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Inc. Magazine Unveils 35th Annual List of

America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 500

 

NEW YORK, August 17, 2016 – Inc. magazine today ranked San Diego-based JCS Consulting Group, Inc. NO. 457 on its 35th annual Inc. 500, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment: its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

 

“JCS has always concentrated on helping our customers move expensive data center applications to more cost-effective SAAS and cloud-based solutions. We focus on solving the business problem for the customer and allow them to provide better service at a lower cost to their customer base. This focus on increasing our customers’ value-proposition to their customers has resulted in our rapid growth and strong customer loyalty,” said John Cloyd, CEO and co-founder of JCS Consulting Group, Inc.

 

The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 23) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. JCS’s growth was nearly double this at 838%.The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

 

"The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”

 

“JCS focuses on the mission-critical systems that are better done in the cloud,” said Carlo Saggese, CTO and co-founder of JCS Consulting Group. “We closely partner with our customers to successfully implement enterprise solutions that allow our customers’ employees, their customers, and their partners to work collaboratively and connected on devices of their choice by implementing strategic and technical best practices learned from tens of thousands of hours and hundreds of successful implementations.”

 

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 18 through 20, 2016, in San Antonio, TX. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as best-selling author and strategist Tony Robbins, SoulCycle co-founders Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, Cornerstone OnDemand founder, president and CEO Adam Miller, Marvell Technology Group director and co-founder Weili Dai, and New Belgium Brewing co-founder and executive chair Kim Jordan.

 

More about JCS Consulting Group, Inc.

 

JCS Consulting Group, Inc. designs, builds, and operates sophisticated cloud and hybrid systems. JCS offers strategic consulting and implementation services to facilitate the planning, design, launch, and ongoing management

of cloud-based enterprise class systems. Specializing in Enterprise Social Networks, cloud-based storage, and the sophisticated integration of disparate SAAS products, JCS is a registered Salesforce partner, a Box Consulting partner, a certified Jive Consulting and Technical partner, and a Microsoft partner. JCS has completed hundreds of projects for customers ranging from not-for-profits to the Fortune 100. Learn more about JCS at www.jcsconsulting.com.

 

For More Information About JCS, Contact:

 

John Cloyd

(858) 947-0035

John.Cloyd@jcsconsulting.com

 

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000

 

Methodology

The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

 

About Inc. Media:

 

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

 

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

 

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

 

For more information contact:

Inc. Media

Drew Kerr

212-849-8250

drew@four-corners.com

SAN BRUNO, Calif. & SAN DIEGO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Qumu (NASDAQ: QUMU), the leading business video platform provider today announced a new integration that brings the power of video to Jive’s enterprise communication and collaboration solutions. Developed with JCS Consulting Group, a leader in social business design, implementation, and integration, the new Qumu offering brings a new robust video tool set to Jive users.

“Seamlessly integrating Qumu with Jive’s industry-leading platform delivers the efficiency of enterprise communication and collaboration combined with the power and reach of video.”

Jive’s enterprise communication and collaboration solution enables companies to work better together. Video is a crucial element as more people interact outside of the traditional office, companies are looking for a video solution that can handle large assets, scale to meet their needs, and support employee-generated content – in a wide array of video formats. The new Qumu Jive integration combines Qumu’s industry-leading enterprise video platform with Jive’s enterprise collaboration and communication environment to enable Jive customers to take full advantage of video assets.

The Qumu Jive integration gives employees the power to easily and securely create, edit, publish, search, watch, and share videos. They can watch live webcasts through the Jive portal as well as publish, share, comment and collaborate on valuable video content within the Jive activity feed.

“Video is already an important part of the way that we communicate through social channels,” says Mark Weitzel, senior director of platform & ecosystem, Jive Software. “The Qumu Jive integration will help our Jive customers unlock valuable video assets ultimately making their enterprise communication and collaboration interactions that much more engaging and enriching.”

Qumu leveraged the depth of experience and Jive expertise of JCS Consulting to deliver this high value combination of Qumu and Jive. Qumu-managed video assets can now be searched, collaborated on and shared by employees while working in Jive. This seamless integration provides the best of both worlds; robust video delivery socialized across the enterprise.

“We chose JCS Consulting for their extensive technical knowledge and proven Jive experience,” says Vern Hanzlik, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Qumu. “Using the Qumu REST APIs, JCS Consulting developed a best-in-class integration with Qumu’s video content management delivery platform. Qumu now works with Jive to further extend enterprise communication and collaboration practices and to create a more connected workplace.”

“The Qumu video architecture provides enterprise-class security, scalability and flexibility within and beyond the corporate firewall,” says John Cloyd, President of JCS Consulting. “Seamlessly integrating Qumu with Jive’s industry-leading platform delivers the efficiency of enterprise communication and collaboration combined with the power and reach of video.”

Qumu and JCS Consulting will showcase the new Jive integration at JiveWorld14, the premier conference for modern communication and collaboration, attended by more than 1,600 Jive customers, developers, thought leaders and technology partners across several industries. This year’s program focuses on how people and organizations can work better together and gain competitive advantage through collaborative workstyles. JiveWorld14 offers more than 60 breakout sessions and hands-on training workshops about topics such as advanced community management, customer and partner communities and internal collaboration.

About Qumu Corporation
Qumu Corporation (NASDAQ: QUMU) provides the tools businesses need to create, manage, secure, distribute and measure the success of their videos. Qumu's innovative solutions release the power in video to engage and empower employees, partners and clients. Qumu helps thousands of organizations around the world realize the greatest possible value from video and other rich content they create and publish. Whatever the audience size, viewer device or network configuration, Qumu solutions are how business does video. Additional information can be found at www.qumu.com.

About JCS Consulting Group, Inc.
JCS Consulting helps companies increase productivity and revenue with effective implementation strategies for enterprise social collaboration networks and customer-facing communities powered by Jive Software. Founded in 2012, JCS has grown rapidly to more than 60 customers (including several in the Fortune 100 and Fortune 500) and more than 120 successful Jive projects. Through a comprehensive, hands-on approach to plan, build, launch, and ongoing management of Jive communities, JCS enables companies using Jive to achieve measurable business results and transform the way work gets done. Visit www.jcsconsulting.com for more information.

Contacts

Qumu Corporation
Pete Steege, 952-683-7879
Director of Marketing Communications
or
JCS Consulting Group, Inc.
John Cloyd, 858-342-6241
President

Greenfield Interactive Merges with JCS Consulting Group, Inc.

SAN DIEGO, CA – July 8, 2014 – JCS Consulting Group, Inc. and Greenfield Interactive, LLC announced today the completion of the acquisition of Greenfield by JCS. Greenfield and JCS are leading providers of strategic consulting, integration, technical implementation and support services for enterprise communication and collaboration solutions powered by Jive Software.

This transaction creates one of the largest Jive-centric professional services companies in the US differentiated by the deep Jive experience and knowledge of every employee. The combined customer base of the new entity includes numerous Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies along with over 50 small and medium-sized businesses.

Michael Calderon, President and founder of Greenfield stated “Greenfield was founded on the early recognition of the fact that successful enterprise collaboration requires not only great technology but experienced professionals to support the companies rolling this out to their employees and customers. This merger provides a solid foundation to continue our rapid growth”. Calderon will continue at JCS as a senior director with responsibilities for growing JCS business in the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest.

“Jive has helped people around the world connect, collaborate and communicate – whether internally across employee bases to drive productivity, alignment and innovation or externally to drive higher sales, better service and greater satisfaction with customers and partners,” said Aisling MacRunnels, chief development officer, Jive Software. “Greenfield and JCS have a proven track record of delivering exactly those results to satisfied customers and these two companies coming together represent an opportunity to leverage best practices and broaden their capabilities of serving companies deploying Jive.”

The combined entity will operate under the JCS brand. “We focus on making sure our customers’ projects are successful; we help them deliver dramatic improvements in business value.” said John Cloyd, CEO of JCS. “The combined company will continue to focus on providing significant value to our customers through our deeply experienced staff and over 100 successful Jive projects”.

About JCS Consulting Group, Inc.

JCS Consulting helps companies increase productivity and revenue with effective implementation strategies for enterprise social collaboration networks and customer-facing communities powered by Jive Software. Founded in 2012, JCS has grown rapidly to over 60 customers (including several in the Fortune 100 and Fortune 500) and over 100 successful Jive projects. Through a comprehensive, hands-on approach to the planning, build, launch, and ongoing management of Jive communities, JCS allows companies on Jive to achieve measurable business results and transform the way work gets done. Visit www.jcsconsulting.com for more information.

Technology consultants from Boston Consulting Group and Vistage International join San Diego start-up

SAN DIEGO, CA – April 8, 2014 – JCS Consulting Group, Inc., a leading provider of strategic consulting, technical implementation and support services for enterprise social collaboration networks powered by Jive Software, announced today thatSabine-Wolff Auhorn and Jorge R. Liano have joined the company to support the rapidly expanding JCS client base.

Wolff-Auhorn, formerly of Boston Consulting Group (BCG), brings 3 years of Jive experience and over 20 years of international project management experience in enterprise collaboration, knowledge management, content management, and website development. Wolff-Auhorn spent 10 years working with BCG in Boston and 12 years in the Munich, Germany office where she led the technical and strategic implementation of BCG’s worldwide social collaboration solution as part of the firm’s larger knowledge management strategy. She speaks 4 languages and has studied at Tufts University, the Sorbonne University of Paris, and Boston University’s Graduate School of Management.

Liano comes to JCS from Vistage International. He brings 10 years of Jive experience and over 15 years of software development and consulting experience with specialization in application development, enterprise systems integration and enterprise collaboration. At Vistage International as Director of Web Applications, Liano led the technical team responsible for the launch of Vistage Connect, an online community for executives and business owners powered by Jive and integrated with Cisco’s WebEx technologies. In addition to Vistage, he has worked at Qualcomm, Dataskill, Covario and Silicon Space where he started his consulting career in 1998. Liano was born and raised in Mexico and attended the University of California, San Diego.

“The success of our customers and the continued rapid growth of JCS depend on our ability to attract and retain the very best professionals with deep, real-world Jive experience” said John Cloyd, Co-founder and CEO of JCS. “We are very excited to have attracted Sabine and Jorge to join us.  We are on track to more than double this year and will continue to aggressively recruit top-quality Jive talent.”

About JCS Consulting Group, Inc.

JCS Consulting helps companies increase productivity and revenue with effective implementation strategies for enterprise social collaboration networks and customer-facing communities powered by Jive Software. Founded in 2012, JCS has grown rapidly to over 30 customers (including several in the Fortune 500) and over 60 successful Jive projects. Through a comprehensive, hands-on approach to the planning, build, launch, and ongoing management of Jive communities, JCS allows companies on Jive to achieve measurable business results and transform the way work gets done. Visit www.jcsconsulting.com for more information.

JCS Consulting CEO John Cloyd to Participate as Panelist

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Feb. 25, 2014 – JCS Consulting Group, Inc., a leader in social intranet implementation, has teamed with Jive Software, a leader in social business, to sponsor the International Association of Business Communicators’ (IABC) Intranet Global Forum taking place March 6-7, 2014 at the University of Southern California’s Davidson Conference Center in Los Angeles, California.

JCS Consulting’s Co-Founder, President, and CEO, John Cloyd, will participate as a panelist during a session entitled, “Trends and Opportunities in Developing a Social Intranet” on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 1:00pm PST.

The opening cocktail reception of the IABC Intranet Global Forum will be sponsored by JCS Consulting and Jive on March 6, 2014 at 5:00pm PST.

The two-day event will bring intranet executives and managers in communications, IT, and HR together to learn about and discuss recent changes in the design, governance, and management of enterprise intranets and social intranets. Attendees will have the opportunity to find out how JCS Consulting and Jive can jointly help their companies transform their intranet into a modern, mobile communication and collaboration portal that drives productivity and innovation within their organizations.

Members and non-members of IABC can register for the Intranet Global Forum 2014 at www.intranetglobalforum.com and receive a 15% discount using the code “SPCDISC15” upon checkout.

About JCS Consulting Group, Inc.

JCS Consulting helps companies increase productivity and revenue with effective implementation strategies for enterprise social collaboration networks and customer-facing communities powered by Jive Software. Through a comprehensive, hands-on approach to the planning, build, launch, and ongoing management of Jive communities, JCS allows companies on Jive to achieve measurable business results and transform the way work gets done. Visit www.jcsconsulting.com for more information.

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