 million in 2017. More than 30 Proforma businesses reached the growth qualifications to apply in 2018.

With reported 2017 North American promotional product revenue of $368.9 million, Proforma ranked 4th on Counselor’s 2018 list of the largest distributors in the industry by revenue.

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