Philadelphia-area company ranked among 100 Fastest-Growing Veteran-Owned Businesses
Philadelphia, PA, November 2, 2023 – rockITdata has been named to annual Vet100 list—a compilation of the nation’s fastest growing veteran-owned businesses. The ranking, created in partnership with Inc. Business Media and Syracuse University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), was born out of the iconic Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies based in the U.S. Both distinctions are considered hallmarks of entrepreneurial success.
Originally established as the Vet50 list, the list was expanded in 2020 to include 100 veteran-owned businesses in acknowledgement of the growing culture and success of veteran entrepreneurs.
“We are honored to be named as one of the fastest-growing veterans-owner’s businesses. We will continue to support the veteran community by providing the resources they need to innovate and the use cutting-edge technologies.” said Marlene Andersch, CEO & Founder of rockITdata.
“Economic prosperity is so important to so many aspects of American life, from home and main street to even our standing in the world,” says Scott Omelianuk, Inc. Business Media’s Editor in Chief. “Given that prosperity is driven by small business, and given, we now know, the impact Veteran founders have on that small business, we can only continue to recognize them and say, again, thank you for your service.”
“In almost every industry we see veteran-owned businesses excelling by applying leadership and management skills they learned from their military service and having tremendous impact in their communities,” said Dr. Mike Haynie, Syracuse University Vice Chancellor as well as the Founder and Executive Director of the IVMF. “Veteran entrepreneurs are a critical component of the small business landscape, and we are excited to see some of our program graduates recognized by Inc., particularly those who are enjoying recurring placement on the Vet100 list. We appreciate Inc.’s commitment to highlighting these success stories. One specific area we are proud to see growth this year is the number of those businesses whose veteran business owners are women. All of us here at the IVMF take pride in moments like these and we are grateful for the continued partnership with Inc.”
Vet100 honorees will be formally recognized during the Vet100 Dinner and Awards Ceremony at IVMF’s Veteran EDGE Conference in Dallas, TX.
For more information on the Vet100 list, visit:
rockITdata is a Veteran, Minority, and Woman-owned Small Business Certified by NWBOC.
rockITdata offers next-generation cloud technology and contact center solutions, purpose-built for government. The company’s innovative solutions elevate customer support experiences for public sector agencies of all sizes, while delivering value of cloud infrastructure scalability. rockITdata is comprised of AWS (Amazon Web Services) and Salesforce industry veterans that collectively maintain over 100 combined AWS and Salesforce certifications, with a specific corporate focus, to empower customers and employees through innovation and the use of cutting-edge technologies.
About Inc. Business Media and the Inc. 5000
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. Business Media offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. Business Media. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
About Syracuse University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families
Syracuse University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) delivers no-cost career training and entrepreneurship programs across the US and globally. And we help ease the transition after service back into communities for service members, veterans and their families as well as prepare them for successful careers and business ownership. We have supported over 200,000 to date. It is our mission to support theirs. For more information, visit ivmf.syracuse.edu and follow IVMF on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.