tap|QA Named as the Twin Cities’ 3rd Fastest Growing Private Company

St. Louis Park, MN, October 27, 2013 --(PR.com)-- tap|QA (www.tapqa.com), a specialized provider of software quality assurance and analysis consulting services, announced today that it has been recognized by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as the 3rd fastest-growing privately held company in the Twin Cities area.

tap|QA was named to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Fast 50 list in its first year of eligibility and, as the only company founded after 2009, was the youngest company on this list. With its #3 ranking, tap|QA also established itself as the fastest growing IT services company in the Twin Cities over the past three years.

The Fast 50 list contained fast growing, privately held companies based in the eleven county Twin Cities area. They were ranked according to percentage of growth, year after year, with a minimum of $1 million dollars in revenue in 2010. tap|QA sported an impressive 495% year-over-year revenue growth over the past three years.

"We are honored and very excited to be named as one of the very fastest growing companies in the Twin Cities," said Kimberly Bunda, Consulting Partner and co-owner of tap|QA. "Everyone within our organization has worked so hard to help us grow at a rapid pace in such a short period of time, and we are pleased to be recognized by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal."

Managing Partner and co-owner, Tim Guilfoil, added “It’s been a pleasure to be a part of such a fast growing company. It’s really a testament to the fact that we work with such a talented team of consultants and an excellent base of clients. The opportunities we’ve had to find great client-consultant fits have allowed us to grow so quickly.”

“What’s also exciting is that since our inception in 2010, we’ve helped bring so many new people into the IT and QA professions through our tap|LAKESHORE program,” said Michael Faulise, Consulting Partner and co-owner. “It feels great to help bring these jobs back to Minnesota and introduce new career paths to so many great individuals.”

Founded in 2010, tap|QA has become one of the largest and fastest growing specialized providers of software/system QA and testing services. tap|QA’s numerous service offerings include tap|CONSULTINGTM, allowing us to provide consultants with QA, BA and Testing skills to augment client project teams, tap|STRATEGYTM, Consulting around strategic quality and business process improvement, and tap|LAKESHORETM, a cost-competitive alternative to offshore, where teams are embedded directly on the client site, or in our Minneapolis-based Quality and Testing Center.
Kirk Walton