Charles River's president and CEO, Peter Lambertus, attributes the company's 971% growth over the past five years to exceptional employees and superior products. He said, "This accomplishment is a testament to the innovation, dedication, and talent of our employees and our ability to attract and retain clients over the long-term through the delivery of a technology platform that evolves and scales with our clientsâ business needs."
"Attracting enough customers to maintain triple digit growth over five years makes a strong statement about the quality of a companyâs product and its leadership," said Mark Evans, national managing partner of Deloitteâs Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group. "Charles River Development has shown the right stuff for growth."
In addition to ranking on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Charles River ranked 23 on the New England Technology Fast 50, which is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology firms in New England.
Fast 500 Selection and Qualifications
The Fast 500 list is compiled from Deloitteâs 20 regional North American Fast 50 programs, nominations submitted directly to the fast 500, and public company database research. To qualify for the Fast 500, entrants must have had operating revenues of at least USD$50,000 and CAD$75,000 for the United States and Canada, respectively; and 2002 operating revenues must be at least $1 million USD or CD. Deloitte researchers examined financial statements to validate operating revenues.