Boston Business Journal Names Top 70 Pacesetters 2015

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The Boston Business Journal honored the companies that in many cases quietly drive the Massachusetts economy Thursday morning at the 2015 Pacesetters breakfast awards at the Westin Copley Hotel.

To be included on this year's Pacesetters list, privately held companies in Massachusetts had to post a minimum year-over-year revenue growth of just under 70 percent.

The event featured a countdown of the select 70 companies, culminating with the No. 1 Pacesetter, Mobiquity, a Wellesley-based mobile engagement provider that has worked with more than 200 companies since its inception in 2011, including CVS, Fidelity Investments and Pfizer. From 2011 to 2014, Mobiquity posted a growth rate of 1,686 percent.

Dan Foley, the CEO of Curate Partners, provided an inspirational keynote address.

"Of the wide ranging rankings we generate," Gale Murray, the BBJ publisher, told the gathering of 400, "this one is among the most interesting because these are ambitious privately held firms, that while growing fast and fueling the Boston growth economy, have been succeeding in relatively obscurity.

HarborOne Bank was the presenting sponsor for this year's Pacesetters' event with EBSCO Information Services serving as the event partner. Other sponsors included: Wilmington Trust and Unispace (event); and E.M. Duggan and HR Knowledge (patrons).

Just under $38,000 that was raised at this year's Pacesetters breakfast will be donated to the Massachusetts Special Olympics.

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