Company: Integrated Mobile, Columbus, OH
Entered by: Melrose Consulting
Company Description: Integrated Mobile offers a software and service solutions package that provides end-to-end lifecycle management of a business enterprise’s entire wireless needs, including fulfillment, configuration, billing, and customer care. Integrated Mobile drives out the chaos from businesses’ wireless environment and eliminates the obstacles, challenges and distractions of managing wireless services.
Nomination Category: Company, Office & Product Awards Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Best New Company
Nomination Title: Integrated Mobile
1. Tell the story about what this nominated company achieved in the past year (up to 500 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms. Be sure to mention obstacles overcome, innovations or discoveries made, and outcomes:
Integrated Mobile Inc. was founded in January 2004 by Greg Pugh, a former IT
consulting executive, who observed first hand the administrative chaos and
burgeoning costs his corporate clients were experiencing in providing wireless
capabilities (such as cell phone, Blackberry and wireless laptop usage) to
their employees. Pugh and his team set out to develop a software and services
solution that could help business enterprises gain control of their wireless
assets and costs. Today, Integrated Mobile offers a full suite of managed
mobility solutions and services and has developed a proven team of wireless
telecommunications pros. Their technical experts have years of wireless IT
experience, many of them with the leading wireless carriers themselves. (At
inception, Greg was 30 years old and had a stay-at-home wife with two small
children – a very risky personal undertaking given the limited capital and lack
of an established customer base. )
Integrated Mobile has experienced exponential growth since its inception.
Revenues have grown every quarter and since the Company’s founding (and the
Company is proud to say that) it has never lost a managed services client. Last
twelve months revenues were nearly $5 million and at the current run rate
projected annualized revenues should exceed $10 million. The Company was self
funded since its formation until September of 2006 when it negotiated a $5
million equity capital investment by a NY based private investment fund.
Starting with a single customer (and two employees) in January 2004, the
Company now serves nearly a quarter of the Fortune 1000 companies including
such names as Abercrombie & Fitch, Jostens, Pentair, Nationwide, StanleyWorks,
Miller Brewing, Ohio State University, -- to name just a few! Most notably,
even though the company has just expanded it national footprint, it now serves
more than a quarter of the Fortune 1000 companies and signed 11 new clients in
the past twelve months. Some of the more notable clients include: Nationwide
Insurance, Grant Thornton, Kelly Services, Honda R&D, SMC Corporation of
America, Publicis, Alabama Blue Cross Blue Shield and expanded its
international business with ABN AMRO.
The Company now employs 65 associates and has been recognized by a number of
organizations for their achievements including: One of the Best Places to Work
in Central Ohio, TopCat Award for Best New Start Up Company by the Columbus
Tech Council and the Fierce 15 award for top emerging technology companies as
ranked by FierceWireless. The Company has also been recognized by several
leading trade publications as an expert in managed mobility solutions.
2. List hyperlinks to any online news stories, press releases, or other documents that support the claims made in the section above. IMPORTANT: Begin each link with http://, and enclose each link in square brackets; for example, [http://www.youraddress.com]:
3. Provide a brief (up to 100 words) biography about the leader of this nominated company:
Greg is driven by his innate desire to be the best but also make everyone
around him better. His passion and energy are contagious, his team spirit
empowering. Greg founded a company in a very dynamic market, and has taken
advantage of the chaos is managed mobility services and excelled by not being
afraid to fail and empowering his team to be spontaneous and encouraging them
to be leaders also.
Greg was an early achiever as an Evans Scholarship recipient – a full
scholarship program for high-achieving high school golf caddies, which allowed
him to earn dual degrees from The Ohio State University. Greg was an honoree
last year of the Business First 40 Under Forty Awards, which were developed to
recognize individuals for career development, awards and recognition, and
community involvement. He was also a Finalist in the 2006 E&Y Entrepreneur of
the Year awards.