CIO Partners Named to Inc. 5000 Hall of Fame

For the 5th Time in the Firm's 16-Year History, CIO Partners Appears on the Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

ATLANTA, Sept. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- CIO Partners, a nationally-recognized retained search firm with a niche practice in digital and technology talent, announced that they have again been named to Inc. magazine's annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive annual ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. As a five-time honoree, CIO Partners entered the ranking's Hall of Fame, an achievement that fewer than one-tenth of Inc. 5000 honorees ever attain. In the highly-competitive Human Resources category of this year's list, CIO Partners is among only 53 companies in the nation with at least five appearances on the list.

The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

"To be named for the fifth time as an Inc. 5000 company in our 16-year history and recognized alongside this group of growing and innovative organizations is truly an honor," said H. Michael Burgett, CIO Partners Founder and Managing Partner.  "It has been our thriving client and candidate relationships that have driven our sustained success and established our firm as the industry leader for technology and executive talent."

The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at, is the most competitive crop in the list's history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. 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

"The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive," said Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. "The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them."

About CIO Partners

CIO Partners is a nationally-recognized retained search firm with a niche practice assisting our clients in hiring their top technology talent.  Powered by an engagement model and talent strategy built by a former CIO, our firm is uniquely positioned to provide access to the top 5% of technology candidates for our client partners.  We have placed senior IT leaders – locally, nationally and globally – across a diverse range of industries and corporate sizes, from startups to Fortune 100 organizations.  In addition to being a five-time honoree and on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest growing privately-held companies, CIO Partners was recently recognized for a fourth year as a Best Place to Work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.  For more information about our firm, please visit and follow our LinkedIn page at

CIO Partners® is a registered service mark of CIO Partners, Inc.

Inc. 5000 Methodology

The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.

About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 18,000,000 today.  For more information, visit

Media Contact: Mike Pierce, CIO Partners, Inc., 770.971.0324,

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