The Training Associates Earns Spot on Inc. 5000 List


Westborough, MA – August 1, 2014 - The Training Associates (TTA), the largest provider of training talent and solutions, announced  that Inc. magazine ranked The Training Associates number 2,602 on its eighth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. The average company on the list grew 516 percent.

“It is an honor to be ranked once again on the Inc.  500|5000 list, “said Maria Melfa, President of The Training Associates.  “This marks the fifth time that we have earned a spot on Inc.’s prestigious list and each year that we are recognized is a positive reminder that our services play a key role in the success of our clients’ growth.  Whether we’re supporting large scale training roll-outs, training on new platforms through M&A activities, or providing key Instructional Design and Delivery services, our growth is measured by our clients’ growth and we’ve been successful for over 20 years doing so.”

The 2014 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 is $2 million.

About Inc.
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.  Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today.  

Founded in 1994, The Training Associates (TTA) is the largest provider of training talent and solutions.  TTA’s stringent quality procedures, vast network of over 25,000 diversely skilled IT and professional skills training delivery and design consultants, and convenient training delivery administration services enable organizations to secure topnotch training professionals, on demand. Importantly, they can accomplish this without the fixed overhead associated with a large training staff, or the delays, classification risks, and administrative burdens associated with recruiting training contractors directly.  With unparalleled experience and expertise in all aspects of training delivery, TTA is best equipped to meet the unique requirements of each training initiative – regardless of size, scope, or location.

Directly or through partners, more than 1,000 organizations – including most of the Fortune 500, all government departments and military branches, major consultant and training companies, and major colleges and universities – rely on TTA for a variety of training delivery services including consulting, project management, trainthetrainer, courseware, curriculum development, and largescale training rollout management. TTA’s numerous awards reflect their commitment to help organizations use training to increase productivity, reduce costs, and drive revenues.