SmarTek21 Named Top Information Technology Company

SmarTek21 Awarded Top Information Technology Spot in Puget Sound Business Journal’s2011 Ranking of Eastside Fastest-Growing Private Companies.

PSBJ recognizes success of profitable software development and IT services firm based on year-over-year financial performance from 2008 to 2010

KIRKLAND, Wash. – July 22, 2011 – SmarTek21® LLC, a global IT services firm, announced today its published ranking by the Puget Sound Business Journal as the top information technology business in the Eastside Fastest-Growing Private Companies list for 2011. Based on its significant revenue growth between 2008 and 2010, SmarTek21 was ranked number 3 out of the top 50 companies recognized, and was acclaimed for this achievement at an award celebration honoring businesses that contribute to the region’s economic growth.

We are very pleased to receive the Puget Sound Business Journal’s commendation,” said John Michael Gross, executive vice president of SmarTek21. “We credit this achievement to our hardworking team, and are proud to provide our clients with some of the best minds in the industry. Our solid financial performance, especially given the economic challenges of today’s business environment, is reflective of our stability and managed growth. Our team’s dedication to developing partnerships and providing efficient and measurable return on investment for each of our clients is the foundation of our long-term success.”

SmarTek21 focuses on collaboration, innovation and results. From full enterprise architecture consulting and managed services to product realization, the company is consistently focused on delivering to clients’ highest priorities. The company’s Hybrid Delivery Model™ features hands-on domestic expertise for solution analysis, architecture and project management, with a dedicated offshore team for cost-effective development and quality assurance. SmarTek21 holds numerous certifications, including Microsoft® Gold, Salesforce® Administrator and Omniture®. With a focus on serving large enterprises, the company’s core technical expertise includes, but is not limited to, Microsoft SharePoint®, Microsoft .NET™,®/®, Java®, J2EE™, PHP, and Ruby on Rails®.

About SmarTek21, LLC

Founded in 2006, SmarTek21 helps enterprises solve development, implementation and business problems. Headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, with wholly owned subsidiary offices in Chennai, India (SmarTek21 India, d.b.a. Stira Technologies Pvt. Ltd.), the company provides full enterprise architecture consulting, software development, managed services and product realization support. Representative clients of SmarTek21 include Expedia®, Microsoft®, MSNBC®, Real Networks® and T-Mobile®, among others. The SmarTek21 Investments division has incubated successful products and companies including Enterprise Cloud Connect™, ScopraMedia and Arise Health Solutions. More information about the company is available at

Media Contact: John Michael Gross, executive vice president—sales and client services 242-3786

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