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Proliant Recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America

by Kevin Clayton, on Jun 11, 2015 11:06:33 AM

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc.500|5000

Proliant Ranks No. 3690 on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 47%

ATLANTA, September 7, 2012 -- Inc. magazine today ranked Proliant NO. 3690 on its sixth 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. Unified Payments tops this year’s list.

Proliant joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani,, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly’s, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list. “Being recognized on this year’s Inc 5000 list is a testament to all of Proliant’s dedicated and hardworking employees. It is a reflection of how far we have come as a Company and real honor,” said Proliant President, Kevin Clayton.

Proliant has processed payroll for clients since 1993 in Atlanta, GA. With offices now in six major markets (Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, South Florida, Los Angeles), Proliant provides payroll, human resources, time and attendance, workers compensation, tax administration, and tax credit services to companies of all sizes in all 50 states. Proliant is a member of the American Payroll and Independent Payroll Providers Associations.

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.


The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000 subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

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