LUTZ, FL--(Marketwired - April 17, 2014) - The University of South Florida (USF) Alumni Association honored the 2014 USF Fast 56 -- the fastest growing USF alumni owned or led businesses in the world -- at a celebration held Friday, April 11, in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom at USF Tampa.
ClearTrust led by Juan Osorio and Kara Kennedy is a leading stock transfer agent serving public and private companies across the globe. ClearTrust helps small businesses and their shareholders navigate the securities industry through robust shareholder record-keeping and corporate governance services. ClearTrust was one of 56 USF Bull owned or led businesses inducted into the 2014 USF Fast 56 by USF System President Judy Genshaft and USF Alumni Association Board of Directors Chair Monty Weigel.
"It is an honor for ClearTrust to be recognized by the University of South Florida for the growth of our business," said Kara Kennedy, a graduate of USF. "We thank our clients for supporting us and look forward to continuing to serve their shareholder record-keeping and compliance needs in the future."
To be considered for the USF Fast 56 program, an organization must have been in business for at least three years, have revenues of $250,000 or more for the most recent 12-month period, and be owned or led by a University of South Florida alumnus.
The 2014 USF Fast 56 companies were ranked by percentage of cumulative annual growth in revenue, as documented by Ernst & Young, a public accounting firm based in Tampa. Fifty-six USF alumni owned or led businesses were selected as recipients, in recognition of the year USF was founded, 1956.
"More than 600 companies received nominations for the 2014 USF Fast 56," said USF Alumni Association Executive Director Bill McCausland. "We are proud to recognize ClearTrust for being among the world's fastest growing USF Bull-led businesses."
Click here to see the Top 25 fastest growing USF alumni owned or led businesses and for a link to the full list of all 56 of the 2014 USF Fast 56 Award recipients.
About ClearTrust, LLC
ClearTrust applies its experience and expertise to craft a comprehensive service solution specific to each client. A complete service package includes online account access, same-day transfer turnaround, hundreds of free reports, assistance with DTC eligibility, corporate governance consulting, paying agent services, proxy administration, and tax processing and reporting.
The company is located just north of Tampa, Florida, and is one of the only SOC1 ("SSAE 16") audited transfer agents in the country. Serving public and private companies both nationally and internationally, ClearTrust is registered with the Securities Exchange Commission. They are active members of the Securities Transfer Association and the Society for Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals. For more information, visit www.cleartrustonline.com.