Awards honored state’s 40 Fastest Growing Tech Companies part of ConnectiTECH Awards October 3

Southington, Conn., October 2018 – The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) and Marcum LLP today announce the 2018 Marcum Tech Top 40, the annual recognition of the fastest growing technology companies in Connecticut. This year’s group of top-ranked companies was honored at the new ConnectiTECH Awards event at the Connecticut Convention Center on October 3. COCC was honored with 39 other companies and two accelerator award-winners as the class of 2018.

The Marcum Tech Top 40 has honored over 400 Connecticut-based technology and tech-enabled companies since 2008. The awards recognize technology leaders in six industry sectors: Advanced Manufacturing; Energy and Environmental; Life Sciences; New Media, Internet, and Telecom; IT Services; and Software. COCC has been named a Tech Top 40 in the IT Services category. COCC is a recipient of this award due to strong revenue growth of at least $3 million in annual revenue as well growth in each of the preceding four years.

2018’s honorees are a diverse set of businesses from around the state. Eleven companies are publicly traded, and eight have over $1 billion in annual revenue.

“COCC has continued to experience a steady revenue growth each year,” said Richard A. Leone, Chief Executive Officer of COCC. “We have accomplished this growth while providing consistently high levels of service, reinvesting in our products and services, and expanding training and growth opportunities for over 500 employees. We’re pleased to have made the Marcum Tech Top 40 list again this year, as it is just another example of our strong growth, innovation, and success as a Connecticut-based company.”

“Marcum is extremely proud to partner with the Connecticut Technology Council to present the Marcum Tech Top 40 Awards which honor some of Connecticut’s most innovative companies,” said Michael K. Brooder, CPA, Marcum’s office managing partner in Hartford, Connecticut. “This annual program over the past 11 years has allowed us a fascinating glimpse into the forward thinking that keeps Connecticut on the forefront of technology innovation and business leadership. We heartily congratulate this year’s class of winners and look forward to watching their continuing contributions to Connecticut’s business environment.”
Bruce Carlson, CTC’s President and CEO added, “Growth in Connecticut must and does come from the technology sector, and these Marcum Tech Top 40 companies are exemplary of the achievements within the industry we represent in the state. As part of the ConnectiTECH Awards, the Marcum Tech Top 40 lauds the leaders in tech in Connecticut, and inspires more to follow suit.”
To date, this year’s event sponsors include: Marcum LLP and Shipman & Goodwin LLC, with support from Webster Bank. The media sponsor is WFSB.

The October 3 awards program included the presentation of the Marcum Tech Top 40 Awards, as well as two new honors: the Most Disruptive Technology and Coolest Tech Workplace Awards. These awards are designed to stimulate the celebration of rising tech businesses and innovators and showcase the culture of technology in Connecticut in conjunction with the Marcum Tech Top 40. For more information on the Marcum Tech Top 40 and the ConnectiTECH Awards, as well as registration for this and other events, visit www.ct.org.

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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 2,500 companies that employ some 200,000 residents, the mission of the Connecticut Technology Council is to spark innovation, cultivate tech talent, foster business growth, advocate for industry-beneficial law and policy, expand the scope of industry networking and professional development, and celebrate industry achievements in the state. The CTC seeks to serve Connecticut’s technology ecosystem by providing leadership, support, mentoring, and advocacy to companies across every industry and at every stage of growth. For more information, visit http://www.ct.org.

About Marcum LLP
Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation, with offices in major business markets throughout the U.S., Grand Cayman and China. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum provides a full spectrum of traditional tax, accounting and assurance services; advisory, valuation and litigation support; and an extensive range of specialty and niche industry practices. The Firm serves both privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as high net worth individuals, private equity and hedge funds, with a focus on middle-market companies and closely held family businesses. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive array of professional services. For more information, visit www.marcumllp.com.

About COCC
COCC is an award-winning client-owned financial technology company servicing financial institutions throughout the Northeastern United States. Launched in 1967, COCC was founded by its clients. This unique cooperative structure has set COCC apart from the competition and is one of the driving forces behind their success. COCC is the fastest growing financial data processing company in the United States and recognized as a leader in delivering innovation and the quality service financial institutions demand and deserve. For more information, visit https://www.cocc.com.