PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (Jan. 7, 2016) – Philadelphia SmartCEO and Headline Sponsor Comcast Business are pleased to announce the 2016 Future 50 Award winners. The program recognizes the region’s 40 fastest-growing mid-sized companies and 10 small Emerging Growth companies who have experienced outsized growth based on a combined three-year average of revenue and employee growth. The 2016 Future 50 winners collectively generate $1.38 billion in annual revenue and employ 9,993 individuals in Greater Philadelphia. This impressive group will be recognized in the 2016 January/February issue of Philadelphia SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at a black-tie-optional awards ceremony on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Drexelbrook.

“Ask any CEO and they’ll tell you that leading a fast-growing company is one of the most challenging and fun things an entrepreneur can do. Whether they’re just starting out or rapidly trying to scale an established operation, this year’s Future 50 winners have executed their growth visions year after year, created job opportunities and made our region a better place to work and live,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO Events. “There is nothing these amazing entrepreneurs can’t do if they put their minds to it. We honor them for their unwavering determination to rise above the rest and build the future of our region, our nation and the world at large.”

More than 550 local business executives and guests are expected to attend this year’s black-tie-optional awards gala at Drexelbrook to celebrate the winners and their achievements. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception and high-energy networking followed by a video-packed awards ceremony and seated dinner. The evening and celebration will culminate with dessert and additional networking.

SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. Their awards programs celebrate entrepreneurship and the achievements of businesses throughout the Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC metropolitan areas.

Celebrating nearly 10 years providing consulting services in the Information Technology field, Partner’s Consulting is a Nationally Certified Woman-Owned Business based in the Philadelphia area. The firm’s reputation for high quality service stems from their commitment to a thorough, personalized process and partnership. Their core values are focused on partnering with customers, candidates and co-workers to meet the highest level of professional dedication to their clients’ requirements and candidates’ talents.