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Hillard Heintze Ranked by Inc. Magazine As One of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Inc. Magazine Ranks Hillard Heintze No. 242 on the 2009 Inc. 500 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 892%


Aug. 20, /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine has just ranked Hillard Heintze #242 on its 28th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, GoDaddy, Under Armour, Jamba Juice, American Apparel, Oracle and hundreds of other powerhouses gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500.


"It's an honor to be named to Inc.'s prestigious list of entrepreneurial companies," said Arnette Heintze, one of the firm's two founders. "My partner Terry and I consider this to be a very strong testament not just to our growing list of customers drawn from leading organizations across both the public and private sector, but also to the acute and expanding unmet market demand we continue to encounter for strategic thought leadership, trusted counsel and end-to-end services that help senior executives protect and preserve the safety of their people, property, performance and reputation."


Terry Hillard, also a co-founder of the firm, agrees. "We're passionate about meeting that demand - and continually refining the disciplines required to advance higher and higher standards of excellence in security and investigations for our clients. How do we do that? We seek out, engage and retain the most talented, highly-credentialed professionals in the industry," he says. "This 'people' factor wasn't a metric audited by Inc. magazine's team. But it's a crucial factor behind the ranking Inc. awarded to Hillard Heintze this year."


"If you want to know which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500," said Inc. editor Jane Berentson. "These are the most dynamic, fast-growth companies in the nation, the ones finding innovative solutions to problems, creating smart systems, and inventing products we soon discover we can't live without. The Inc. 500 list isInc. magazine's tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition."


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 712,961, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing and technology.


About Hillard Heintze

Formed in 2004, Hillard Heintze provides the strategic thought leadership, trusted counsel and end-to-end services that help senior executives of leading public and private corporations, as well as government agencies and major public service organizations, establish best-in-class security strategies and investigations to protect the safety of their people, property, performance and reputation. Headquartered in Chicago and with operations in Washington, D.C., Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Pittsburgh, Raleigh and Miami, the firm also has operating capabilities in the Middle East and both South and Central America. Today Hillard Heintze is considered by many of its clients, professional peers and competitors to be one of the leading private strategic security advisory and management companies in the United States.