CIO Partners Selected to Seminole 100

(March 7, 2018) CIO Partners was named to Florida State University’s inaugural Seminole 100 during a ceremony on March 3rd at FSU’s University Center Club in Doak Campbell Stadium.

Presented by FSU, the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, the FSU Alumni Association and Inc. Magazine, the Seminole 100 recognized the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned by FSU alumni. Inc. Magazine, using the criteria they developed for their annual Inc. 5000 list, calculated each company’s compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) over the past three years to generate the ranking.

CIO Partners was ranked 29th with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 155%.

“The Seminole 100 is an important initiative that recognizes entrepreneurial excellence,” said Randy Blass, Executive Director of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. “It is open to any and all companies founded or run by FSU alumni, and recognizes those who are achieving growth, innovating, and making a difference in their communities.”

To qualify for the Seminole 100, companies must have been in business for at least three years and generated revenue by March 3, 2013. Additionally, the business must be privately held, for profit, based in the U.S. and be owned or majority managed by an FSU alum.

Founded in 2001, CIO Partners is a nationally recognized retained search firm with a niche practice assisting clients in hiring their top technology talent. Powered by an engagement model build by a former CIO, and FSU alumnus, the CIO Partners team is uniquely positioned to provide access to the top 5% of technology candidates for their client partners.

Prior to founding CIO Partners, FSU alumnus, Mike Burgett, was the CIO for RTM Incorporated, a $1 billion private Fortune 500 organization. There, he led technology services from an operational perspective and was able to customize and implement a process-based approach within a corporate Information Technology organization.

View the full list of Seminole 100 honorees at

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