One hundred fast-growing businesses owned or managed by alumni of Florida State University were recognized at the Seminole 100 celebration in Tallahassee.
Honorees included 16 companies headquartered in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.
The companies were ranked based on their compound annual growth rate. EY verified information for all the companies on the list. The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at FSU hosted the celebration.
Boomerang Transportation LLC, a logistics firm in Tampa offering freight transportation services, was the highest-ranked local company, placing No. 3 on the list. Boomerang, founded in 2014 and led by Jon Novak, CEO, had a 161.77 percent compound annual growth rate over three years.
Here are the other area companies that were recognized:
No. 8 Asset Engineering Inc., Bartow — 100.54 percent CAGR
Minority-owned business that provides engineering consultation, project management, training and administrative assistant support for transportation projects
No. 18 A-LIGN, Tampa — 66.27 percent CAGR
Cybersecurity and compliance firm
No. 25 ReliaQuest, Tampa — 52.64 percent CAGR
No. 31 Ardent Eagle Solutions, Tampa — 43.63 percent CAGR
Technical service provider to the Department of Defense, intelligence community and other federal, state and local government agencies
No. 35 AgileThought, Tampa — 39.67 percent CAGR
Custom software consulting firm
No. 36 Tampa Bay Wave Inc. Tampa — 38.99 percent CAGR
Tech accelerator and entrepreneurial hub offering coworking, mentoring and funding opportunities
No. 38 Taylor Financial, Tampa — 37.53 percent CAGR
Financial planning firm
No. 43 All Seasons Wealth, Tampa — 33.73 percent CAGR
Financial planning firm
No. 44 CFO Alliance, Tampa — 32.84 percent CAGR
Provides consulting to entrepreneurs and CFOs
No. 59 ReEmployAbility Inc., Tampa — 23.14 percent CAGR
Solutions to help control the rising costs of workers’ compensation, return to work services and transitional employment programs
No. 68 Convergence Consulting Group, Tampa — 19.11 percent CAGR
Data analytics solutions and services
No. 79 Global Sales, Gibsonton — 15.67 percent CAGR
No. 82 Gulf Beach Weddings, St. Pete Beach — 15.19 percent CAGR
Provides Florida destination wedding packages
No. 89 Venture Medical, Tampa — 12.63 percent CAGR
Supplies new, refurbished and used medical equipment
No. 93 Taylor White Specialized Staffing Services Inc, Tampa — 10.08 percent CAGR
Recruitment firm focused on accounting and finance
The top company on the Seminole 100 list was Blue Air Training, an air support training service headquartered in Las Vegas. Blue Air, led by CEO James “Chef” Barlow, had 188.22 percent compound annual growth rate over three years.
To qualify for the Seminole 100, a company must have operated for at least three years and generated revenue by Jan. 1, 2015. In addition, the business must have been owned or majority-managed by an FSU graduate for three consecutive years prior to its nomination.