IT Consulting Company HillSouth Included in Empact 100 and Ranked 12th Overall on the SC Biz News 2013 Roaring Twenties List

HillSouth recognized with five awards for its growth, innovation, and entrepreneurial excellence in less than a month in a half

FLORENCE, SC—November 5, 2013—HillSouth iT Solutions, the industry’s leading IT consulting company, today announced that it has earned two more awards this month: a spot on the 2013 Roaring Twenties list, which recognizes the fastest growing companies in South Carolina, and a place on the Empact 100, which showcases the best companies established by young entrepreneurs.

These latest two awards bring the total number of honors for HillSouth up to five in less than a month and a half. The other awards include the Fast Growth 150, the Inc. 500|5000 list for the second consecutive year in a row, and the CRN Next-Gen 250 List.

“We’ve been honored this past month and a half to have our continued commitment to growth and excellence in IT consulting recognized by so many prestigious organizations,” said Skyler Ferran Chief Operations Officer of HillSouth. “These latest honors from SC Biz News and Empact highlight our continuing commitment to innovation, new and sophisticated service models, and customer care that has helped us grow.”

Robby Hill, HillSouth founder and CEO, said, “To be recognized for doing work that I enjoy, and to be ranked number 12 not only by SC Biz News but positioned in the Top 100 companies run by young entrepreneurs, are recognitions that I will not soon forget.” He continued, “I have to thank the entire team at HillSouth for excelling every day and meeting the challenges of a growing enterprise, plus the many supporters and mentors who have helped me during this journey.”

The Empact Showcase is a compilation companies in the United States started by entrepreneurs who are age 35 and under, and whose annual revenues or operating budgets (for non-profits) are more than $100,000. In 2012, the companies comprising the Empact Showcase contributed more than 8,500 jobs to the economy, and controlled over $1.3 billion in revenue.

Founders in the Empact Showcase were recognized for their achievements at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City in October.

“The entrepreneurial journey is sometimes lonely, and it is a pleasure to see so many great companies to share in this unique honor,” Hill said. “I hope it will draw attention to the impact that young entrepreneurs can have on this nation and the world.”

The Fast Growth 150 is an annual list that features the fastest-growing solution providers in the technology industry based on two years' growth of net sales from fiscal year 2010 to fiscal year 2012. It is awarded to companies with a demonstrated ability to effectively respond to market demands, fulfill customer needs and remain committed to innovation.

The Inc. 500|5000 list is an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest growing companies that represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.

The annual 2013 CRN Next-Gen 250 list highlights up-and-coming solution providers that are new to the market, and take smart new approaches to solution selling and integration. The Next-Gen 250 honors companies that focus on lucrative and emerging technologies, including cloud computing, mobility, virtualization, unified communications, business analytics and business intelligence.

About HillSouth

Formed in 2001, HillSouth is a privately-held IT consulting firm based in Florence, South Carolina, and services clients all over South Carolina. It has experienced professionals focused on delivering proactive IT technology support, stability and outstanding customer service to small and medium-sized businesses using technologies that are physical, virtual, hybrid or cloud.


Skyler Ferran, Chief Operations Officer
Phone: (843) 432-4011

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