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Fast Switch Announces Record Preliminary 2016 Financial Results
January 24, 2017

Mark Pukita, CEO of Fast Switch, Ltd., today announced Fast Switch’s preliminary 2016 financial results. For the full year, revenues exceeded $93.0 million. This is an increase of over 16% from the year prior.

Fast Switch ended 2016 at its highest staff level in its history, with a total staff of over 800 associates managed from its Columbus, Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, Cleveland, Ohio, Hartford, Connecticut, Denver, Colorado, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Ohio, Phoenix/Tucson, Arizona, and California locations.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Hits Staff Size Milestone of 800
December 5, 2016

Today Fast Switch, Ltd. announced it has reached a total staff size of over 800 associates. “We have added over 100 net new staff this year, which helped us break the 800 total staff member level,” stated Mark Pukita, Fast Switch’s CEO. “We are exceedingly grateful to all of our staff, clients, and suppliers. Thank you all!"

Fast Switch #49 in Columbus Business First "Fast 50"
October 6, 2016

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. was ranked as the 49th fastest growing privately held company in Central Ohio by Columbus Business First newspaper as part of the Business First "Fast 50" ranking process. The honor was announced at the annual "Fast 50" luncheon held today. This selection is based on a CPA's review of financial statements and tax returns for the competing companies. The ranking is a completely objective and quantitative analysis of company growth. In addition to congratulating all 50 companies selected, Fast Switch thanks Columbus Business First and all of the "Fast 50" sponsors for the honor, and for continuing to support the annual "Fast 50" ranking and event. This is Fast Switch's ninth "Fast 50" award.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for August 2016
September 21, 2016

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for August 2016. Revenues in June 2016 exceeded revenues from June 2016, the prior best month in the company’s history, by 8.94%.

Ninth "Fast 50" Honor for Fast Switch
August 8, 2016

Fast Switch, Ltd. was notified today that it has been selected by Columbus Business First newspaper as a 2016 "Fast 50" qualifier. Actual rankings of the 2016 "Fast 50" will be announced at the 2016 "Fast 50" luncheon to be held on October 6, 2016, and printed in the October 7, 2016 issue of Columbus Business First.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for June 2016
July 21, 2016

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for June 2016. Revenues in June 2016 exceeded revenues from March 2016, the prior best month in the company’s history, by 1.42%.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for March 2016
April 21, 2016

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for March 2016. Revenues in October exceeded revenues from October 2015, the prior best month in the company’s history, by over $400,000.

Fast Switch Announces Record Preliminary 2015 Financial Results
January 26, 2016

Mark Pukita, CEO of Fast Switch, Ltd., today announced Fast Switch’s preliminary 2015 financial results. For the full year, revenues exceeded $80.0 million. This is an increase of over 24% from the year prior.

Pukita commented, “2015 was an incredible year for Fast Switch. Not only did we grow, but added numerous new, large clients in new geographies like Hartford and Boston, signaling that our prospects for 2016 are exceptionally bright.

Our in-house staff worked as hard and as smart as our consulting staff, which is the only way we could have achieved such growth. As companies get bigger, this level of growth is a challenge. Our team has met that challenge. I am extremely proud of them.”

Fast Switch ended 2015 at its highest staff level in its history, with a total staff of over 700 associates managed from its Columbus, Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, Cleveland, Ohio, Hartford, Connecticut, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Ohio, Tucson, Arizona, and California locations.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for October 2015
November 23, 2015

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for October 2015. Revenues in October exceeded revenues from June 2015, the prior best month in the company’s history, by almost 1.3%.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Hits Staff Size Milestone of 700
September 23, 2015

Today Fast Switch, Ltd. announced it has reached a total staff size of 700 associates. “It is humbling to see us exceed 700 total staff members,” stated Mark Pukita, Fast Switch’s CEO. “We are thankful for all off our staff, clients, and suppliers. We could not have done this without their support and teamwork.”

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for June 2015
July 21, 2015

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for June 2015. Revenues in June exceeded revenues from April 2015, the prior best month in the company’s history, by over $600,000.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for April 2015
May 21, 2015

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for April 2015. Revenues in April exceeded revenues from March 2015, the prior best month in the company’s history, by over 2.6%.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for March 2015
April 21, 2015

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for March 2015. Revenues in March exceeded revenues from October 2014, the prior best month in the company’s history, by over $500,000

Fast Switch Announces Record Preliminary 2014 Financial Results
January 23, 2015

Mark Pukita, CEO of Fast Switch, Ltd., today announced Fast Switch’s preliminary 2014 financial results. For the full year, revenues exceeded $64.8 million. This is an increase of over 21% from the year prior.

Pukita commented, “We feel fortunate to have our existing customers expand their business with us, while also having new customers, now in several new markets, accept our value proposition. With several strategic hires, we have positioned ourselves to make the next 5 years even better than the last.”

Fast Switch ended 2014 at its highest staff level in its history, with a total staff of over 620 associates managed from its Columbus, Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, Cleveland, Ohio, Hartford, Connecticut, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Ohio, Tucson, Arizona, and California locations.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for October 2014
November 21, 2014

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for October 2014. Revenues in October 2014 exceeded revenues from July 2014, the prior best month in the company’s history, by 7.5%.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Hits Staff Size Milestone of 600
November 21, 2014

Today Fast Switch, Ltd. announced it has reached a total staff size of 600 associates. This is the first time in the company’s history that total staff has exceeded 600.

Fast Switch Again Named “Top Workplace”
November 15, 2014

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. was once again named a “Michigan Top Workplaces National Standard Winner” by the Detroit Free Press newspaper. National Standard employers are companies and organizations that met the standard of a national benchmark set by Workplace Dynamics. This year, 29 Michigan employers are recognized as National Standard companies based on an analysis of the survey results from all the companies participating across the country in Workplace Dynamics-sponsored Top Workplaces competitions. For more information see the Detroit Free Press article.

Fast Switch’s Carey Pachla named Vice President of The Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT)
November 8, 2014

At the 2014 Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) “Signature Gala” held tonight, in addition to announcing that MCWT had raised $306,000 in net proceeds for MCWT, and received a grant from Ford Motor Company provided toward having an office for the organization, Maru Flores, MCWT President, also announced MCWT’s new 2015 leadership.


Fast Switch’s Carey Pachla, a long-time MCWT volunteer and board member, was named to the newly created role of Vice President. Carey has been involved with the organization since 2003, and has provided much value to it in her numerous roles using her collaborative leadership style and broad network in the Michigan information technology community.

For more information on MCWT, see the MCWT web site.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for July 2014
August 22, 2014

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for July 2014. Revenues in July 2014 exceeded revenues from May 2014, the prior best month in the company’s history, by 1.7%.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for May 2014
June 20, 2014

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for May 2014. Revenues in May 2014 exceeded revenues from April 2014, the prior best month in the company’s history, by .31%.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for April 2014
May 23, 2014

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for April 2014. Revenues in April 2014 exceeded revenues from October 2013, the prior best month in the company’s history, by 4.1%.

Fast Switch Announces Record Preliminary 2013 Financial Results
January 24, 2014

Mark Pukita, CEO of Fast Switch, Ltd., today announced Fast Switch’s preliminary 2013 financial results. For the full year, revenues exceeded $53.4 million. This is an increase of just over 4.5% from the year prior.Pukita commented, “At the end of 2012 and into early 2013 our customers were so pleased with the performance of our consulting staff that they elected to hire many more of them than typical. We spent most of the year replacing these converted staff members. We ended the 4th quarter with record staff and revenues, so we expect 2014 to be a strong year for Fast Switch,”

Fast Switch ended 2013 at its highest staff level in its history, with a total staff of over 500 associates managed from its Columbus, Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, and Cleveland, OH locations.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Hits Staff Size Milestone of 500
November 23, 2013

Today Fast Switch, Ltd. announced it has reached a total staff size of 500 associates. Mark Pukita, Fast Switch CEO, commented, “A staff size of 500 is only achieved in the IT Staffing business if both office and consulting staff enjoy their jobs. We remain committed to making sure they do. Our simple philosophy of treating everyone the way we would want to be treated guides us in meeting this commitment to our entire staff while staying on a rapid growth path.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for October 2013
November 22, 2013

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for October 2013. Revenues in October 2013 exceeded revenues from August 2013, the prior best month in the company’s history, by 11%.

Fast Switch Named “Top Workplace”
November 17, 2013

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. was named a “Michigan Top Workplaces National Standard Winner” by the Detroit Free Press newspaper. National Standard employers are companies and organizations that met the standard of a national benchmark set by Workplace Dynamics. This year, 31 Michigan employers are recognized as National Standard companies based on an analysis of the survey results from all the companies participating across the country in Workplace Dynamics-sponsored Top Workplaces competitions.

Fast Switch Earns Eighth "Fast 50" Ranking
October 10, 2013

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. was awarded its eight Columbus Business First "Fast 50" award ranking, coming in as the 22nd fastest growing privately-held company based in Central Ohio. Fast Switch congratulates the other "Fast 50" award winners for 2013!

Fast Switch’s Carey Pachla named as GreenPath Trustee
October 1, 2013

Carey Pachla, President of Fast Switch’s Detroit Metro market, has been named a trustee at GreenPath Debt Solutions. In her advisory role, Pachla will help chart Green Path’s plans for future growth, efficiency, and scope of services. GreenPath is a non-profit credit counseling organization helping people get out of debt since 1961. Greenpath operates fifty branch offices in eleven states. With headquarters in Farmington Hills, MI, GreenPath offers free debt-counseling, student-debt assistance, credit-card debt assistance, foreclosure avoidance, reverse mortgage counseling, bankruptcy counseling, and education. For more details go to the GreenPath Web Site.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for August 2013
September 20, 2013

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for August 2013. Revenues in August 2013 exceeded revenues from August 2012, the prior best month in the company’s history, by 1.7%.

Eighth "Fast 50" Honor for Fast Switch
September 3, 2013

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. was notified that it has again been selected by Columbus Business First newspaper as a "Fast 50" qualifier. Actual rankings of the 2013 "Fast 50" will be announced at the 2013 "Fast 50" luncheon held on October 10, 2013. This will be the 8th "Fast 50" award in 9 years for Fast Switch.

Fast Switch Announces Record Preliminary 2012 Financial Results
January 13, 2013

Mark Pukita, CEO of Fast Switch, Ltd., today announced Fast Switch’s preliminary 2012 financial results. For the full year, revenues exceeded $51.1 million. This is an increase of over 29.2% from the year prior.

Pukita commented, “By continuing to execute our business plan with discipline, while also living up to our philosophy of doing business the right way, never cutting corners and relating to our stakeholders with a high ethical focus, we’ve again had another fantastic year.”

Fast Switch ended 2012 at its highest staff level in its history, with a total staff of over 450 associates managed from its Columbus, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan locations.

Fast Switch Earns Seventh "Fast 50" Ranking
October 9, 2012

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. was awarded its seventh Columbus Business First "Fast 50" award ranking, coming in as the 10th fastest growing privately-held company based in Central Ohio. Fast Switch congratulates the other "Fast 50" award winners for 2012!

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for August 2012
September 21, 2012

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for August 2012. Revenues in August 2012 exceeded revenues from May 2012, the prior best month in the company’s history, by 3.1%.

Seventh "Fast 50" Honor for Fast Switch
August 30, 2012

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. was notified that it has again been selected by Columbus Business First newspaper as a "Fast 50" qualifier. Actual rankings of the 2012 "Fast 50" will be announced at the 2012 "Fast 50" luncheon held on October 9, 2012. This will be the 7th "Fast 50" award in 8 years for Fast Switch.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for May 2012
June 22, 2012

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for May 2012. Revenues in May 2012 exceeded revenues from March 2012, the prior best month in the company’s history, by .45%.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for March 2012
April 20, 2012

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for March 2012. Revenues in March 2012 exceeded revenues from February 2012, the prior best month in the company’s history, by 2.8%.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for February 2012
March 23, 2012

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for January 2012. Revenues in January 2012 exceeded revenues from November 2011, the prior best month in the company’s history, by 8.9%.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for January 2012
February 24, 2012

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for January 2012. Revenues in January 2012 exceeded revenues from November 2011, the prior best month in the company’s history, by 8.9%.

Fast Switch Announces Record Preliminary 2011 Financial Results
January 20, 2012

Mark Pukita, CEO of Fast Switch, Ltd., today announced Fast Switch’s preliminary 2011 financial results. For the full year, revenues exceeded $39.5 million. This is an increase of over 55% from the year prior.

Pukita commented, “Our philosophy of managing our business with great control and treating our consulting staff members better than any other IT consulting competitor has helped fuel our growth. Not to mention our sales and recruiting teams, who demonstrate their commitment to our customers every minute of every day.”

Fast Switch ended 2011 at its highest staff level in its history, with a total staff of over 425 associates managed from its Columbus, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan locations.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for November 2011
December 23, 2011

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for November 2011. Revenues in November 2011 exceeded revenues from October 2011, the prior best month in the company’s history, by 4.8%.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for October 2011
November 25, 2011

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for October 2011. Revenues in October 2011 exceeded revenues from August 2011, the prior best month in the company’s history, by .26%.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Hits Staff Size Milestone of 400
November 11, 2011

Today Fast Switch, Ltd. announced it has reached a total staff size of 400 associates. This is the first time in the company’s history that staff size has exceeded 400.

Fast Switch Earns Sixth "Fast 50" Ranking
October 12, 2011

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. was awarded its sixth Columbus Business First "Fast 50" award ranking, coming in as the 37th fastest growing privately-held company based in Central Ohio. This is the same rank as 2010. Fast Switch congratulates the other "Fast 50" award winners for 2011!

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for August 2011
September 23, 2011

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for August 2011. Revenues in August 2011 exceeded revenues from June 2011, the prior best month in the company’s history, by 12.2%.

Sixth "Fast 50" Honor for Fast Switch
September 2, 2011

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. was notified that it has again been selected by Columbus Business First newspaper as a "Fast 50" qualifier. Actual rankings of the 2011 "Fast 50" will be announced at the 2011 "Fast 50" luncheon held on October 12, 2011. This will be the 6th "Fast 50" award in 7 years for Fast Switch.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Named to the 2011 Inc. 5000 List
August 24, 2011

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. was informed that it had once again made the Inc. 5000 list. This year's #2,256 ranking made Fast Switch the 23rd fastest growing company in Columbus, OH and the 273rd fastest growing company in the IT services industry nationwide. Prior rankings include being listed at #1,730 for 2010, #1,408 for 2009, #2,336 for 2008, and #3,147 for 2007. Fast Switch's 3-year growth rate that led to the #2,256 ranking for 2010 was 109%.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for June 2011
July 22, 2011

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for June 2011. Revenues in June 2011 exceeded revenues from March 2011, the prior best month in the company’s history, by 5.1%.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for March 2011
April 22, 2011

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for March 2011. Revenues in March 2011 exceeded revenues from January 2011, the prior best month in the company’s history, by 16.5%.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for January 2011
February 25, 2011

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for January 2011. Revenues in January 2011 exceeded revenues from November 2010, the prior best month in the company’s history, by .76%.

Fast Switch Announces Record Preliminary 2010 Financial Results
January 21, 2011

Mark Pukita, CEO of Fast Switch, Ltd., today announced Fast Switch’s preliminary 2010 financial results. For the full year, revenues exceeded $25.3 million. This is an increase of over 62% from the year prior.

Pukita commented, “Our plan to ‘double down’ during the recession paid off. We added salespeople and recruiters when our competitors were cutting them. As the economy started to improve and our customers needed our help, we were able to deliver it to them with a high level of customer service.”

Fast Switch ended 2010 at its highest staff level in its history, with a total staff of over 300 associates managed from its Columbus, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan locations.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenue Streak
December 24, 2010

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced that November 2010 marked its 7th straight month of record monthly revenues. Mark Pukita, CEO of Fast Switch, stated: “We are extremely pleased with our performance. The economy seems to be at least stable and our clients are investing in new systems and technologies as well as enhancing existing systems.” Revenues in November 2010 exceeded revenues from May 2010, when this streak began, by 48.9%.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Hits Staff Size Milestone of 300
November 11, 2010

Today Fast Switch, Ltd. announced it has reached a total staff size of 300 associates. “We have had an amazing recovery from the negative impact of the recession,” stated Mark Pukita, Fast Switch’s CEO. “We are fortunate to have a great team who helped us achieve this record when many other companies in our market space went out of business, or have a long way to go before getting back to their pre-recession size.”

Fast Switch Earns Fifth "Fast 50" Ranking
October 20, 2010

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. was awarded its fifth Columbus Business First "Fast 50" award ranking, coming in as the 37th fastest growing privately-held company based in Central Ohio. Fast Switch congratulates the other "Fast 50" award winners for 2010!

Fifth "Fast 50" Honor for Fast Switch
September 8, 2010

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. was notified that it has again been selected by Columbus Business First newspaper as a "Fast 50" qualifier. Actual rankings of the 2010 "Fast 50" will be announced at the 2010 "Fast 50" luncheon held on October 20, 2010. This will be the 5th "Fast 50" award in 6 years for Fast Switch.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for July 2010
August 23, 2010

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for July 2010. Mark Pukita, COO of Fast Switch, stated: “Some habits are good habits to develop and reporting record revenues as we have been doing this year is certainly a wonderful habit. We hope to continue this great performance right through to the end of the year. However, we remain concerned about the unsteady nature of the economy and its recovery, as well as the murky picture put forth by the Federal government with respect to both short-term and long-term earnings taxation.” Revenues in July 2010 exceeded revenues from June 2010, the prior best month in the company’s history, by 2.4%.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Hits Yet Another Staff Size Milestone
August 20, 2010

Today Fast Switch, Ltd. announces it has reached a total staff size of 250 associates. “Staff growth this year has been energizing after the recession we are exiting. We remain very, very thankful for our clients, our internal team members, and our fabulous consulting staff. We also thank our loyal supplier base,” stated Mark Pukita, Fast Switch’s COO. “We look forward to continuing this trend.”

Fast Switch, Ltd. Named to the 2010 Inc. 5000 List
August 8, 2010

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. was informed that it had once again made the Inc. 5000 list. This year’s #1,730 ranking made Fast Switch the 9th fastest growing company in Columbus, OH and the 195th fastest growing company in the IT services industry nationwide. Prior rankings include being listed at #1,408 for 2009, #2,336 for 2008, and #3,147 for 2007. Fast Switch’s 3-year growth rate that led to the #1,730 ranking for 2010 was 160%.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for June 2010
July 21, 2010

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for June 2010. Revenues for June 2010 exceeded revenues from May 2010, the prior best month in the company’s history, by 15.1%. “This is the third month this year we have had record monthly revenues,” stated Mark Pukita, COO of Fast Switch. “We are thankful for our loyal customers, hard-working and committed associates, and quality partners, and expect to announce more record months before the end of 2010.”

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Community Involvement and Charitable Activities for the First Half of 2010
July 1, 2010

Fast Switch, Ltd. is pleased to share that during the first half of 2010 it made contributions to, and participated with, a number of quality, high-integrity, charitable, community service and community outreach organizations. Examples include, but are not limited to, the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT), The Ohio State University James Cancer Center, the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, the American Heart Association, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), the Clemson University Foundation, and Pedal with Pete. We urge other companies and the general public to consider supporting these fine organizations.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Hits Another Staff Size Milestone
June 25, 2010

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. announces it has reached a total staff size of 225 associates. “As we projected, our staff size has grown in conjunction with our revenues. We are thankful for such a loyal customer base, a strong sales and recruiting team, and superb consulting staff associates. Without them this would not be possible,” stated Mark Pukita, Fast Switch’s COO. “We project that this growth will continue as long as the economy stays relatively positive.”

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for May 2010
June 21, 2010

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for May 2010. Revenues exceeded that of March 2010, the prior best month ever for the company. The company expects this growth trend to continue even as the economy shows signs of a decelerating growth rate.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Hits Staff Size Milestone
May 14, 2010

Today Fast Switch, Ltd. announces it has reached a total staff size of 200 associates. This is the first time in the history of Fast Switch that this level of staff has been reached, and clearly puts Fast Switch in the top echelon of IT Services firms in the markets it serves. “As our monthly revenues continue to increase, so will our level of staff who perform critical services for our clients," stated Mark Pukita, Fast Switch’s COO. “We expect revenues to continue to grow and therefore expect a similar growth pattern for the Fast Switch team.”

Fast Switch, Ltd. Announces Record Monthly Revenues for March 2010
April 21, 2010

Fast Switch, Ltd. today announced record monthly revenues for March 2010. Revenues for the month exceeded the prior highest revenue month by 16.0%, which was October 2008. Mark Pukita, Fast Switch’s COO commented, “We are pleased to see that the hard work and determination of our entire team has paid off. Not only have we recaptured the revenues we last during the most challenging recession since the Great Depression but we have achieved additional growth that sees us positioned for record-breaking 2010 financial results.”

Fast Switch, Ltd. Creates the Fast Switch Foundation
February 17, 2010

Fast Switch, Ltd. is pleased to announce it has formed the Fast Switch Foundation in partnership with the Columbus Foundation. Mark Pukita, Fast Switch’s COO, commented: “We try to make community outreach and give-back something we think about every day. Forming the Fast Switch Foundation will help us begin to take a longer-term, sustainable view of our charitable investments and activities.”

The Fast Switch Foundation was formed at the Columbus Foundation, the trusted philanthropic advisor to more than 1,700 individuals, families, and businesses who want to make a difference in the lives of others through charitable giving. For 65 years, people from all walks of life have partnered with the Columbus Foundation and created unique named funds to support the causes they care about. The Columbus Foundation offers unparalleled resources, services, and community knowledge to help donors realize the most informed and effective charitable giving possible.

Fast Switch Announces Preliminary 2009 Financial Results
January 12, 2010

Mark Pukita, COO of Fast Switch, Ltd., today announced Fast Switch’s preliminary 2009 financial results. For the full year, revenues are projected to have exceeded $15.5 million. This is a decrease of less than 6% from the year prior and was accomplished during the deepest and most significant recession since the Great Depression.

Pukita commented, “While we would have liked to see another record year of growth, there was only so much we could do as a team to generate business during the past year because of the economy. We must give credit to our hard-working team of associates who stayed positive and did their work with passion and zeal. Everyone contributed in pushing to the very limit of the possible. Because of our team, we are well-positioned going into 2010, and expect to have our highest revenue month ever sometime during the first quarter of 2010. Possibly even in January. For Fast Switch this is a remarkable recovery from the brutal downturn the country’s economy suffered during 2009.”

On top of being positioned to very soon have its highest revenue month ever Fast Switch is at its highest current staff level in its history, with total staff just under 200 associates managed out of its Columbus, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan locations.

Fast Switch Sponsors $1,000 Cash Demonstration Prize at “IT Martini 8”
December 2, 2009

In its mission to aid high-tech job development in the markets it serves, Fast Switch is sponsoring a $1,000 cash prize for the demo voted best by attendees of IT Martini 8. The intent of the cash award is to provide micro-financing to the start-up that has the most popular votes from attendees of IT Martini 8.

Fast Switch Commits to Ohio TechAngels Fund III Investment
November 24, 2009

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. further demonstrated its commitment to support start-up businesses in the markets it serves by agreeing to invest in the third investment fund being raised by the Ohio TechAngels angel capital organization.

Angel capital fills the gap in start-up financing between "friends and family" capitalization, which provides “seed” funding, and venture capital.

The Ohio TechAngels (“OTA”) provide investment capital for commercialization of innovations in life sciences, information technology, and physical sciences. The goal of all of the OTA funds is to support Ohio-based technology investment opportunities by facilitating risk sharing on early opportunities with high upside potential. The funds actively seek to co-invest with OTA Members and their networks, State of Ohio-supported validation funds, other mid-west angel funds, and venture capital funds active in Ohio.

Fast Switch Announced as 2-Category Tech Columbus “Innovation Award” Semi-Finalist
November 23, 2009

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. was announced as a 2-category Tech Columbus “Innovation Award” semi-finalist. The categories were Executive of the Year (more than 50 employees) and Outstanding Service (more than 50 employees). The winners of the Tech Columbus “Innovation Awards” will be announced the evening of February 4, 2010 at the “Innovation Awards” event.

Red Plum Web Site Redplum.com Delivers Deals, Coupons, and Savings
November 18, 2009

Fast Switch is pleased to help promote the RedPlum brand in conjunction with its relationship with Valassis. RedPlum brings consumers relevant offers and good deals on the brands they want most to best stretch their budgets. At redplum.com, you will find one of the largest collections of printable coupons, coupon codes, and savings tips along with the best deals plus trends, tips, and inside information on what to wear, buy, and do right now. RedPlum is the consumer brand of Valassis, a Michigan-based company that has been delivering savings and value for nearly 40 years.

To get to the RedPlum site and start saving CLICK HERE

Fast Switch Continues Sponsorship of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT)
November 7, 2009

Fast Switch is pleased to once again support the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) through sponsorship on this year’s Signature Event. This event is a major fund-raiser for MCWT. MCWT’s mission is to support young women who have an interest in technology. Over the past seven years, MCWT, with the help of generous partners like Fast Switch, has been able to support the metro Detroit community of young women interested in technology through programs that include: college scholarship programs, high school girls robotics teams, high school technology groups, university programs for women in IT, summer technology camps for 4th-7th grade girls, and mentoring opportunities with female IT professionals.

For more information on MCWT CLICK HERE

Fast Switch Sponsors Haven of Hope Dinner, Wine Tasting, Silent Auction, and Raffle
November 5, 2009

Fast Switch is excited to help sponsor “An Evening of Wine with Friends” to help support the charitable activities of Haven of Hope. The Haven of Hope Cancer Foundation was established as an Ohio non-profit organization exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, and scientific purposes to address long standing needs for those affected by cancer in the Central Ohio area. The mission of Haven of Hope Cancer Foundation is to promote the physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial well-being of cancer patients, survivors, and their families along their journey with the disease. The purpose of the Haven of Hope Cancer Foundation is to provide programs and services designed to support and assist cancer patients, survivors, and their families throughout their journey.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Sponsors OSU Business Builder’s Club Event
November 4, 2009

Fast Switch, Ltd. is pleased to announce continuing sponsorship of today’s “Idea Pitch” competition held by The Ohio State University’s “Business Builders” club. This competition pits undergraduate student club members against one another in a competition for funding of their business start-up concepts by the competition’s sponsors.

The Business Builders Club is the student entrepreneurship organization at Ohio State. It connects current and aspiring student entrepreneurs with the knowledge, resources, and mentors to build successful businesses - through weekly meetings, quarterly IdeaPitch competitions, and the recently launched “Startup Shop” incubator program.

Fast Switch Sponsors “The Pep Talks”
October 21, 2009

Fast Switch, Ltd. is once again pleased to be a sponsor of The PEP Talks. The PEP Talks (PEP stands for Passion, Experience, People) are recurring speaking engagements that showcase local professionals who are passionate about what they do and are eager to share their wisdom with students. The PEP Talk Events occur quarterly and feature 5 speakers, each given 10 minutes to answer the following four questions: 1) What are you working on now? 2) What 3 personal skills do you covet the most? 3) How do you use these skills in your career? 4) Any wisdom you can impart to students? The audience is then given a chance to network with the speakers and other professionals who attend. Each event is professionally videotaped and immediately tagged, categorized, and posted on The PEP Talks web site.

Fast Switch Earns Fourth “Fast 50” Ranking
October 15, 2009

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. was awarded its fourth Columbus Business First “Fast 50” award ranking, coming in as the 10th fastest growing privately-held company based in Central Ohio. Fast Switch saw growth of over 35% in 2008, the year for which the award was given. All Fast Switch associates congratulate the other “Fast 50” award winners for 2009!

Fast Switch Sponsors of Global CIO Value Forum
October 8, 2009

Fast Switch is a sponsor of today’s Global CIO Value Forum being held at the Blackwell Conference Center on The Ohio State University campus. The forum is for CIOs, COOs, and Information Technology (IT) executives to aid them in effectively identifying, assessing, and measuring the economic value of technology investments which is a crucial element of their overall company’s success. Mitigating the risks associated with large investments requires an objective evaluation of projects’ benefits and costs, versus the apparent and inherent risks. Managing the technology selection process within an innovative, fast-paced industry introduces challenges for any IT organization. As a result, the desire to quickly assess investments, while thoroughly evaluating the impact on the company’s bottom line, is often blurred by an unstructured portfolio and ROI management process.

GroundWork Group 4th Annual Nonprofit Information Technology Conference "Sustainability through Technology"
October 2, 2009

The GroundWork Group held their 4th annual Nonprofit Information Technology Conference today at The Ohio State University’s Fawcett Center. The conference is designed for Nonprofits, Volunteers, Information and Technology Business Professionals, Funders, and Community Leaders. It’s designed to answer questions like: What differentiates the use of technology in the nonprofit sector? How can technology be used to promote good stewardship and to lower operational costs? What sorts of leverage can technology provide? Fast Switch was a conference participant.

The GroundWork Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering collaborative and empowering community solutions that enhances the capacity of nonprofits to achieve their missions through information management and technology.

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Fast Switch Sponsors Wounded Warrior Project Charity Trap Shoot Event
September 25, 2009

Today Fast Switch was a sponsor of the second annual Wounded Warrior Project Trap Shoot fund-raising event held at the Black Wing Shooting Center in Marysville, Ohio. The Wounded Warrior Project is a national organization which helps soldiers injured during military service transition to a new life. Programs include Advocacy, Coping Services, and Family Support.

For information on the Wounded Warrior Project CLICK HERE

Third Fast Switch, Ltd. “Inc. 5000” Ranking
August 12, 2009

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. was informed it had once again made the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s 5000 fastest-growing privately-held companies. This is the third year in a row that Fast Switch has achieved an Inc. 5000 ranking, and at number 1,408 on the list for 2008, this is the highest ranking yet for the company. Fast Switch was the #1 ranked company in Central Ohio in the IT Services sector for firms with annual revenues over $15 million.

Fast Switch Sponsors CIO Solutions Gallery at The Ohio State University for Third Time
August 11, 2009

Fast Switch is pleased to sponsor, for a third time, the CIO Solutions Gallery at The Ohio State University Fisher School of Business. The program gives IT leaders an opportunity to gather and establish a high-impact environment where they can learn from each other as they leverage and transfer proven knowledge from distinguished peers and other experienced senior IT professionals, further develop a vibrant peer network within the IT industry, experience showcased top-level thinking and noted best practices regarding today’s top IT issues, derive results that are immediately applicable through the collaborative discussion of case studies based on actual situations drawn from organizations in the room.

Fast Switch Sponsors Prevent Blindness Ohio Charity Event
August 10, 2009

Today Fast Switch was a sponsor of the 2009 “Swing for Sight” Golf Tournament benefiting Prevent Blindness Ohio. Prevent Blindness Ohio (PBO) is the statewide consumer advocate for sight conservation. PBO promotes eye health and safety while working to find the cure for blinding eye diseases. PBO’s mission is carried out through public information, research, and early detection.

For more information on Prevent Blindness Ohio CLICK HERE

Fast Switch Sponsors the Michigan Women in Technology Annual Charity Golf Outing
July 28, 2009

Today, Fast Switch is pleased to be a sponsor of the Michigan Women in Technology’s (MCWT) annual charity golf outing. Proceeds from the auction are used to fund MCWT’s programs, including college scholarship programs, high school girls robotics teams, high school technology groups, university programs for women in IT, summer technology camps for 4th-7th grade girls, and mentoring opportunities with female IT professionals.

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Fast Switch, Ltd. Makes Investment in Znode.com
June 23, 2009

Fast Switch, Ltd., in its mission to help support and develop technology start-ups in the Central Ohio area, today made a minority investment in Znode, Inc., a privately-held software development company with headquarters in Dublin, OH. Znode’s mission is to improve all aspects of online commerce: store development, sales analytics, and the shopper experience. This is accomplished by creating highly adaptable software that’s easier to implement and support, provides better back-end data, and works intuitively for the shopper.

Fast Switch, Ltd. Sponsors OSU Business Builder’s Club Event
May 20, 2009

Fast Switch, Ltd. is pleased to announce sponsorship of today’s “Idea Pitch” competition held by The Ohio State University’s “Business Builders” club, as well as Tech Columbus. This competition pits undergraduate student club members against one another in a competition for funding of their business start-up concepts by the competition’s sponsors. Winners in two categories are given monetary awards for use in further developing a “Back of the Napkin” business vision, or a “Currently Operating” business plan.

Fox Business Channel Names Dublin, Ohio the Best Small Start-up City in the USA
April 10, 2009

The Fox Business Channel named Fast Switch, Ltd.’s headquarter city, Dublin, OH, as the best small city in America to start a new business. The video clip announcing this “Power Ranking” cites Dublin’s progressive attitude, modern infrastructure, proximity to large educational institutions like The Ohio State University, and 2.4 start-ups per 1,000 residents.

Fast Switch Once Again Sponsors CIO Solutions Gallery at The Ohio State University
March 31, 2009

Fast Switch is pleased to be a continuing sponsor of the CIO Solutions Gallery at The Ohio State University Fisher School of Business. The program gives IT leaders an opportunity to gather and establish a high-impact environment where they can learn from each other as they leverage and transfer proven knowledge from distinguished peers and other experienced senior IT professionals, further develop a vibrant peer network within the IT industry, experience showcased top-level thinking and noted best practices regarding today’s top IT issues, derive results that are immediately applicable through the collaborative discussion of case studies based on actual situations drawn from organizations in the room.

Fast Switch Sponsors COSI’s Innovation Showcase Grand Opening
March 12, 2009

On April 8, 2009, hundreds of technology professionals will flock to COSI, in Columbus, Ohio, to celebrate the grand opening of Innovation Showcase, a new permanent exhibit space showcasing creative people and technologies in Central Ohio. Fast Switch, Ltd. is a sponsor for the grand opening. The exhibit currently features exciting innovations from Battelle, The Ohio State University, Rahal Letterman Racing, Laser Reproductions, Bertec, Cleve-X, and Project Leads the Way. All the companies, as well as five high school innovators who were previously honored at TechColumbus’ Innovator Awards, will be on hand that evening to mingle with guests, including technology-based business leaders and developers, economic development professionals, elected officials, students from local universities, and COSI business partners and leadership.

Fast Switch Contributes to American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” Campaign
February 12, 2009

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. made a significant contribution to the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign. The focus of the campaign will be on educating women about the risk and prevention of heart disease. This disease is our nation’s No. 1 killer of women, claiming the lives of half a million women a year – more than the next six leading causes of death combined.

Fast Switch Announces Strong 2008 Financial Results
January 21, 2009

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. announced financial results for the full year 2008. Revenues increased more than 37% to over $16.6 million. Profitability remained strong in a weak economy. “We are pleased we were able to exceed our growth targets by controlling costs and adding significant new clients in all of our markets during 2008,” commented Mark Pukita, Fast Switch’s CEO. “We expect 2009 to be a challenging year because of the economy, but we believe we are well positioned to see growth during 2009 even with the obstacles posed to our clients by the economy.” added Pukita.

Fast Switch Sponsors “Pep Talks”
January 5, 2009

Fast Switch, Ltd. has become a sponsor of The PEP Talks. The PEP Talks (PEP stands for Passion, Experience, People) are recurring speaking engagements that showcase local professionals who are passionate about what they do and are eager to share their wisdom with students. The PEP Talk events occur quarterly and feature 5 speakers, each given 10 minutes to answer the following four questions: 1) What are you working on now? 2) What 3 personal skills do you covet the most? 3) How do you use these skills in your career? 4) Any wisdom you can impart to students? The audience is then given a chance to network with the speakers and other professionals who attend. Each event is professionally videotaped and immediately tagged, categorized and posted on The PEP Talks web site.

Fast Switch Sponsors CIO Solutions Gallery at The Ohio State University
October 21, 2008

Fast Switch is pleased to be a sponsor of the CIO Solutions Gallery at The Ohio State University Fisher School of Business. The program gives IT leaders an opportunity to gather and establish a high-impact environment where they can learn from each other as they leverage and transfer proven knowledge from distinguished peers and other experienced senior IT professionals, further develop a vibrant peer network within the IT industry, experience showcased top-level thinking and noted best practices regarding today’s top IT issues, derive results that are immediately applicable through the collaborative discussion of case studies based on actual situations drawn from organizations in the room.

Fast Switch Earns Third “Fast 50” Ranking
October 17, 2008

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. was awarded its third Columbus Business First “Fast 50” award ranking, coming in as the 18th fastest growing privately-held company based in Central Ohio. Fast Switch saw growth of over 100% in 2007, the year for which the award was given. Winning multiple “Fast 50” honors means that Fast Switch has achieved steady, long-term growth. Based on fiscal year 2008 year to-date financial performance, Fast Switch management believes that a fourth “Fast 50” award is very possible next year.

Fast Switch Named to Second Inc. 5,000 List
August 20, 2008

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. appeared on the 2008 Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America. This is the second year for the list which is a sister of the Inc. 500 list. Fast Switch moved up 811 positions on the list in 2008 from 2007. Fast Switch was the 5th fastest growing company in the Central Ohio market amongst its peers, most of which are much smaller than Fast Switch.

Fast Switch Sponsors Midwest Technology Leaders Annual Symposium
June 4, 2008

Fast Switch, Ltd. is pleased to announce its sponsorship of today’s Midwest Technology Leaders Annual Symposium. The event, held at the new MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in downtown Detroit, Michigan attracts the Midwest’s top IT executives who attend to review the latest trends in technology and the economy.

Fast Switch Partners for Community Outreach
May 1, 2008

Fast Switch, Ltd. is pleased to announce it has teamed with Ford Motor Company, Wayne State University, and Focus:HOPE to develop and implement the Information Management and Systems Engineering (IMSE) Project. The IMSE Project provides the opportunity to individuals that might not otherwise have the resources to complete a four-year degree in information technology. A bridge program has been developed to enhance and elevate the knowledge and skills of the participants in preparation to begin the degree program. The degree program is customized to ensure that the core curriculum is offered and geared towards viable employment opportunities upon degree completion. In addition, for the project to provide an income and real world experience, the participants will engage in internship-like work on a flexible part-time or full-time basis.

Fast Switch First Quarter 2008 Financial Results
April 28, 2008

Mark Pukita, Chief Executive Officer of Fast Switch, Ltd., today announced that first quarter 2008 revenues grew almost 73% year-over-year, and profits grew at an even higher rate. Pukita commented: "We are very pleased with this success, especially in a market that our news sources keep telling us is weighed down by a poor economy. I can only thank all of the associates of Fast Switch for their consistently strong performance for our clients, which translates into more business for Fast Switch. They are the heart and soul of our business success."

Fast Switch Contributes to Pedal-with-Pete Foundation as Millennium Sponsor
April 8, 2008

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Forbes Reports Columbus Number One Among Up-and-Coming Tech Cities
April 7, 2008

Columbus, Ohio was recently named the #1 UP-AND-COMING Tech city in all of the United States by Forbes magazine.

Columbus Ranked One of the Highest Paying Cities for IT Professionals
March 27, 2008

A recent IT skills and salary report created by TechRepublic and Global Knowledge ranks Columbus second highest among U.S. cities for average salaries for IT professionals.

Fast Switch Featured in Great Lakes IT Report
February 18, 2008

Today, the rapid growth of Fast Switch, Ltd. was featured as a story in the Great Lakes Information Technology Report (GLITR). Specifically, Fast Switch grew its Metro Detroit business over 100% in 2007, hired 107 new associates in that market alone, and has already hired more than 10 new associates in that market since the beginning of 2008.

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Fast Switch Continues Record Growth Pace
January 9, 2008

Mark Pukita, CEO of Fast Switch, Ltd., announced today that Fast Switch's preliminary financial results for 2007 show growth of over 100% year-over-year. "I would like to thank every one of our stakeholders for their role in allowing us to achieve this monumental objective. We set out on January 1, 2007 with high expectations for ourselves and we exceeded those expectations. Our associates, our clients, and our partners all worked in concert to achieve this milestone, and we owe them the highest form of thanks possible. We shattered the $10 million revenue mark, the 100 and 125 associate marks, and the 10 years in "full operation" mark this year." Pukita commented that he expects Fast Switch to end 2008 with well over 200 associates and revenues approaching or exceeding $20 million.

Fast Switch CEO Speaks at Gartner Conference
October 12, 2007

Today, Fast Switch, Ltd. CEO Mark Pukita spoke at the Gartner Group's Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Florida. He participated in a "Member Spotlight" presentation to the EXP HR group's "Show Me the Money: Measuring the ROI for (IT) Human Resources" session. The invitation to speak, in conjunction with a FORTUNE 10 client, was based on the success of an innovative program completed for the client that helped them hire well over 100 specialized IT resources with thousands of new skills sets in less than 18 months. For more information on this presentation or program, please e-mail Mark Pukita at mpukita@fastswitch.com.