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For Second Year in a Row, Hillard Heintze Is Ranked By Inc. Magazine as One of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Inc. Magazine Ranks Hillard Heintze No. 583 on the 2010 Inc. 500/5000 With Three-Year Sales Growth of 520%

CHICAGO, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday – and for the second year in a row – Inc. Magazine announced that it has ranked Hillard Heintze as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.  Hillard Heintze is ranked #583 on the 29th annual Inc. 500/5000 list.  In 2009, Inc. Magazine ranked the company #242 on the Inc. 500 list.  Other notable alumni include companies such as Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Visa, Clif Bar, Patagonia and Oracle.



"This designation is both humbling and rewarding," says Arnette Heintze, CEO of Hillard Heintze.  "Growth isn't our strategic objective.  Excellence in client service is.  Most of us have spent our careers on both sides of the fence: either delivering best practices in security and investigations or demanding them.   We don't control the levers of success.  But collectively we know that if we focus obsessively on quality – on listening to our clients, thinking through their requests, understanding their needs, and then aligning everything we know and can do behind their vision and objectives – we will share in our clients' achievements and, through that success, earn our own place in the sun."

"That's true," says Terry Hillard, who co-founded the firm in 2004. "Each one of us stands on a personal reputation built up over decades.  We understand our respective domains of expertise, we trust each other – and by extension, we're able to 'cherry pick' customized, high-performance teams depending on each client's requirements.   Building that trust and that reputation takes decades."

"For more than 30 years, Inc's list has served as evidence of the significant accomplishments of enterprises such as yours", says Inc. editor Jane Berentson.  "And more than ever, this year's list is a testament to the creativity, resilience and tenacity of America's top entrepreneurs."

About Inc. Magazine

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. ( is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders.  With a total paid circulation of 712,647, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing and technology.

About Hillard Heintze

Hillard Heintze provides the strategic thought leadership, trusted counsel and end-to-end services that help leading public and private corporations as well as government agencies and major public service organizations advance best-in-class security strategies and investigations to protect and preserve the safety of their people, property, performance and reputation. For the last two years in a row, Hillard Heintze has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America's fastest growing private companies.  The magazine ranked Hillard Heintze No. 242 on the 2009 Inc. 500 list and No. 583 on the 2010 Inc. 5000 list.

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