SEATTLE, Wash. — Sales Talent Inc. was named a Fastest-Growing Private Company by the Puget Sound Business Journal at an invitation-only event which drew more than 500 people to Qwest Field on Oct. 23. At the awards event, all 100 companies that made the list were honored and the rankings were announced. The 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies are listed, with select companies profiled, in a special publication of the Business Journal on Oct. 24. The Fastest-Growing Private Companies program was launched 14 years ago by the Puget Sound Business Journal to identify and recognize companies speeding to the top of their industries.

To be eligible, companies must: be privately held and headquartered in Washington; have at least $500,000 in net revenue in 2005; show an overall growth from 2005 to 2007 fiscal years; and agree to have their CPA confirm their net operating revenues with Puget Sound Business Journal and accounting partner Grant Thornton.

“It is a humbling honor to stand out amongst our peers as one of the fastest growing companies in Washington for 2008. We feel that this is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our team, the relationships that we have forged with our clients and the impact that our services have had on their sales forces,” said Chris Carlson, CEO of Sales Talent Inc.

The 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies program is presented by the Puget Sound Business Journal; co-presented by Grant Thornton; and sponsored by KeyBank, Lane Powell, Microsoft, Mortenson Construction and Robert Half International.

Sales Talent Inc., founded in 1999, is a national sales recruiting firm specializing in the placement of experienced sales professionals and sales management. Clients range from Fortune Magazine’s top 100 Fastest Growing Companies to blue chips listed on the Fortune Magazine’s 500 largest.

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