September 24, 2013
Cleveland, Ohio

Skoda Minotti (www.skodaminotti.com), a national business advisory firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, announced it has been named as one of Inc. magazines’ fastest growing private companies. The Inc. 500|5000 award and exclusive ranking, now in its 32nd year, represents a commitment to perseverance and growth in an economy that continues to test the core of every industry.

The firm dates its origins to 1980 and has won the award five times, placing it in the Inc. 500 Hall of Fame. Only 68 companies nationally share this distinction. The firm has also won the Inc. 5000 five times, placing it on the Fastest Growing Companies Honor Roll, and is also one of less than a dozen companies nationwide that has won a minimum of 10 times.

“We are thrilled Inc. magazine has again recognized Skoda Minotti as one of the fastest growing privately-held companies in the nation. We are dedicated to delivering on the promise of evolutionary business advisory services to our clients as we have for over 30 years.  We focus on opportunities that not only benefit the firm, but also the clients we serve so they too can grow,” said Mike Trabert, CPA, CVA, CMAP, CEPA, partner.
    
During the past 14 months, Skoda Minotti acquired three firms in the Tampa market and continues to define itself as a business advisory leader to small- and mid-size companies. First established as a CPA firm, Skoda Minotti has grown over the years to include financial services and niche practice areas including information technology, strategic marketing, professional staffing,  wealth management, enterprise risk mitigation, and valuation and litigation advisory specialties. These offerings allow the Firm to provide essential growth-focused advisory services to clients regardless where they are in the life cycle of their business, from the incubation phase, during the growth years, through mergers and acquisitions and in the course of succession planning. 
    
This year's Inc. 500|5000 list criteria measured revenue growth from 2009 through 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent - not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies - as of December 31, 2012. Criteria also included growth in the number of full- and part-time (excluding independent contractors) employees and minimum revenue figures for each year since 2009, ending with December 31, 2012.

About Skoda Minotti
Skoda Minotti is a business advisory firm with a history of guiding clients’ economic and professional success. Clients include privately-held businesses, public companies, individuals, partnerships and corporations. Along with its renowned accounting, financial and tax services, Skoda Minotti offers a unique complement of advisory services including information technology, strategic marketing, professional staffing, wealth management, enterprise risk mitigation, and valuation and litigation advisory specialties to further advance the growth and success of its clients. Skoda Minotti has offices in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio and Tampa, Florida, and is an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance. Learn more at www.skodaminotti.com.

Recognition:
• Inc. 500 List of fastest growing private companies
• Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies Hall of Fame
• Multiple-time - Weatherhead 100 Award winner for outstanding growth in Northeast Ohio
• Multiple-time - NorthCoast 99 Award honoring the best workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio
• Multiple-time - NEO Success Award winner for top public, private and emerging companies in Northeast Ohio
• Multiple-time - World Class Customer Service Award winner
• Multiple-time - Practical Accountant’s Practice Innovation Award winner
• Multiple-time - Pillar Award for Community Service winner
• Multiple-time - INSIDE Public Accounting Top 200 Accounting Firms
• Multiple-time - Recognition by Inside Public Accounting as one of the country’s best managed accounting firms
• Crain’s Cleveland Business Cool Places to Work Award


About Inc.
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.  Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

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