DETROIT — Salute Mission Critical ranked No. 7 in its category on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 list, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies in North America.

Salute’s chief executive officer, Jason Okroy, credits rising global demand for data center services as well as his team’s ability to perform with military precision for the company’s 371% revenue growth.

"Our mission is to solve the data center industry’s chronic talent shortage by training veterans to build, operate, and decommission these mission critical facilities around the world,” he said. “We partner with leading data center providers who keep today’s businesses connected to each other and the world 24/7/365. Our clients find that our team members’ military backgrounds offer significant benefits, including the ability to problem-solve confidently in even the most adverse of situations. Because of our proven track record, many of our partners go on to expand and hire Salute team members into their ranks, thus enabling us to grow and bring more veterans into this thriving industry.”

“For more than 25 years, we’ve been honoring companies that define the cutting edge, and this year’s Technology Fast 500 list is proof positive that technology — from software and digital media platforms to biotech — truly does permeate so many facets of our lives,” said Paul Silverglate, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology sector leader. “We congratulate this year’s winners, especially during a time when innovation is needed more than ever to address the monumental challenges posed by the pandemic.”

“Each year, the Technology Fast 500 listing validates how important technology innovation is to our daily lives,” said Mohana Dissanayake, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and industry leader for technology, media, and telecommunications within Deloitte’s audit and assurance practice. “It was interesting to see this year that, while software companies continued to dominate, biotech companies rose to the top of the winners list for the first time, demonstrating that new categories of innovation are accelerating in the pursuit of making life easier, safer, and more productive. We extend sincere congratulations to these well-deserved winners — who all embody a spirit of curiosity and a never-ending commitment to making technology advancements possible.”

Salute previously ranked as a Technology Fast 500 award winner in 2019. 2020 Technology Fast 500 award winners were selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2016 to 2019.

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 $50,000, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered in North America.