Achievement Validates Firm as one of the Country’s Fastest-Growing Cloud Consulting Firms

Candid ranked on the Inc. Magazine’s 38th Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This year’s ranking marks the fifth year in a row the cloud consulting firm secured placement on the list since its debut in 2015 with a 3 year growth rate of 79 percent. Candid is one of 2019 Georgia companies recognized on this year’s list, and one of only 15 to consecutively rank for the past 5 years or more

“We’re honored to be recognized as part of an exclusive group of fast-growth private companies demonstrating aggressive yet consistent year-over-year growth,” says Merrick Olives, founding partner of Candid. “There are very few companies with a showing like ours in the IT Management industry on the list.  Our placement validates both our consistent delivery and discipline for clients. As a leader in the cloud community, we’ve got our finger on what’s to come as more enterprises migrate critical applications to the cloud.”

Candid differentiates itself by providing regulatory compliant solutions that no other firm is currently offering. With a growing adoption of cloud technology by healthcare and financial service organizations, Candid is well positioned to lead these industries to harness the business advantages of the cloud.

“Our capabilities are a natural fit for these markets. It’s simply a matter of time before adoption becomes widespread, and our hopes are to scale our offerings on a national level as soon as possible,” adds John Peak, managing partner for Candid. “Up to this point, Candid focused primarily on the Southeast Region. Given our growth and broad exposure as an innovator in the cloud space, we are fully committed to scaling the company nationally to support our increasingly geographically dispersed client base.”

“Congratulations to Candid on being included on the Inc. 5000 list for five consecutive years,” notes Sonny Deriso, Chair of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. “We are honored to play a role in Candid continued growth and join them in celebration over this milestone achievement. We look forward to many more years of applauding their continued success.”

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