Columbus Business First

Portfolio Creative Named #12 on Fast Fifty List

    For the second year in a row, Portfolio Creative, a workforce innovation firm that connects clients with creative talent, was named to the Business First Fast Fifty list of rapidly growing companies.  This year, Portfolio Creative was ranked #12 on the list, which is based on three-year revenue growth. 

    Earlier in 2009, Portfolio Creative was named the 326th fastest growing privately held firm in the nation by Inc. magazine.  The firm has grown over 740% over the past three years and placed over 750 people in creative positions of all types, including graphic design, web programming, editing, copywriting, project management and more.

    “We know that achieving rapid growth is difficult, yet sustaining it is even harder,” said Catherine Lang-Cline, co-owner and founder.  “For example, research shows that of those who make it onto the Inc. 500 list only one in three manage to return the following year.*  That’s why we’re especially excited to return to the Fast Fifty list.”

    Portfolio Creative attributes its sustained growth to long-term client relationships as well as a depth of knowledge of the market that enables them to carefully place associates who are able to deliver a solid return on investment.  Portfolio Creative plans to continue its rapid growth by expanding its services into direct hire, recruiting and payroll activities.

Portfolio Creative featured in Business First

Check out last Friday's Business First of Columbus for an exclusive report on Portfolio Creative. The article shares our future plans for growth and new services that we'll be offering the creative community here in Columbus and possibly other cities nationwide. Big things are happening for us, and we thank Business First for reporting our exciting changes to their loyal and business savvy readers!

Kristen Harris recognized as Forty Under 40

Kristen Harris, co-owner of Portfolio Creative Staffing, was recently awarded Forty Under 40 by Columbus Business First. The Forty Under 40 award is presented to up-and-coming contributors to the community who are selected not only for their professional achievements, but for their dedication to Central Ohio and its residents. Congratulations Kristen!

Portfolio Named Fast 50 Award Winner

Portfolio Creative Staffing was recently named, by Business First, as one of the 50 fastest-growing emerging companies in Central Ohio. To be eligible, nominees must be located in Central Ohio, be privately held and have at least $1 million in revenue per year with a three-year operating history. Out of the 50 winners, Portfolio was listed as the 5th fastest growing company!