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Structured Named One of Oregon’s Fastest Growing Private Firms

Structured’s 2013 business performance merits inclusion among the state’s most dynamic companies. PORTLAND, Ore. (June 16, 2014) – After more than two decades in business, Structured continues to thrive and once again was included in the Portland Business Journal’s tally of the 100 fastest growing private firms. This is the third consecutive year Structured, a leading information technology consultancy and systems integrator, has been named to this prestigious list, and the fifth year overall since the PBJ began comparing growth among the region’s hottest companies. “Structured’s priority is to help customers create secure and scalable IT infrastructures that facilitate growth in their own businesses,” said Ron Fowler, Structured president and CEO. “We understand that our success hinges on their success, and we are pleased this methodology reaps rewards for all involved.” To determine which companies made this year’s list, the PBJ evaluated revenue totals for each of the last three years from businesses across the region. Rankings were determined according to the highest average percentage of growth at the end of 2013. Structured’s three-year growth percentage was an impressive 35.8 percent, and the PBJ acknowledges that it is difficult for larger companies like Structured to make the annual list since it ranks companies based only on percentage of growth – not actual dollars generated. Structured’s success over the past several years is due in part to changes in the information technology landscape and the firm’s ability to recognize, analyze and adapt to shifting requirements. Customers’ business needs stemming from advanced security threats, tight federal mandates for data storage and conveyance, the proliferation of smart phones and tablets, the cloud and the rapidly-evolving “Internet of Things” each were embraced by Structured as opportunities to add value and create growth. “Sustaining a high rate of growth in a successful, mature company the size of Structured is complex but we are up to the challenge,” said Fowler. “The sea changes we’re experiencing in technology mean fundamental changes to the way our customers operate. As a result, they are relying on us for navigation more than ever, and that reliance necessitates Structured’s growth – growth in our engineering and support teams, growth in our alliances with manufacturer partners, growth in our service offerings and growth in our markets.”