JBK Associates Earns Spot on Inc. 500|5000

Ranks No. 1815 on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 With Three-Year Sales Growth of 155%

ENGLEWOOD, N.J., Sept. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inc.magazine has ranked executive talent solutions firm JBK Associates No. 1815 on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.  Headquartered in Englewood, N.J. with an office in West Palm Beach, Fla., JBK Associates joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly's, among other prominent brands featured on this year's list.

JBK's three-year sales growth of 155% defies the norms of the retained executive search industry, which has yet to return to the revenue levels it posted in 2008, according to data from the Association of Executive Search Consultants.

"The commitment and passion we bring to our clients day in and day out have helped fuel our significant growth. We've beaten the odds by working as a team with clients who recognize that a fast-changing marketplace requires diverse talent, and an approach that treats each relationship as if they are the only client," says JBK CEO and President Julie Kampf. "Our full-service talent management business team develops a deep understanding of each client's culture, industry and workforce in order to deliver future leaders who will succeed in that environment."

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/5000.

About JBK Associates

JBK Associates, Inc. is an award-winning executive talent solutions firm that specializes in building senior-level leadership across functions with a focus on diversity and recruitment.  Together with its two complementary lines of business, CareerCentral and SummitSearch US, JBK Associates offers a full-service talent management business team that helps organizations and individuals succeed with services such as recruiting and retention, diversity initiatives, succession planning, staff augmentation, onboarding and assimilation, and leadership coaching.  For more information, please visit www.jbkassociates.net.


The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.

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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.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference

Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today's entrepreneurial superstars--the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list's alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us October 3-5, 2011, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information about the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.



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