2005 Rising Stars

In technology, the pace of change gets faster every year. That's why we've added a category to recognize technology companies that are quickly making a name for themselves. They have met the same criteria as the Fast 500, except they have been in business a minimum of three years, but less than five years. We expect to see these Rising Stars on the Fast 500 very soon.

2005 Rising Stars

Rank
 
Company
 
3-Year Percent Growth
 
CEO Name
 
City
 
State
 
 
1
 
Performance Assessment Network, Inc (pan) www.panpowered.com
 
5,441%
 
David T. Pfenninger, Ph.D.
 
Carmel
 
IN
 
 
2
 
i4Commerce Inc. www.i4commerce.com
 
4,922%
 
Gary Marino
 
Timonium
 
MD
 
 
3
 
Troux Technologies www.troux.com
 
4,198%
 
Hank Weghorst
 
Austin
 
TX
 
 
4
 
Masergy www.masergy.com
 
3,976%
 
Barry Nalls
 
Plano
 
TX
 
 
5
 
OpSource, Inc. www.opsource.net
 
3,946%
 
Treb Ryan
 
Santa Clara
 
CA
 
 
6
 
Boingo Wireless, Inc. www.boingo.com
 
3,549%
 
David Hagan
 
Santa Monica
 
CA
 
 
7
 
nLight Corporation www.nlight.net
 
2,902%
 
Scott Keeney
 
Vancouver
 
WA
 
 
8
 
Wave7 Optics, Inc. www.wave7optics.com
 
2,744%
 
Tom Tighe
 
Alpharetta
 
GA
 
 
9
 
JackBe Corporation www.jackbe.com
 
2,386%
 
Luis Derechin
 
Bethesda
 
MD
 
 
10
 
eSilicon Corporation www.esilicon.com
 
2,319%
 
Jack Harding
 
Sunnyvale
 
CA
 
 
11
 
Spatial Data Analytics Corporation (SPADAC) www.spadac.com
 
2,146%
 
Mark Dumas
 
Vienna
 
VA
 
 
12
 
StillSecure www.stillsecure.com
 
2,111%
 
Rajat Bhargava
 
Louisville
 
CO
 
 
13
 
Lanmark Technology, Inc. www.lmt-inc.com
 
1,807%
 
Lani H. Rorrer
 
Fairfax
 
VA
 
 
14
 
Digital Management, Inc. www.digitalmanagement.com
 
1,743%
 
Jay Sunny Bajaj
 
Bethesda
 
MD
 
 
15
 
Metreo, Inc. www.metreo.com
 
1,686%
 
Daphne Carmeli
 
Plao Alto
 
CA
 
 
16
 
Accuvant www.accuvant.com
 
1,571%
 
Scott Walker
 
Denver
 
CO
 
 
17
 
Valere Power www.valerepower.com
 
1,480%
 
Andy Marsh
 
Plano
 
TX
 
 
18
 
BancIntelligence.com, Inc. www.bancintelligence.com
 
1,410%
 
Steven C. Cotton
 
Atlanta
 
GA
 
 
19
 
Language Weaver, Inc. www.langaugeweaver.com
 
1,323%
 
C. Bryce Benjamin
 
Marina del Rey
 
CA
 
 
20
 
Quintessence Photonics Corporation www.qpc.cc
 
1,081%
 
Jeffrey Ungar, Ph.D.
 
Sylmar
 
CA
 
 
21
 
Achieve 3000, Inc. www.achieve3000.com
 
843%
 
Saki Dodelson
 
Lakewood
 
NJ
 
 
22
 
DKW Communications, Inc. www.dkwcommunications.com
 
838%
 
Darryl K. Washington
 
Silver Spring
 
MD
 
 
23
 
Sourcefire, Inc. www.sourcefire.com
 
796%
 
Wayne Jackson
 
Columbia
 
MD
 
 
24
 
Mobile 365 www.mobile365.com
 
727%
 
Neville Street
 
Chantilly
 
VA
 
 
25
 
Abraxas Corporation www.abraxascorp.com
 
714%
 
Richard H. Helms
 
McLean
 
VA