Transcend United Technologies Recognized on the CRN Fast Growth 100 List

Company ranked number three on the Fast Growth 100 2011 list

Philadelphia, Sept. 26, 2011—Transcend United Technologies today announced that Everything Channel has named Transcend to the CRN Fast Growth 100 list. The list recognizes the fastest-growing solution providers inNorth America. Companies on the Fast Growth 100 list average a two-year revenue growth of 130 percent and average annual sales of products and services of $172 million. The ranking is based on two years’ growth of net sales, from calendar year 2008 to calendar year 2010.

“The past two years have been an exciting time for the Transcend team; not only have we been growing at a rapid pace, we’ve also been expanding our capabilities and offerings to address our customers’ needs,” said Rick Hirsh, chief executive officer, Transcend United Technologies. “To be named as one of the industry’s elite solution providers is further validation of what we’ve been hearing from our customers for years. And as more and more companies are looking to cut costs but not sacrifice customer service, we’ll continue to be there to meet the demand for high-quality, affordable technology for IT and communication infrastructures and managed services.” 

On the heels of a two-year sales growth of 407 percent, Transcend continues to grow at an extremely fast pace. In late 2010, Transcend United joined forces with Spectrum Solutions and then in early 2011, Transcend United merged with LiquidSpoke to create one of the nation’s fastest-growing unified communications technology resellers.

“This year’s Fast Growth 100 list reflects the high growth potential for solution providers offering innovative products, solutions and services,” said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director for Everything Channel. “Despite an uncertain market, VARs[investing in new technologies and services are still growing at a significant rate—a testament to their hard work and ability to truly understand their customers’ needs. We congratulate Transcend United Technologies on their well-earned success.”

A sample of the 2011 Fast Growth list can be found at www.crn.com.

CRN 2011 Fast Growth Conference & Awards

Achieving Superior Growth in Uncertain Times

The 2011 CRN Fast Growth category and special awards will be presented during the annual conference, taking place Oct. 5–6 at the Doral Resort in Miami. At the event, relationships will be formed and business opportunities will take place as channel executives gather together in an intimate setting with North America’s fastest-growing solution providers. The event will honor leading-edge solution providers who are setting the agenda in today’s channel. To learn more about the event, go to http://everythingchannelevents.com/crnfg_11

About Transcend United

Transcend United Technologies, LLC, combines cost-effective technology, experienced people, and world-class service to help organizations optimize their IT and communications infrastructure. Transcend United delivers products and expertise in key technologies, including unified communications, data infrastructure, data center management, and backup/recovery/availability. With these offerings, Transcend United helps organizations solve real business problems, such as improving application performance for branch offices; reducing voice, data, and video communications costs; ensuring business continuity in case of a disaster; and reducing staffing and operations costs in the data center. For more information, please visit http://www.transcendunited.com or see our blog at blog.transcendunited.com.

About Everything Channel

Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT-channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company.

To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/everythingchnl.

About UBM plc

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

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Scott Regan                                                     Ali Finer

Everything Channel                                          KC Associates, LLC

scott.regan@ec.ubm.com                               alI@kc-associates.com  

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