Award Presented by GrowFL, in Association with the Edward Lowe Foundation Honors Upcoming Second-Stage Businesses throughout Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. (August 19, 2014) – Synergy Settlement Services is proud to be selected as one of this year’s Florida Companies to WatchSM winners. Synergy was chosen as one of 50 leading second-stage companies from more than 500 nominations statewide. All 2014 winners will join an esteemed group of 150 Florida alumni honored over the past three years.
Florida Companies to Watch is an awards program that celebrates privately held second-stage companies headquartered in the state. To be eligible, applicants must employ between 6 and 99 full-time equivalent employees and have between $750,000 and $50 million in annual revenue or working capital in place. Awardees are selected for demonstrating the intent and capacity to grow based on employee or sales growth, exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, sustainable competitive advantage, outstanding corporate culture, inspired community giving and other notable strengths.
“Florida Companies to Watch is honored to recognize another outstanding group of stage-two companies,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, executive director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and associate vice president for the University of Central Florida’s Office of Research and Commercialization. This is our fourth year of celebrating second-stage business leaders throughout the state of Florida. The companies selected for the Florida Companies to Watch awards program stand out among their peers as companies that should be celebrated. In Florida, they account for 5 percent of the companies and nearly 30 percent of the jobs. These companies make a difference and we’re happy to offer the recognition they deserve.”
“We are honored to receive this prestigious recognition as we strive to continue to fuel job and
revenue growth in Florida as well as the rest of the country. We realize that making the Florida Companies to Watch list is a tremendous accomplishment and we are very proud,” said Synergy Settlement Services CEO, Jason Lazarus.
Florida Companies to Watch is unique because of its focus on second-stage companies and the wide-ranging industries they represent. The impact of these companies on Florida’s economy is immense, and this year’s honorees are examples of such companies in the state. Overall, the 2014 winners had $370 million in total annual revenue in 2013, which was a 36 percent increase in total annual revenue compared to 2012. They employed 1,757 full-time equivalent employees, with 462 net new jobs projected for 2014.
The Florida Companies to Watch award ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6pm at Hard Rock Live, CityWalk Orlando, Florida.
For more details on Florida Companies to Watch, visit flctw.growfl.com or email email@example.com. Sponsorships for the 2014 event are still available.
About Synergy Settlement Services
Synergy Settlement Services is a team of legal and financial professionals heavily invested in supporting trial lawyers and organizations that preserve the American civil justice system. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida with offices throughout Florida and in Alabama, Illinois, Virginia and Washington D.C., Synergy is the first integrated settlement services group to leverage the power of a multi-dimensional approach to completely address complex settlement related matters for trial attorneys and their clients. We have a ground-breaking platform of new products, services and tools that make us an invaluable settlement partner. Synergy allows trial lawyers to focus on what they do best by handling the difficult issues at settlement such as lien resolution, Medicare compliance, public benefit preservation, settlement planning techniques and tax deferral mechanisms for contingent legal fees. Simply put, Synergy allows trial lawyers to focus on what they do best.
GrowFL was created in 2009 by the Florida legislature as an economic development program focused on assisting second-stage growth companies prosper in the state of Florida. By providing strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through Strategic Research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring, GrowFL helps companies overcome obstacles to growth and leads them towards prosperity. Based on the philosophy of Economic Gardening®—to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state—GrowFL, the Florida Economic Gardening Institute, is a critical component to the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. GrowFL is a statewide economic development organization certified by the National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe Foundation. Website: growfl.com
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