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For Third 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. 764 on the 2011 Inc. 500/5000 With Three-Year Sales Growth of 411%

CHICAGO, Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, Inc. Magazine has announced that it has ranked Hillard Heintze as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.  Hillard Heintze is ranked #764 on the 30th annual Inc. 500/5000 list.  Inc. Magazine ranked the company #242 in 2009 and #583 in 2010.  Other notable alumni include companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle, Under Armour, Timberland and Patagonia.

"This is a tremendously dynamic and vibrant group of companies," says Arnette Heintze, CEO of Hillard Heintze.  "We are humbled and honored to be counted among them.  And we hand the credit, in full measure, to our clients.  They are the ones who continue to find more and more opportunities to leverage our capabilities – and what we believe is a uniquely rigorous approach to quality service and value – to meet their strategic security and investigative requirements."

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs and drive the economy forward.  Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is," says Inc. Magazine Editor Jane Berentson.

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 710,106, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing and technology.  Visit us online at

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 three years, Hillard Heintze has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America's fastest-growing private companies – and ranked on the annual Inc. 500/5000 list as No. 242 in 2009, No. 583 in 2010 and No. 764 in 2011.  The company has also been acknowledged by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) as #6 on its 2011 list of the 100 fastest-growing inner city firms in the United States.

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