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Applied Trust Engineering Ranks No. 2,296 on the 2007 Inc. 5,000 With Three-Year Sales Growth of 154.5%
Aug 30, 2007 (12:08 PM EDT)


NEW YORK, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine has named Boulder-based Applied Trust Engineering to its first-ever Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. Applied Trust provides IT security and network/systems infrastructure consulting services to companies in a wide range of industries, helping clients improve security and increase profitability.

Since its inception in 2001, Applied Trust has enjoyed year-over-year growth and exceeded its revenue goals each year, leading to its placement in the top half of the Inc. 5,000 at number 2,296.

"We're proud to be included in this list of world-class companies, especially considering that all of our growth is self-funded and organic," said Trent R. Hein, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Applied Trust. "Our approach provides unbiased security and infrastructure engineering expertise, which makes us unique in our industry and builds long-term relationships with our clients."

"The past year has been great for us," said Ned McClain, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Applied Trust. "Since celebrating our fifth birthday last September with over 450 clients, friends, and a private performance by Yonder Mountain String Band, we've established relationships with many new clients. We expect our strong growth to continue."

"The Inc. 5,000 provides the most comprehensive look ever at the most important part of the economy -- the entrepreneurial part," said Inc. 5,000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. "The expansion of the list has allowed us to tell the stories of larger companies, older companies, and a wealth of companies in industries like Manufacturing and Construction that are underreported in the business media."

The 2007 Inc. 5,000, available online at http://www.inc.com http://www.inc.com/inc5000 , reported median revenue of $9.4 million and median three-year growth of 140 percent. Complete information on this year's Inc. 5,000 can be found at . The list features a profile for each company, almost all of them written as a result of Inc. interviews with management. In addition, the list is searchable according to numerous criteria, including industry, city, state, region, and year founded.

Methodology

The 2007 Inc. 5,000 list measures revenue growth from 2003 through 2006. To qualify, companies had to be U.S.-based and privately held, independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2006, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2003, and $2 million in 2006.

About Applied Trust Engineering

Applied Trust Engineering provides IT security and network/systems infrastructure consulting services. The company serves clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare, financial services, recreation, and government. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Applied Trust's proven process provides industry-recognized experts to ensure a successful combination of technology, practice, and awareness to deliver increased security, ultimately leading to enhanced profitability. For more information, visit http://www.atrust.com .

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