The 2015 PROFIT 500: Toronto’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Canada’s biggest city remains an economic powerhouse. Meet some of its most successful businesses

 
Written by PROFIT Staff

Canada’s business capital is well-represented on the 2015 PROFIT 500 Ranking of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies. A fifth of the companies listed are headquartered in Toronto proper, and the GTA as a whole makes up a third.

The 186 GTA-headquartered firms on this year’s ranking grew their revenues an average of 608% between 2009 and 2014, creating an additional 15,929 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs over that period. Collectively they employed 23,282 full-time and 2,338 part-time employees in 2014. It’s a staggering economic record that shows just how important Toronto and its near-neighbours continue to be to Canada’s economy.

Here is the complete list of the Greater Toronto Area’s Fastest Growing Companies for 2015.

1. AMP Solar

PROFIT 500 Rank: 4
Head Office: Port Credit, Ont.
Industry: Energy
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 10,763%
Chief Executive(s): David Rogers & Paul Ezekiel
FTE Employees: 33

Solar asset developer, operator and owner

2. Ontario Solar Provider Group

PROFIT 500 Rank: 8
Head Office: Toronto
Industry: Manufacturing
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 5,255%
Chief Executive(s): Christian Wentzel & Sebastian Seyfarth
FTE Employees: 45

Development and installation of commercial and large-scale solar projects

3. ScribbleLive

PROFIT 500 Rank: 10
Head Office: Toronto
Industry: Software
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 4,887%
Chief Executive(s): Vincent Mifsud
FTE Employees: 90

Content marketing and live publishing software platform

4. 360incentives

PROFIT 500 Rank: 13
Head Office: Whitby, Ont.
Industry: Software
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 4,301%
Chief Executive(s): Jason Atkins
FTE Employees: 108

Fulfils incentives and rebate programs for manufacturers and distributors

5. Asca Office Solutions

PROFIT 500 Rank: 17
Head Office: Vaughan, Ont.
Industry: Wholesale & Distribution
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 3,821%
Chief Executive(s): Anthony Sarno
FTE Employees: 19

Sells computer and office supplies/furniture

6. GroupeX Solutions

PROFIT 500 Rank: 18
Head Office: Toronto
Industry: Information Technology
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 3,369%
Chief Executive(s): Theodore Smith
FTE Employees: 63

Provides HR services for businesses

7. THREEOFOUR

PROFIT 500 Rank: 19
Head Office: Milton, Ont.
Industry: Manufacturing
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 3,164%
Chief Executive(s): Allan Hrynyshyn
FTE Employees: 15

Designs and manufactures conveyors and spiral freezing systems

8. Buytopia.ca

PROFIT 500 Rank: 23
Head Office: Toronto
Industry: Retail
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 2,853%
Chief Executive(s): Ryan Marien
FTE Employees: 29

Advertises and sells products and local services at deep discounts online

9. Life Science Nutritionals

PROFIT 500 Rank: 24
Head Office: Burlington, Ont.
Industry: Manufacturing
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 2,781%
Chief Executive(s): Peter Kreutzner
FTE Employees: 51

Manufactures gummy vitamins. Recently acquired by Santa Cruiz Nutritions

10. Secure Sense Solutions

PROFIT 500 Rank: 25
Head Office: Burlington, Ont.
Industry: Information Technology
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 2,752%
Chief Executive(s): Peter-William Humphries & Vinay Malhotra
FTE Employees: 23

Sells network and IT security services

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The Next 15:

11. iotum

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 27

Provides online collaboration and conference calling services

12. Cue Digital Media

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 28

Sells digital advertising and promotions focused on sports and men’s interest

13. Demac Media

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 29

Provides design, development and strategy services for e-commerce platforms

14. Delviro Energy

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 33

Manufactures and supplies LED lighting fixtures

15. People Store Staffing Solutions

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 34

Staffing and employment services

16. Red Leaf Medical

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 38

Distributes innovative medical devices and pharmaceuticals

17. Bnotions

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 39

Developer of web, mobile and analytics products. Recently acquired by Symbillity Solutions

18. CIK Telecom

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 40

Provides high-speed Internet, VoIP and IPTV to residential customers

19. EdenPark

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 41

Provides non-traditional vehicle financing through car dealers

20. Copperstone Connect

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 42

Provides data analytics and business intelligence consulting services

21. Samba Connects

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 43

Helps companies expand their customer bases with physical and digital gift cards

22. Lynx Equity

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 50

Private equity firm specializing in buying businesses from retiring owners

23. Bluelime Enterprises

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 54

Staffing company specializing in utilities, engineering, construction and IT

24. Optimus SBR

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 63

Management consulting firm

25. BioSyent

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 64

Licenses and acquires pharmaceutical products to bring to market in Canada

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Other fast-growing GTA companies on the 2015 PROFIT 500:

26. KFI (PROFIT 500 Rank: 66), 27. Securefact Transaction Services (PROFIT 500 Rank: 68), 28. CentriLogic (PROFIT 500 Rank: 72), 29. HomeStars (PROFIT 500 Rank: 77), 30. Source 44 Consulting (PROFIT 500 Rank: 80), 31. Achievers (PROFIT 500 Rank: 83), 32. Mama Earth Organics (PROFIT 500 Rank: 85), 33. Therapure Biopharma (PROFIT 500 Rank: 89), 34. Tangentia (PROFIT 500 Rank: 90), 35. Fresh Intelligence (PROFIT 500 Rank: 91), 36. Canada Goose (PROFIT 500 Rank: 101), 37. MEGA Comfort International (PROFIT 500 Rank: 107), 38. Titanium Transportation Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 113), 39. emergiTEL (PROFIT 500 Rank: 117), 40. Wellington Consulting Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 128), 41. Symbility Solutions (PROFIT 500 Rank: 131), 42. Q4 Web Systems (PROFIT 500 Rank: 134), 43. Ward Technology Talent (PROFIT 500 Rank: 136), 44. The Working Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 137), 45. Wellpoint Health (PROFIT 500 Rank: 138), 46. Sweets from the Earth (PROFIT 500 Rank: 139), 47. Eventive Marketing (PROFIT 500 Rank: 140), 48. Bennett Design Associates (PROFIT 500 Rank: 144), 49. Quest AV (PROFIT 500 Rank: 146), 50. Tundra Technical Solutions (PROFIT 500 Rank: 147), 51. ITS Canada (PROFIT 500 Rank: 152), 52. Shenglin Financial Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 163), 53. Sales Talent Agency (PROFIT 500 Rank: 167), 54. The Ten Spot (PROFIT 500 Rank: 168), 55. Dynamic Connections (PROFIT 500 Rank: 170), 56. ABL Employment (PROFIT 500 Rank: 171), 57. Starvox Entertainment (PROFIT 500 Rank: 173), 58. Rock Star Real Estate (PROFIT 500 Rank: 174), 59. Audability (PROFIT 500 Rank: 176), 60. Atrium Mortgage Investment (PROFIT 500 Rank: 179), 61. Cognition LLP (PROFIT 500 Rank: 186), 62. Klick (PROFIT 500 Rank: 189), 63. theScore (PROFIT 500 Rank: 191), 64. IQ Partners (PROFIT 500 Rank: 193), 65. Architech (PROFIT 500 Rank: 195), 66. Intelex Technologies (PROFIT 500 Rank: 196), 67. Cambridge Global Payments (PROFIT 500 Rank: 197), 68. Free For All Marketing (PROFIT 500 Rank: 198), 69. Astound Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 199), 70. Marina Commodities (PROFIT 500 Rank: 201), 71. Kaihen (PROFIT 500 Rank: 205), 72. Avid Life Media (PROFIT 500 Rank: 210), 73. Geotab (PROFIT 500 Rank: 212), 74. Benson Kearley IFG (PROFIT 500 Rank: 215), 75. TDCNet (PROFIT 500 Rank: 216), 76. Northern Dock Systems (PROFIT 500 Rank: 218), 77. Eurocontrol Technics Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 221), 78. Fish out of Water Design (PROFIT 500 Rank: 223), 79. Doxim (PROFIT 500 Rank: 224), 80. Infront Consulting Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 228), 81. O’Doughs (PROFIT 500 Rank: 230), 82. Trindent Consulting (PROFIT 500 Rank: 236), 83. Nexus Systems Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 237), 84. Marina Textiles (PROFIT 500 Rank: 238), 85. M.I.T. Consulting (PROFIT 500 Rank: 239), 86. Innovative Vision (PROFIT 500 Rank: 241), 87. YellowHouse Events (PROFIT 500 Rank: 246), 88. Fusion Retail Analytics (PROFIT 500 Rank: 249), 89. WebSan Solutions (PROFIT 500 Rank: 250), 90. Office Coffee Solutions (PROFIT 500 Rank: 252), 91. Teach Away (PROFIT 500 Rank: 255), 92. Provisus Wealth Management (PROFIT 500 Rank: 258), 93. Aversan (PROFIT 500 Rank: 260), 94. ICC Property Management (PROFIT 500 Rank: 261), 95. Bimmian Automotive (PROFIT 500 Rank: 264), 96. Points.com (PROFIT 500 Rank: 265), 97. Zone Marketing Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 269), 98. Rhoddy Design (PROFIT 500 Rank: 271), 99. Varcon Construction (PROFIT 500 Rank: 272), 100. Kids & Company (PROFIT 500 Rank: 284), 101. UCIT Online Security (PROFIT 500 Rank: 286), 102. Maplelea (Avonlea Traditions) (PROFIT 500 Rank: 287), 103. Scalar Decisions (PROFIT 500 Rank: 289), 104. Capstone Infrastructure Corp. (PROFIT 500 Rank: 290), 105. Spirit of Math Schools (PROFIT 500 Rank: 291), 106. Wish Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 292), 107. All Canadian Courier (PROFIT 500 Rank: 294), 108. Berkeley Payment Solutions (PROFIT 500 Rank: 295), 109. Ashcon International (PROFIT 500 Rank: 297), 110. HostPapa (PROFIT 500 Rank: 301), 111. TWI Foods (PROFIT 500 Rank: 304), 112. Vigorate Digital Solutions (PROFIT 500 Rank: 307), 113. Enghouse Systems (PROFIT 500 Rank: 308), 114. Zenan Custom Cresting (PROFIT 500 Rank: 310), 115. Carbon60 Networks (PROFIT 500 Rank: 311), 116. Burlington Merchandising & Fixtures (PROFIT 500 Rank: 314), 117. Prophix (PROFIT 500 Rank: 316), 118. Usability Matters (PROFIT 500 Rank: 317), 119. Sunwing Travel Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 319), 120. Illumiti (PROFIT 500 Rank: 320), 121. Akendi (PROFIT 500 Rank: 321), 122. Weston Wood Solutions (PROFIT 500 Rank: 326), 123. Globeways Canada (PROFIT 500 Rank: 327), 124. Rally Logistics (PROFIT 500 Rank: 332), 125. E.B. Box Co. (PROFIT 500 Rank: 333), 126. Accelerated Connections (PROFIT 500 Rank: 334), 127. Safe N Save Logistics (PROFIT 500 Rank: 335), 128. Ontario Property Management Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 336), 129. Fusion Learning (PROFIT 500 Rank: 338), 130. Fleet Complete (PROFIT 500 Rank: 346), 131. Scarsin (PROFIT 500 Rank: 350), 132. Brandfire Marketing Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 354), 133. D+H (PROFIT 500 Rank: 355), 134. Polycorp (PROFIT 500 Rank: 356), 135. Paradigm Public Relations (PROFIT 500 Rank: 357), 136. Complete Packaging Systems (PROFIT 500 Rank: 364), 137. Spyders (PROFIT 500 Rank: 365), 138. Crawford Technologies (PROFIT 500 Rank: 366), 139. D.J. Rain & Co. (PROFIT 500 Rank: 369), 140. iVedha (PROFIT 500 Rank: 371), 141. Rescue 7 (PROFIT 500 Rank: 373), 142. Aden Earthworks (PROFIT 500 Rank: 374), 143. Microdea (PROFIT 500 Rank: 375), 144. The Humphrey Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 378), 145. Carly Rian Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 379), 146. Onyx Freight-Works (PROFIT 500 Rank: 381), 147. PROEX (PROFIT 500 Rank: 387), 148. Argyle Public Relationships (PROFIT 500 Rank: 390), 149. Direct Construction Co. (PROFIT 500 Rank: 395), 150. Tormac Mechanical Contractors (PROFIT 500 Rank: 398), 151. Pioneering Technology Corp. (PROFIT 500 Rank: 400), 152. Posera-HDX (PROFIT 500 Rank: 402), 153. Quarterback Transportation (PROFIT 500 Rank: 406), 154. Fresh Restaurants (PROFIT 500 Rank: 412), 155. ADFLOW Networks (PROFIT 500 Rank: 415), 156. Mi5 Print & Digital (PROFIT 500 Rank: 417), 157. Neeson Court Reporting Inc. (PROFIT 500 Rank: 422), 158. Parcel Design (PROFIT 500 Rank: 424), 159. Airstart (PROFIT 500 Rank: 428), 160. MAD Elevator Fixtures (PROFIT 500 Rank: 429), 161. Beneco Packaging (PROFIT 500 Rank: 432), 162. Vital Insights (PROFIT 500 Rank: 433), 163. The Next Trend Designs (PROFIT 500 Rank: 434), 164. Bratex Hardwood Flooring (PROFIT 500 Rank: 436), 165. NKPR (PROFIT 500 Rank: 443), 166. Creative Niche (PROFIT 500 Rank: 444), 167. Talent Employment (PROFIT 500 Rank: 448), 168. Vision Travel Solutions (PROFIT 500 Rank: 452), 169. ecentricarts (PROFIT 500 Rank: 453), 170. S2S Environmental (PROFIT 500 Rank: 455), 171. Predictive Success (PROFIT 500 Rank: 459), 172. LOGiQ3 (PROFIT 500 Rank: 460), 173. Gurulink (PROFIT 500 Rank: 461), 174. Forum Equity Partners Holdings (PROFIT 500 Rank: 462), 175. Mircom (PROFIT 500 Rank: 463), 176. Weston Forest (PROFIT 500 Rank: 464), 177. FlightNetwork.com (PROFIT 500 Rank: 469), 178. Digitcom Canada (PROFIT 500 Rank: 470), 179. Sirius XM Canada (PROFIT 500 Rank: 471), 180. LOFT Communications + Events (PROFIT 500 Rank: 475), 181. KMI Publishing and Events (PROFIT 500 Rank: 476), 182. Aventix (PROFIT 500 Rank: 482), 183. Avnan (PROFIT 500 Rank: 483), 184. Pinchin (PROFIT 500 Rank: 485), 185. NCI (PROFIT 500 Rank: 488), 186. Partners in Credit (PROFIT 500 Rank: 499).

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