Starfish Retention Solutions Ranked Number 37 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2014 Technology Fast 500™
ARLINGTON, VA (November 13, 2014) — Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc., a leading student success company, today announced it ranked No. 37 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Starfish grew 4,337 percent during the period between fiscal year 2009 to 2013.
Starfish Retention Solution’s founder and CEO, David Yaskin, credits the 4,337 percent revenue growth to the powerful outcomes produced by the company’s enterprise success platform which drives the student success efforts at more than 240 institutions, supporting more than 4.4 million students each term. He said, “We are honored to be included in Deloitte’s list of the fastest growing companies. Starfish is committed to helping more students finish what they start. The effectiveness of our student success platform, coupled with our growing community of institutional partners, has propelled Starfish forward. I am so proud of our team and happy they can be recognized for all their hard work.”
“The companies ranked on the 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 continue to set the bar for their industry higher each year,” said Eric Openshaw, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “There are so many exciting products and smart thought leaders driving this list. We congratulate the Fast 500 companies and look forward to seeing them continue their momentum into 2015.”
“For 20 years, the Deloitte Fast 500 rankings have honored the innovation that is part of these companies’ DNA,” added Jim Atwell, national managing partner of the emerging growth company practice, Deloitte & Touche LLP. “We’re glad to be serving these high-growth companies, and helping the technology sector recognize the great strides and transformation these companies are making in their respective areas.”
This is the first year that the company has been recognized as a Technology Fast 500 award winner.
About Deloitte’s 2014 Technology Fast 500™
Technology Fast 500, conducted by Deloitte LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies – both public and private – in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2009 to 2013.
In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years and be headquartered within North America.
The Starfish Enterprise Success Platform helps institutions efficiently scale their student success programs so that more students can finish what they start. Specifically, the software identifies at-risk students in real time based on their daily course-work performance and faculty concerns and then connects them to the resources designed to help (e.g., advising or tutoring), all while assessing which services and interventions are working. For more information, visit www.starfishsolutions.com.