SOURCE: Sage Consulting Associates

Sage Consulting Associates

October 28, 2009 10:01 ET

Sage Consulting Associates Recognized for Outstanding Growth

Agency Provides Solution for Bay Area Companies to Optimize Workforce While Connecting Professionals With Business Opportunities

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 28, 2009) - Sage Consulting Associates, a Bay Area-based agency that matches professional contractors and consultants with companies that have business and marketing needs, today announced it has received recognition surrounding four significant business awards for growth as a privately held, women-owned company. In 2003, CEO Cara France founded Sage Consulting Associates based on a unique, proprietary selection process that matches individuals -- not just resumes -- with business opportunities based on experience, professional skill set and personal temperament. Since 2005, and with a growing demand for its role as a "business matchmaker," Sage has grown 224%.

Sage's 2009 recognition includes:

-- America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc Magazine (2009 Inc. 5000: Sage ranked No. 55 in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA and No. 43 in Human Resources)

-- Top 100 Fastest-Growing Bay Area Private Companies by the San Francisco Business Times

-- Top 100 Bay Area Women-Owned Business by the San Francisco Business Times

-- Stevie® Award for Women in Business (Finalist in Best Entrepreneur in a Service Business; winners to be announced Nov. 13)

"Sage is honored to be recognized for its growth," stated France, whose clients include Fortune 500 companies and well-funded start-ups. "Our goal is to match the right professional with the right opportunity. With San Francisco's unemployment rate at a record high of 10.1% (August 2009), applicants have flooded the marketplace, making it even more challenging to find just the right person. Highly skilled contractors can support critical projects for short periods of time, providing companies a solution that maximizes limited budgets and enhances their team's capabilities."

France's market research shows that we are just over the mid-point of a five-stage recession, which means that companies are suffering from a lack of resources. In short, companies are seriously understaffed and employees are overworked. Therefore, Sage assists companies in strengthening their workforce with consultants who can not only execute on immediate needs, but may also be expertly qualified to help achieve longer-term, strategic initiatives.

France noted, "The companies that will thrive coming out of this economy are those that are approaching the recession as an opportunity to strategically assess their talent base, re-evaluate their offerings, and prepare for the longer-term opportunities that will arise as the economy recovers over the next 12-18 months."

To learn more from Sage about how hiring is impacted by the five stages of a market downturn, see: Sage Consulting on Hiring Fall 2009 or go to

To hear France's recent interview with Women's Radio on optimizing your workforce, visit:

About Sage Consulting Associates

Founded in 2003 by CEO Cara France, Sage Consulting Associates is an agency that expertly selects highly skilled contractors and consultants to meet companies' business and marketing needs. Sage's clients include Fortune 500 companies and well-funded start-ups in the industries of high-tech, financial services, healthcare, biotech, retail and energy that are located in the California Bay Area.

Sage's unique candidate selection process results in a "short list" for each assignment of two to three highly qualified candidates presented to the client within one week. 97% of Sage's hired consultants are chosen from this initial short list.

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Contact Information

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    Ashley Wilkinson
    Sage Consulting Associates
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    Tel: 415.512.8200