The 2006 Philadelphia 100 marks the 18th Anniversary of the founding of this prestigious research project and event. Relevante was honored at The 2006 Philadelphia 100 Awards Dinner and Ceremony.
“Being recognized in the Philadelphia 100 for a second year in a row is a tribute to the extraordinary work our employees do on a daily basis, ” commented Brassington. ” Our focus on client satisfaction and a quality experience by all our stakeholders continues to propel our rapid growth, ” he added.
About the Philadelphia 100®
The Philadelphia 100® was founded in 1988 to publicly identify, recognize and promote young successful companies in the Greater Philadelphia region. It is a meritorious designation based on verifiable revenue growth as reported on federal tax forms or audited financial statements. For more information about the Philadelphia 100®, please visit the website at www.Philadelphia100.com.
“Bill brings with him proven Management Team skills coupled with successful high-level sales and operational experience in all areas of the staffing industry,” said Brandon Weinstock, Director of Business Development at Relevante. He has expertise in traditional temporary staffing plus specialized areas such as Accounting & Finance, IT, Technical, Direct Placement and Outsourcing, he added.
Prior to joining Relevante, Selers served as Regional Director of the Philadelphia Metro and Cleveland Major Markets at Kelly Services, Inc. since 2001. At Kelly Services Inc., he handled the sales and operations of one of Kelly’s largest Metro cities, as well as several strategic national accounts, and was recognized as a top performer in the organization.
“It almost goes without saying how excited I am to be a part of this company,” said Selers. “The explosive growth Relevante has seen over the last few years, its financial success and its dedication to clients is the perfect foundation for what our team does and will strive to accomplish over the next several years. I’m looking forward to what’s ahead.”
“Being active in the regional business community allows us to connect with potential clients and employees as well as get to know other businesses that we can collaborate with to support the economic development in the region. The chamber is very focused on engaging the entire region to work in a collaborative way for economic development. We support this focus,” commented William Brassington, CEO of Relevante.
“Relevante looks forward to the wide range of local networking opportunities offered by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber for partnering and prospecting among the local business leaders,” added Brandon Weinstock, Director of Business Development at Relevante.
About the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
As an advocate for businesses throughout the region, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting and encouraging the continued growth of each of its nearly 6,000 member companies, and the business community at large. Our main objectives are to influence business-friendly legislation in government, participate in initiatives to improve education and the community, present professional enrichment programs, and to provide our members with cost-efficient ways to run their businesses.
The games featured “open” competitions for those over 17, and “masters” competitions for those over 35. The athletes participated in basketball, a duathlon, soccer, golf, field hockey, karate, lawn bowls, swimming, tennis, table tennis and bowling.
At 52, Fred Kaplan played in this year’s edition of the games in the master’s soccer team as a midfielder. “I knew that my clock was ticking on ability,” said the resident of Maple Glen. Kaplan was an alternate in the 1973 U.S. Maccabi soccer team, but since team members suffered no injuries, he never made it into international competition.
“The games are an intense kind of comraderie — like when you go to overnig
ht camp and you’re all living in the same bunk,” said Kaplan.
The United States sent 157 athletes and coaches to the games, and the competitors returned with 19 medals, second in the overall count to Australia’s 61.
Barbara Tomedolskey has over 15 years of management experience and an extensive background in accounting operations in the manufacturing, financial services, and pharmaceutical industries. “With each engagement I take away an enhanced understanding and a new circle of friends,” said Tomedolskey. “I am excited about the growth of our company and the many promotional opportunities it provides,” she added.
Stephen McCourt has over 20 years of accounting, analysis, budgeting and forecasting experience. He has worked in the retail, publishing, non-profit and high technology industries. “My time at Relevante has given me the opportunity to grow professionally in many ways,” said McCourt. “I have been exposed to new industries, which has allowed me to hone my technical and managerial skill,” he added.
Joan H. Eyre has over 20 years in the accounting and finance fields. She has experience in management, budgeting and forecasting, analysis, and accounting software implementation. “Through assignments in insurance, credit card providers, banking, and aerospace, Relevante has provided me the opportunity to broaden my industry experience and hone my consulting skills,” said Eyre.
In making the announcement, Shaun McCallum, Relevante’s Recruiting Manager said, “Relevante remains focused on the professional growth of its recruiting teams and Tom and Andrew have demonstrated exemplary Management Team styles that will be instrumental in the continued development of our recruiters.”
Thew has been a recruiter at Relevante for over 2 years, being recognized as a top producer on multiple occasions.
With extensive management experience in the hotel industry, Pendleton has been with Relevante since October in a recruiting role. Pendleton is also the coach of the Relevante softball team
While making the announcement, Fred Kaplan, Relevante’s Director of Consulting said, “Both Kevin & Keith bring a wealth of expertise to the team.
Kevin J. Hull has a background in financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, and database design. He has been successfully deployed in the banking and manufacturing industries providing reconciliations, 10-Q reporting, and database development. “Relevante has been a rewarding experience. It is a great environment to be surrounded by such a diverse and talented group,” said Hull.
Keith Wilkerson has a background in budgeting and financial analysis in the manufacturing, retail, utilities, and travel industries. “My position as a Managing Consultant allows me to provide Management Team to others with a growing company in a competitive industry,” said Wilkerson
“Sarbanes Oxley has proven to be a significant and costly initiative for publicly traded companies. The impact on companies both public and private has been profound. This session will provide an update on the costs, best practices, and key learning’s from the year of implementation” said Joe Curran, CPA.
“Companies are straining to meet new internal controls and reporting requirements not only to avoid major fines and forfeitures, but also restrictions, which can damage brands and erode profits. It’s critical for executives to demonstrate effective risk management capabilities to all internal & external constituents” said Robert Rausch, CPA, MBA.
About the Drug Information Association (DIA)
DIA is a not for profit organization with over 23,000 members in over 80 countries. The Association has been actively involved with the exchange of information in areas such as discovery, development, regulation, surveillance, and marketing of pharmaceuticals and related products. The DIA is committed to improve society through exchange of information and ideas that are aimed at greater access for and usage of ethical drugs and a better understanding of the health and economic outcomes of drugs. Visit DIA online at www.diahome.org
”Good consultants possess a set of tangible & intangible characteristics and aim to keep their skill sets current all the time” said Kaplan. “They also develop various traits including Management Team , mentorship & delegation that help them to remain ahead of the competition” he added.
The event also provides value-added time in terms of opportunities for informal networking where attendees can meet other consulting professionals.
About The FENG
With over 24,000 members in over a dozen countries across four continents, the Financial Executives Networking Group is an international sponsorship-based organization. FENG’s primary objective is to create opportunities for senior financial professionals to network, share job leads and friendship with peers in the financial community. Its members have typically been chief financial officers, controllers, and vice presidents of finance, treasury, tax, or mergers & acquisition, as well as from other financial disciplines. Visit FENG online at http://www.thefeng.org/
“I am truly honored that the Philadelphia Business Journal has selected me for this prestigious award,” said Brassington.
The winners were nominated by co-workers, friends, or self-nominated and are proven performers in their industries and communities. The editors grade nominees on business success, community activities, regional impact and Management Team ability
“The ’40 under 40′ program gives us an opportunity to spotlight some of the young and increasingly influential leaders in our region,” said Bernard Dagenais, editor of the Philadelphia Business Journal. “These individuals have established themselves as leaders through their professional and volunteer achievements. They have made a difference and can be expected to continue to do so in the years to come.”
The proven leaders were featured in a special section of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s April 7-13, 2006 edition. This year’s banquet will be held on May 2 at the Sheraton Society Hill, One Dock St, Philadelphia, PA.