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Brazen Named One of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500

Nov 21, 2022 - Valery Caputi Lopez

2022 has been a great year for Brazen! Thanks to customers and users like you, we’ve topped Capterra's shortlists as the Best Virtual Event Software of 2022Emerging Favorite for Recruiting Software in 2022, and the #1 Event Platform for Talent Acquisition out of hundreds of competing software solutions in the market, among other honors we’ve already highlighted in our blog from Select Software Reviews and G2.

This was excellent news in itself, but the greatest honor was yet to come. As of this month, we are proud to announce that Brazen has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies by the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, an acclaimed awards program that features the most innovative, fastest-growing public and private companies from all over North America, identifying winners as industry innovators across the technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech, and energy sectors.

Deloitte understands that the recognition of organizations that focus on sustainable growth and innovation is vital for the economy at large. "Technology must keep pace with ever-changing consumer and corporate demands for faster, safer and more efficient solutions to new societal challenges," said Paul Silverglate, vice chair, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology sector leader. "Each year I am in awe of the immense talent the Technology Fast 500 rankings reveal, confirming the winners' relentless pursuit of creativity and their ability to solve real-world problems that benefit us all."

In response, Ed Barrientos, CEO of Brazen summed up our collective appreciation by stating:

"We are honored to be recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies by the Deloitte Technology Fast 500. It's truly a testament to our incredible team for leading the way in building a platform that has helped our customers keep the pace with their hiring needs as the hiring landscape has rapidly evolved. We are so grateful to work with a group of amazing customers who are dedicated to providing an outstanding candidate experience. Working with them to redefine the hiring process so that it puts job seekers at the center of the process, provides a more accessible experience, and helps connect more people with jobs they love is a core part of our mission here at Brazen."

It is also notable that Brazen is one of the only recruiting solutions on this list, showing just how useful our recruitment, engagement, and retention tools have been for our loyal user base. Our virtual and hybrid event solutions and customizable microsites have been specially designed to help different employers of various sizes (including membership organizations, associations, workforce development agencies, and universities) reach new candidate pools, convert candidates to hires, and accelerate the recruiting process. Brazen's intuitive and easy-to-navigate virtual event platform allows TA teams to make a human connection with candidates at scale – even before they apply – with engagement tools like virtual hiring events, recruiting chatbots, live webinars, and more.

"This year's Technology Fast 500 list is a true reflection of some of today's most determined and inspiring pioneers who have prospered by anticipating what's next, understanding what's needed to succeed and driving creativity forward," said Christie Simons, partner, Deloitte; Touche LLP and industry leader for technology, media and telecommunications within Deloitte's audit and assurance practice. "Representing all facets of technology, the winners have shown they not only have the vision but can also expertly manage their companies through rapid growth. We congratulate each winner on their impressive achievements."

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About the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™

Now in its 28th year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech, and energy tech companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2018 to 2021.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least US$50,000, and current-year operating revenues of at least US$5 million. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.

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