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12 Proforma Owners Named to the 2018 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S.!

CLEVELAND (August 17, 2018) 

Proforma is proud to announce that 12 Proforma businesses have been named to Inc. Magazine’s 2018 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing, private companies in America. With Proforma owners experiencing business growth ranging from 66 to over 1,000 percent from 2014 to 2017, Proforma continues to hold the most franchise representation from a single organization on the list, as well as the greatest presence in the printing and promotional products industry.

"This is a great honor to be named once again to the most prestigious list of fastest growing companies in the U.S.,” said Greg Muzzillo, Founder of Proforma. “We are proving year after year that we are a sustainable business, but perhaps more importantly a scalable one, helping owners reach their million and multi-million-dollar dreams through our extensive resource tools and support. We are very proud of these 26 owners, representing 12 businesses, who continue to be committed to their success, and we are grateful for their contributions to Proforma’s overall continued growth.” 

The Proforma owners recognized on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list include (in order of ranking):   


Pratt, Sudhir, Tej & Preeta Pande 
Co-owners of Proforma IdeaPress, ranked #448 with 1136% growth   

Clif & Susan Ferrell, Chantal Baxter, and Blake Hardin
Co-owners of Proforma Springboard Promotions,ranked #626 with 800% growth  

Ryan Andrews and Andy Harmatz
Co-owners of The Branding Agency Powered by Proforma, ranked #696 with 717% growth ·       

Melissa Denhof, Chuck Pierson, and Scott Dieleman
Co-ownersof MCS Marketing powered by Proforma, ranked #1,237 with 392% growth  

Mike & Melinda Durkee
Co-owners of Proforma Durkee, ranked #1,551 with 303% growth 

Bruce Irvine
Owner of Proforma Irvine Group, ranked #1,711 with 267% growth  

Brenda Angelini, and Barbara & Steve Sears
Co-owners of Proforma Angelini + Diamond Solutions, ranked #1,769 with 257% growth

Tony Pupo
Owner of LogoGram, ranked #1,785 with 253% growth  

Steven Flaughers
Owner of Proforma 3rd Degree Marketing, ranked #2,033 with 220% growth  

Michael Lazzari
Owner of Proforma BrandCentric Solutions, ranked #2,602 with 164% growth  

Kelly Stone
Owner of The Idea Box – Powered by Proforma,ranked #3,101 with 128% growth  

Bill Hageman, Jim Shindler, and Jeff Skinner
Co-owners of Proforma Graphic Services,ranked #4,719 with 66% growth  


"What a thrill and such an honor to be named to oneo f the most coveted lists for entrepreneurs and growing businesses,” said Michael Lazzari, Owner of Proforma BrandCentric Solutions. “We’ve been really blessed to have great clients and a strong team who has helped us expand our business so rapidly in the last several years, but we couldn’t have done it without the support and resources of Proforma and its team members in Cleveland and Tampa.” “We want to congratulate all of the Proforma winners who made the Inc. 5000 list. It’s a great accomplishment for all!” added Lazzari.

To be eligible for the 2018 Inc. 5000, businesses must have met certain criteria including being privately-owned, for-profit, based in the United States, and generated at least $100,000 in 2014 and $2 million in 2017. More than 30 Proforma businesses reached the growth qualifications to apply in 2018.To see the full 2018 Inc. 5000 List, please click here. 

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