SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 1, 2012) - Jennifer Benz today announced that Benz Communications is ranked #20 on San Francisco Business Times' 2012 "100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area." Jen is founder and CEO of Benz Communications, a leading HR and benefits communication strategy boutique.

Benz Communications earned its ranking in the first quartile based on its revenue from fiscal 2009 to 2011, during which it grew 283%. Companies considered for the award are based in the San Francisco Business Times' coverage area (the counties of San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Alameda, and Contra Costa, plus the city of Palo Alto).

"We're thrilled to be recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Bay Area's fastest-growing companies. We're so fortunate to have an exceptional team and a fantastic group of clients who care as much as we do about helping educate their employees about important topics like health care and retirement," stated Jennifer Benz, Benz Communications founder and CEO.

Benz Communications was recently ranked #98 on the San Francisco Business Times' 2012 "Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area." In August, Benz Communications was named, for the first time, to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Benz Communications is ranked #534 overall on the 2012 Inc. 5000; #9 in HR, and #25 in San Francisco.

Over the two-year period 2009-2011, Benz Communications increased revenues to $2.2 million from $580,147, and increased the number of employees from 1 to 17. Benz Communications built its HR/benefits industry-wide reputation by sharing expertise on their blog, in industry trade press, and through speaking engagements.

Jen, a former Hewitt Associates consultant, founded Benz Communications in 2006. Since then, Benz Communications has evolved into a "small giant" that successfully competes against the "Big Three" global insurance and outsourcing companies (e.g., Aon Hewitt, Mercer, and Towers Watson). Clients include Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For and Fortune 500 companies. Benz Communications also offers a series of toolkits and products to help small and mid-size employers educate their employees about their health and financial benefits. Benz Communications recently launched Bento, an out-of-the-box benefits website solution. Bento incorporates Benz Communications' signature approach to creating fully customized benefits websites, based on its work with leading-edge large employers and brokers serving small and mid-size employers.

About Benz Communications
Benz Communications is a benefits communications strategy boutique creating integrated employee benefits campaigns for employers committed to nurturing high-performing and satisfied employees. Benz Communications' clients include Fortune 500 companies and Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. Benz Communications also offers Bento, an out-of-the-box benefits website solution, and innovative toolkits and products to help small and mid-size companies educate employees about health and financial benefits. Additional information about Benz Communications may be found at

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