Compass Datacenters has been named to this year's Dallas 100, an annual ranking of the 100 fastest-growing privately held companies in the Dallas area, ranked and organized by SMU's Cox School of Business. Compass Datacenters has grown rapidly over the past two years, establishing and expanding its presence in a long list of markets across the United States, including Atlanta, Boston, Columbus, Dallas, Minneapolis, Nashville, Raleigh-Durham and others. Compass Datacenters has altered the landscape of the data center market with its groundbreaking design architecture, which makes dedicated data centers cost-competitive with wholesale, multi-tenant space for the first time.
"It is an honor to be a part of this year's Dallas 100, and I want to thank SMU's Cox School of Business for recognizing Compass in this way," said Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters. "Dallas has a vibrant entrepreneurial community that makes the city not only an engine for Texas' economy but also for the country as a whole. The Dallas 100 has a remarkable track record of identifying and promoting emerging companies that go on to be leaders in their industries and leaders in the Dallas business community."
"This annual event, which this year celebrates its silver anniversary, honors the vibrant entrepreneurial community that makes Dallas such a dynamic city for business," said Jerry White, director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at SMU Cox. "Entrepreneurs drive the thriving Dallas economy. We are proud to honor the work of today's entrepreneurs, and we heartily encourage the achievements still to come of tomorrow's entrepreneurs."
For 25 years, SMU Cox has annually ranked the top 100 Dallas entrepreneurial companies based on sales growth over a designated period. The Dallas 100™ Awards, co-founded by the SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, honors the ingenuity, commitment and perseverance of the fastest-growing privately held entrepreneurial businesses in the Dallas area. Companies recognized in this year's Dallas 100 will be honored at a ceremony on November 4 at the Omni Dallas Hotel.