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CREO Named to “Fast 50” List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Research Triangle Region

September 21, 2022

CREO Makes List for 2nd Consecutive Year

DURHAM, NC, Sept. 21, 2022 – CREO, an innovative management consulting and advisory firm that shapes growth companies into healthy, successful organizations, has again been recognized as a “Fast 50” Company by the Triangle Business Journal (TBJ). For the second consecutive year, CREO has made the Fast 50 list as one of the 50 fastest-growing privately held companies in the Research Triangle region.

CREO, co-founded in 2015 by Susan Acker-Walsh and Mike Townley in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, focuses on delivering management consulting and advisory services to middle market and emerging-growth companies in the life sciences and healthcare sectors.

The TBJ Fast 50 winners were selected and ranked based on a formula that counts revenue growth and profitability in the preceding three years (2019-2021). The numbers are crunched and analyzed by BDO, a Fast 50 partner.

“We are incredibly honored to be again named to the TBJ’s Fast 50 as one of the Triangle’s fastest-growing privately held companies in the Research Triangle region,” said Susan Acker-Walsh, CEO and Co-Founder, CREO Inc. “Our continued growth is a clear reflection of the intelligent insights and solutions that our management consultants deliver to our clients in the life sciences and healthcare sectors. Thank you to our entire team for your ongoing outstanding work and to our clients for your trust in CREO.”

CREO’s TBJ Fast 50 recognition follows news of CREO being named to the INC. 5000 list for a third consecutive year as one of America’s Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies.    

“Since our founding in 2015, leading life sciences and healthcare companies in the Research Triangle and beyond have relied on CREO for our expertise in cybersecurity, IT, analytics, compliance, post-merger integration, and strategy development,” said Mike Townley, President and Co-Founder, CREO Inc. “It is exceptionally rewarding for CREO to be recognized by the TBJ alongside so many impressive Fast 50 businesses that work diligently every day to make the Research Triangle region one of the best places in the US to live, work and invest.”