Canadian Tech Firm Voices is One of Nation’s 200 Fastest-Growing Companies
London, ON | June 05, 2012
Voices is recognized for the third time as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by PROFIT Magazine. The online marketplace for sourcing voice-over talent demonstrated its ability to grow in a depressed economy and earned the 41st spot on the 2012 PROFIT 200 list.
Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the PROFIT 200 profiles the country’s most successful growth companies. Published in the Summer issue of PROFIT and online at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 200 is Canada’s largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement.
“The PROFIT 200 companies are an inspiration to Canadian entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs,” says Ian Portsmouth, Editor-in-Chief of PROFIT Magazine. “PROFIT is proud to celebrate the success of these businesspeople, who, despite a challenging economy, have achieved outstanding success in a wide variety of fields.
Voices has twice before been recognized by PROFIT Magazine for its consistently increasing revenues. In 2009 and 2010 the company ranked #20 and #34 respectively in the PROFIT HOT 50. The PROFIT HOT 50 is the definite ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies.
Asked about how Voices is able to maintain consistent growth, even during tough economic times, CEO David Ciccarelli says, “Operating on the principle of supply-and-demand has allowed for us to grow organically without venture capital. Nurturing Voices’s unique corporate culture in conjunction with truly investing in our people has contributed significantly to our growth. The result of these efforts are a wonderful and productive work environment, and world-class service and support for our customers.”
Voices was co-founded by David and his wife Stephanie in 2003. They had the idea for the business shortly after graduating from their post-secondary studies. David earned an Honour’s Degree in Audio Technology from the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology, and Stephanie a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree from Western University. They knew that there must be a better way for voice talent to find work than traditional casting methods and went about changing an industry.
Early adopters of technology, David and Stephanie moved their company from a toll-free phone line piped into their condo onto the World Wide Web. The flexibility of operating their business online allowed them to meet the growing demand for their services.
Voices now leads the voice industry as the trusted destination for talent and the brands that need to share their stories. The company currently serves an online community of over 150,000 voices seekers and voice talents. Clients have posted jobs from 87 countries, and over 100 languages and dialects are represented in the talent pool at Voices.
Voices is the technology and industry leading website that connects businesses with professional voice talents. Radio and television stations, advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies rely upon the Voices marketplace to search for, audition and hire voice talents with the assistance of our innovative SurePayâ„¢ escrow service and our Web application.
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