ATLANTA, April 21, 2008- LEVEL5,a consulting and facilities development firm specializing in financial institutions,announced today that Atlanta Business Chronicle has selected the company as a winner of its 13th Annual Pacesetters Awards.The newspaper placed LEVEL5 as the 28th fastest-growing private company in Atlanta, ranked by its weighted average growth index.
Founded in 2004, LEVEL5 has developed, designed and implemented growth strategies for financial institutions throughout the United States.The company works with its clients and analyzes its business plans and key indicators of performance to develop a strategy for an institution's particular needs.LEVEL5's five-step approach includes strategic consulting, real estate acquisition, integrated design, construction management and branding.This end-to-end, integrated approach is credited for much of the company's growth. The process minimizes risk and allows financial institutions to respond to changing conditions from the initial concept through to completion and occupancy.
To qualify for inclusion on this list, companies must be privately held, based in the 20-county metro Atlanta area, not be a subsidiary of another company, established first quarter 2005 or earlier; have experienced a two-year growth in sales of more than 50 percent and 2007 revenues between $1 and $300 million.
There has been tremendous growth in financial institutions reaching out to their customers in order to deliver more personal service," said J.F. Kassler, CEO and president of LEVEL5."With that comes a need to initiate unique delivery processes to facilitate that service.Our expertise in designing creative and effective retail design solutions allows us to facilitate that for our clients.We are made up of strong talent, both in staff and business partnerships, to support the level of quality and performance our clients deserve.The LEVEL5 approach of thinking strategically and building creatively is seen in every aspect of our business, and we look forward to continuing to deliver high quality services to our clients resulting in continued growth for everyone involved."
To ensure equality of companies varying in size, companies are ranked by a growth index formula that includes absolute and percent changes in revenue and number of employees.
Atlanta Business Chroniclehosted the 13th Annual Pacesetters Awards ceremony and breakfast on April 18th at Cobb Galleria Centre.
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