Connecticut Technology Council and Marcum LLP Announce Marcum 2013 Tech Top 40 Winners, Focusing on Innovation and Economic Growth

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) (www.ct.org) and Marcum LLP (www.marcumllp.com) have announced the 2013 Marcum Tech Top 40 list of the 40 fastest growing technology companies in Connecticut. They are selected on the basis of revenue growth over the last four years. Companies considered for this recognition have at least $3Million in revenue, with several of the public companies this year approaching or exceeding $1Billion in revenue.

CTC and Marcum LLP will honor the winning companies September 26, 2013 at the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford. The 2013 winners are primarily privately held companies, but 14 public companies also made the list, including: Priceline.com, Rogers Corporation, Gartner Inc. and Alexion Pharmaceuticals. Geographically, Fairfield County is home to 14 winning companies this year followed by Hartford County with 10 companies and New Haven County with eight companies.

Winning Companies were grouped into six technology areas: Software, IT Services, Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing, New Media/Internet/Telecom, and Energy/ Environmental Technologies.

"The annual Marcum Tech Top 40 honors the State of Connecticut's fastest growing technology companies and gives us the opportunity to see innovation first-hand," said Anthony P. Scillia, Partner-in-Charge, Marcum New England. "Every year, the program serves as a reminder never to underestimate the promise of a great idea, the role of passion, the importance of management talent, and the significance of having the right team. Marcum is extremely proud to partner with the Connecticut Technology Council in presenting this year's outstanding class of top technology companies. We enthusiastically congratulate all the winners."

Matthew Nemerson, CTC's President & CEO added, "Connecticut is proud of its remarkable heritage of innovation and invention. The 2013 list of Tech Top 40 companies reinforces the vital role the tech sector plays in job creation. These 40 firms are also successful models in their technology verticals and deserve the attention this event brings them."

This year's event sponsors include: title sponsor Marcum LLP, AT&T Connecticut, Comcast Business Class, Connecticut Innovations, MY HR Supplier, the law firm of Pullman & Comley, OneBeacon Insurance Group, Robert Half Technology, TriNet HR Corporation, UK Trade & Investment, Webster Bank, Xand, and Wellstone Insurance.

The September 26 awards program will include an exhibition featuring the Marcum Tech Top 40 companies. Six category winners will be announced and one company will be named overall winner for demonstrating the greatest percentage growth in revenue across all the technology verticals. To register, visit:

http://ct.org/Tech_Calendar.asp.

Please visit www.ct.org to view complete list of winners by industry category.

About The Connecticut Technology Council

The Connecticut Technology Council is a statewide association of technology oriented companies and institutions, providing leadership in areas of policy advocacy, community building and assistance for growing companies. Speaking for over 2,000 companies that employ some 200,000 residents, the Connecticut Technology Council seeks to provide a strong and urgent voice in support of the creation of a culture of innovation.This includes working to position Connecticut as a leader in idea creation, workforce preparation, entrepreneurial aptitude, early stage risk capital availability and providing on-going support and mentoring to high potential firms. For more information, visit www.ct.org.

About Marcum LLP

Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation. Ranked among the top 20, Marcum LLP offers the resources of 1,200 professionals, including over 140 partners, in more than 20 offices throughout New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Grand Cayman and China. Headquartered in New York City, the Firm's presence runs deep with full-service offices strategically located in major business markets. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive range of professional services spanning accounting and advisory, technology solutions, wealth management, and executive and professional recruiting. The Marcum Group companies include Marcum LLP; Marcum Technology LLC; Marcum Search LLC; Marcum Financial Services LLC; Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk LLP; MarcumBuchanan Associates LLC; and Marcum Cronus Partners LLC.

CONTACT: Michael Scricca Connecticut Technology Council (860) 289-0878 ext. 334, mscricca@ct.org or Julie Gross Gelfand Director of Public Relations & Communications Marcum LLP (631) 414-4302, julie.grossgelfand@marcumllp.comSource:Connecticut Technology Council