CHICAGO, ILL., June 6, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SingleHop, a leading provider of on-demand hosted private clouds and managed hosting, today announced that it has been named to Crain's Chicago "Fast 50" list highlighting the fastest-growing private and public companies in Chicagoland. SingleHop ranked No. 49 on the list based on 229.1 percent revenue growth over five consecutive years. This is SingleHop's third time on the Crain's Fast 50 list in the last four years.

"Effective business leaders understand that growth and success extend far beyond strategy," said Zak Boca, SingleHop CEO and co-founder. "SingleHop's strength stems from our employees, whose integrity and passion help us lead our market in innovation and deliver technology and cloud solutions that solve real-world problems for customers. That's what ultimately drives our success."

Technology and cloud-based services firms represent the largest business category on this year's Fast 50 list. The list is a reflection of the region's growth sectors and signifies the dramatic global expansion of tech and cloud-based companies. SingleHop is the only cloud infrastructure provider to be recognized on the list. The company's mission is to help enable the growth and success of organizations' cloud environments.

Mr. Boca will be one of four featured panelists from among the 50 companies honored at a business networking event and breakfast on June 22 from 7:30 -10:00A.M. at Chicago's Hyatt Regency Crystal Ballroom, 151 E Upper Wacker Drive. The panelists will delve into discussion on innovation, growth strategies and obstacles, Chicago's business and competitive climate and additional learnings from their entrepreneurial experience. The session will be moderated by Michael Alter, who serves as faculty coach and advisory board member, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and former CEO, The Tie Bar and SurePayroll. Panelists also include Gaston Curk, CEO, OSM Worldwide, Brad Dannegger, President, ARCO/Murray National Construction Company, and Joni Meyerowitz, COO, @properties. To register visit

SingleHop adds this honor to a growing list of business, entrepreneurial and workplace awards. Today, SingleHop also announced industry recognition across four distinct categories from CRN, a brand of the Channel Company. The honors include:

  • 2016 CRN Solution Provider 500 list (SP500)
  • 2016 Managed Service Provider 500 (MSP500) list, with further recognition on the Hosting 100 list
  • The 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors of 2016 as part of the Cloud 100
  • 2016 Channel Chiefs award presented to Mark Mercado, SingleHop vice president of sales, for superior partner programs and strategy

SingleHop has also been included on the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing companies for six consecutive years — 2009-2015. Co-founders Zak Boca, CEO and Dan Ushman, CMO, were honored as finalists in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in the Midwest in both 2013 and 2015.

For more detail on SingleHop's inclusion on this year's Fast 50 list click here. The complete Chicago Fast 50 list can be seen here.

About SingleHop
SingleHop, a leading global provider of hosted IT infrastructure and cloud computing, brings together a unique combination of enterprise-class technologies from industry-leading vendors, and a proprietary automation engine, to deliver a customized cloud infrastructure experience for enterprises of all sizes. Their powerful portal and award-winning automation platform make it simple to design and support the optimal cloud environment. Their service includes full-life cycle, white glove support, instantly scalable solutions, and comprehensive integrated security. SingleHop serves more than 5,500 customers in more than 124 countries with data centers across the United States and Europe. Follow SingleHop on Twitter at @SingleHop and read our blog at

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