60 Greater Washington companies to be recognized for fast growth in
Washington SmartCEO’s Future 50 Awards program
Washington, DC (Nov. 10, 2015) — Washington SmartCEO and Headline Sponsor The Capitol
Bay Group at Ameriprise Financial are pleased to announce the 2016 Future 50 Award winners.
The program recognizes the region’s 50 fastest-growing mid-sized companies and 10 small
Emerging Growth companies who have experienced outsized growth based on a combined threeyear
average of revenue and employee growth. The 2016 Future 50 winners collectively generate
$2.31 billion in annual revenue and employ 8,712 individuals in Greater Washington. This
impressive group will be recognized in the 2016 January/February issue of Washington
SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at a black-tie-optional awards ceremony on February 4,
2016 at the Hyatt Reston, Reston Town Center.
To share in the excitement leading up to the event, follow us @SmartCEO #Future50.
“Ask any CEO and they’ll tell you that leading a fast-growing company is one of the most
challenging and fun things an entrepreneur can do. Whether they’re just starting out or rapidly
trying to scale an established operation, this year’s Future 50 winners have executed their growth
visions year after year, created job opportunities and made our region a better place to work and
live,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO Events. “There is nothing these
amazing entrepreneurs can’t do if they put their minds to it. We honor them for their unwavering
determination to rise above the rest and build the future of our region, our nation, and the world
More than 550 local business executives and guests are expected to attend this year’s black-tieoptional
awards gala at the Hyatt Reston to celebrate the winners and their achievements. The
event will kick off with a cocktail reception and high-energy networking followed by a videopacked
awards ceremony and seated dinner. The evening and celebration will culminate with
dessert and additional networking.
About the Future 50 Awards
The Future 50 Awards program is the largest and most highly anticipated SmartCEO awards
program of the year. This program recognizes 50 of the region’s fastest growing mid-sized
companies and 10 small “Emerging Growth” companies. These companies represent the future
of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success.
The winners, chosen based on a three-year average of employee and revenue growth, are listed
alphabetically, not ranked. The winners are profiled in the January/February issue of SmartCEO
magazine and celebrated at a black-tie-optional awards ceremony in January.
SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its awardwinning
magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources.
SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, New York,
Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.