“The companies being honored this year demonstrate the strength and significance of the middle market sector in Georgia,” said Melanie Brandt CEO of the Association for Corporate Growth’s South Region and ACG Atlanta President and CEO.
Applicants were required to submit three years of verifiable revenue and employment growth records, which were validated by national accounting firm and founding Diamond sponsor, Cherry Bekaert LLP. An ACG Selection Committee evaluated each application and conducted interviews with all qualified applicants. Companies on the list are for profit and headquartered in Georgia and span across a variety of industries including logistics, healthcare, manufacturing, and financial services, among others.
“These companies represent more than 6,600 new jobs and nearly 2.4 billion dollars in revenue growth over the last three years,” said Michelle Galvani, chairperson of the Georgia Fast 40 Awards and Executive Managing Director with Wildmor Advisors. “In speaking with many of the CEO’s, the supportive business environment and accessibility of capital are contributors to growth. By far the biggest challenge is tightness of the labor market. We are proud to honor these companies and look forward to learning more insights online and at the celebration in June.”
“This acknowledgement from ACG speaks volumes to the hard work and dedication our talented team has put in over the last few years,” said Mike Ayers, Watershed Geo CEO. “We have created technologies that are changing the way that civil, environmental and renewable energy infrastructures are protected in our country and abroad. We’ve experienced tremendous growth with our IP and business structure, and are honored to be among elite companies that are making huge impacts not only in the state of Georgia but worldwide.”
ACG Atlanta will present the awards at the Georgia Fast 40 celebration outdoors at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead on June 24, 2021. Single tickets for ACG Members can be purchased online at http://www.acg.org/atlanta.
About ACG Atlanta
ACG’s Global Network comprises more than 100,000 middle market professionals from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 59 chapters in North America and Europe. Founded in 1974, ACG Atlanta is one of the oldest and most active chapters, providing the area’s executives and professionals a unique forum for exchanging ideas and experiences concerning organic and acquisitive growth. Programs include M&A South (formerly the Atlanta ACG Capital Connection, The Georgia Fast 40 Honoree Awards and Celebration, a Wine Tasting Reception, a Deal of the Year event as well as an active Women’s Forum and Young Professionals group.
About Watershed Geo
Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Watershed Geo develops intellectual property and provides technical solutions for ongoing problematic environmental and renewable energy issues. We continually challenge traditional solutions with systems that are sustainable, low-cost and engineered for extreme performance. Our products solve an array of issues in industries such as geotechnical engineering, waste management, erosion control and renewable energy. Watershed’s patented technologies include the ClosureTurf® final cover technology for closure of municipal and industrial landfills and impoundments, the VersaCap® intermediate cover system for landfill erosion control, gas emission control and leachate reduction, the HydroTurf® advanced revetment technology for erosion protection of earth infrastructures, and the PowerCap™ solar power generation system for clean and renewable energy development on closed landfills. For more information visit, wateshedgeo.com.