Advoco, a leading management and consulting services company delivering Infor Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions, has been named a Forbes Small Giant: The Best Small Companies of 2019.
The list, published in collaboration by Forbes and the Small Giants Community, highlights companies from around the country that have chosen to be great instead of gargantuan, emphasizing company culture ahead of unsustainable growth. Over two hundred companies nationwide competed for the award, and Advoco is one of just twenty-five to make the list.
Founded by Bo Burlingham, author of Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big, and Paul Spiegelman, a leadership speaker and author, the Small Giants Community is a group of business owners who are focused on the tenant of purpose-driven leadership. This is the practice of prioritizing purpose and people over profit and greatness ahead of growth.
Each year, the Small Giants Community partners with Forbes Magazine to recognize outstanding companies that are doing business differently and embody the mission of the Small Giants Community. Marty Osborn and Steve Brindle, partners at Advoco, along with Mary Devine, Director of Marketing, traveled to Detroit, Michigan in early May to accept the award on behalf of the Advoco team.
“We were thrilled to be named to the Forbes and Small Giants Best Small Companies list,” said Marty Osborn. “So many companies look to just grow their revenues and profits. At Advoco, while it is important to have that fuel, we also focus on more satisfying business goals. Goals like being great at what we do, creating a positive place to work, providing outstanding service to customers, making impactful contributions to our communities, and finding valuable ways to lead our lives. We are so proud of the entire Advoco team because these goals are alive today, and we see that in being recognized by the business community.”
Seventeen years ago, Advoco set out to earn the title of “Trusted Advisor” for clients. This award is the realization of that dream and is the culmination of hard work by the Advoco team who daily strives to deliver work with courage, innovation, confidence, honesty, knowledge, and remain driven to do the very best for clients.
The Small Giants issue of Forbes Magazine will be hitting newsstands May 31, 2019.