Ursus, Inc. Named on SIA’s 2022 List of Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms

September 21, 2022Ursus, Inc. announced it has been named to the 2022 List of Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms. Published annually by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) – the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions – the list ranks US firms by compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for staffing revenue over five years.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the SIA for the second consecutive year as one of the fastest growing staffing firms in North America and #1 as a pure play technology and creative staffing provider. While we are incredibly proud of our growth trajectory, we are even prouder of and focused on the quality of the service we provide to our contractors, clients, and partners to enable their digital transformation journeys.” said Jon Beck, Founder and CEO of Ursus.  Ursus finished #16 overall on this years’ list.

In a recent poll conducted by Modern Marketing Partners, over 65% of CMOs and CIOs polled agreed that CIO-CMO alignment and collaboration is essential. Marketing and IT teams must develop cross-functional relationships and can no longer operate independently. Alignment needs to occur throughout the organization and product or service lifecycle: development, deployment, security, and support measured in quality of user experience and ROI. As a result, hiring managers are looking for talent that understands this shift change and build teams with functional skill sets to add both marketing and technical value. 

As CMOs and CIOs work together to usher in the digital transformation era, Ursus is working to find new and improved ways to engage with our customers to align our combined technical and creative recruiting services to their evolving organizational structure.

There were 122 staffing firms included on the 2022 ranking, and the median CAGR for all firms listed is 30.3%. To be considered one of the Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms, companies must meet a minimum revenue threshold of $1 million in 2017 and have had a CAGR of at least 15% between 2017 and 2021. The Braff Group, a leading mergers, and acquisitions advisory firm, sponsored this year’s list. Each staffing firm is profiled online at fastestgrowing.staffingindustry.com.

“The 2022 List of Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms displays a masterclass in perseverance. Emerging from the pandemic with organic growth is a true achievement and testament to the staffing industry’s strength, even in the most turbulent of times,” said SIA President Barry Asin. “Our list of staffing firms more than doubled this year and SIA is honored to present these resilient staffing firms to the world. A huge congratulations to our 2022 honorees!”

About Ursus, Inc.

Ursus, Inc., is a recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) for two consecutive years as the fastest growing technical and creative staffing firm in the United States.  Ursus is a global leader in next-generation, digital transformation staffing services. Hyper-focused on you – the candidate, the client, the partner, or the employee to deliver the best possible engagement experience.  Whether you are looking for your next career move or scaling a growing team we are here for U! 

For more information please visit: www.ursusinc.com 

About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)

Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting, and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms, and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing, and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.

Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences, and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England. Learn more at staffingindustry.com.

Ursus, Inc. climbs up the Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Companies” List

We’re thrilled to share that Ursus has landed on Inc. Magazine’s “5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S.” list for the second time — coming in at #1,136. Rankings are determined by revenue growth from 2018 to 2021 and our inclusion is based on our 572% growth during that time. 

‍The Inc. 5000 list includes the most successful up-in-coming companies from every industry. Many well-known brands first gained recognition by being included on the list and have since gone on to go public and become market leaders. This is our second time on the list, and we’re excited to be recognized for the hard work and progress we’ve made to this point. 

Thanks to all our customers and employees

It goes without saying that being on the Inc. 5000 list wouldn’t be possible without the support of our customers and employees. You’ve trusted us to help build your technical, creative, and business teams to power your digital journeys, recommended us to your peers, and shared valuable feedback that has helped us finetune our service delivery.

Being a part of the Inc. 5000 is another testament to the amazing customers we have and comes on the heels of Ursus named #3 on the Staffing Industry Analysts 2021 list of fastest growing staffing firms. These awards and recognitions are a testament to our clients, and our employees who represent us every day on the job.

The rapid growth of Ursus

Ursus was founded in 2015 by a small team who realized that doing things the same way “just because that’s how it’s been done” was an opportunity for change and evolution.  Over our seven-year journey we’ve strived to challenge the status quo and find opportunity to improve our processes with the goal of improving the candidate and client experience; be it by new technology, automation, organizational alignment, constant improvement is in our DNA.

As we celebrate our debut on the Inc. 5000 list, we wanted to take a moment to highlight a few of the milestones we’ve achieved over the past year:

Ursus University Training Program Launch

Ursus University is a new, innovative, multiplatform training and development program designed for recent college graduates or those looking to start a career in the staffing industry. The program is delivered via a hybrid model that includes in person training and mentorship complemented by a self-paced remote on-demand curriculum curated and delivered by world-class staffing leaders from Ursus leadership and Ursus partners.

Opening Canadian Operations

Canada is the first market for Ursus outside the United States. The move was based on increasing demand from current and prospective clients based in Canada and the United States who are looking for talent outside of country borders.   Since our launch three of our U.S. based clients have included Ursus to technical and creative supplier list in Canada.

Big plans and lots of work ahead

Being recognized by the Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S.” list is an amazing recognition but there is much work and many more milestones ahead. We have big plans for Ursus, and we continue to look for passionate recruiting and staffing talent looking to climb on board of our rocket ship.  Onward!

For more information visit us at ursusinc.com

Ursus, Inc. Launches Operations in Canada

3rd Fastest Growing Staffing Company in the U.S. Enters New Geography 

Ursus, Inc., one of the fastest growing companies in the United States announced its launch in the Canadian market today offering Canadian and U.S. based clients technical and creative staffing services to help deliver on their digital transformation goals.  

Canada is the first market for Ursus outside the United States. Ursus Founder and CEO, Jon Beck said the move was based on increasing demand from current and prospective clients based in Canada and the United States who are looking for talent outside of country borders.   

“In the midst what is arguably the most competitive market for technical and creative talent ever seen, our clients continue to look for alternative geographies to source talent.  We are thrilled to expand our services in Canada and advance our commitment to hiring top technical and creative talent to our Canadian and U.S. headquartered partners.”  

According to SIA, the Canadian staffing market is the 5th largest globally, and grew 11% in 2021 to reach CAD 9.2 billion overall with the demand for I.T. and creative talent growing at an even faster.  

Ursus, Inc., recently recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), as the 3rd Fastest Staffing Company in the United States, is a global leader in next-generation, digital transformation staffing services. Hyper-focused on you – the candidate, the client, the partner, or the employee to deliver the best possible engagement experience.  Whether you are looking for your next career move or scaling a growing team we are here for U! 

For more information please visit: www.ursusinc.com 

Ursus, Inc. Launches Staffing Training Program Ursus University

Two new Center of Excellence Locations open in Sacramento, CA and Boise, ID to facilitate hybrid training

Silicon Valley, CA – Ursus, Inc. the third fastest growing staffing firm the U.S. has launched Ursus University, a new, innovative, multiplatform training and development program designed for recent college graduates or those looking to start a career in the staffing industry. The program is delivered via a hybrid model that includes in person training and mentorship complemented by a self-paced remote on-demand curriculum curated and delivered by world-class staffing leaders from Ursus leadership and Ursus partners.

“Through Ursus University, we have the opportunity to widen our reach and accelerate our growth by providing an onramp for the next generation of talented recruiters and salespeople who, for so long, may have been overlooked otherwise.”, said Madeline Heuer, Director of Technical Recruiting and Training.

To facilitate the hybrid model, Ursus has opened two new Center of Excellence locations in Sacramento, CA and Boise, ID, designed for on premise training.   Ursus adopted a remote first model over five years ago before the trend became generally accepted, but also recognizes the importance of in person training and development.  The company has also partnered with Content Learning Management system, Degreed, who have provided a customizable platform to support the Ursus Way of recruiting while also incorporating industry best practice curriculum.

“Our program teaches the art of recruiting to those who come from all different backgrounds and interests. We are excited to launch Ursus University to help continue our mission to provide creative and technical talent to enable the digital transformation movement.” said Ellen Cleary, Director of Creative Recruiting.

Ursus will also invest in a summer internship program available to qualified pre graduate college students interested in staffing careers after graduation.   In addition to providing equipment and collaborating with professionals in a hands-on learning environment, interns will have access to other executives and management from other leading staffing firms, technology providers and analysts who will participate as guest lecturers to provide real-world insight and mentorship. Post internship, Ursus will create and offer educational content to help inform, inspire, and develop early career professionals who want to remain up to date on changes in this fast-moving industry.

For more information about Ursus or to apply for the Ursus University program, visit us at ursusinc.com

Ursus ranks #5 on the 2021 Silicon Valley Business Journal’s list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies.

Ursus, Inc. ranks #3 on Staffing Industry Analysts 2021 List of Fastest-Growing U.S. Staffing Firms

Morgan Hill, California — October 26, 2021 — Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, has announced the 2021 List of Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms. Ursus, Inc. was ranked #3 on the list and ranked as the #1 Information Technology and Creative staffing company on the list. The 2021 list is sponsored by The Braff Group. This year, 52 companies qualified for inclusion on the annual list. There were 75 firms on last year’s list. The list ranks firms by compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for staffing revenue from 2016 through 2020, excluding acquisitions.

The ten fastest-growing US staffing firms are:

“Congratulations to all of the 2021 Fastest-Growing companies on their strong performances and organic growth in a time of transformation for a staffing industry undergoing rapid change. As we usher in new workforces, new business models, new technologies and new ways of working, these fastest- growing companies are well-poised to rise to the challenges and opportunities in a competitive talent marketplace,” said Barry Asin, SIA President.

The September/October 2021 issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine features interviews with executives and business leaders from the 10 fastest-growing staffing firms on growth and strategies for success. These profiles, along with the full list of the 52 fastest-growing companies for 2021, debuts on http://fastestgrowing.staffingindustry.com/ this week.

About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)
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Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting, and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms, and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.

Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences, and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.

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About Ursus, Inc.
Ursus is a recognized leader in providing technical and creative staffing solutions. Hyper-focused on you – the candidate, the client, the partner, the employee and how to make your engagement with us the best possible experience it can be while delivering results. Whether you are looking for your next career move, scaling a growing team, adding a trusted partner to your staffing program, or completing a project, we’re here for U!

Ursus is a virtual company but with headquarters in Silicon Valley, California. For more information visit www.ursusinc.com or send email to [email protected]

Cristina De La Cruz joins Ursus, Inc. as Vice President of Sales

Industry veteran joins company to lead continued growth and expansion of leading digital transformation staffing and services

Ursus, Inc., a leading staffing and professional services company enabling digital transformation announces industry veteran Cristina De La Cruz has joined the company as Vice President of Sales.

De La Cruz brings with her nearly fifteen years of award-winning experience to Ursus.  She joins Ursus after serving as Regional VP of Technology Staffing Services at Robert Half.  A recognized staffing subject matter expert, Cristina is a sought-after contributor to media organizations in the Bay Area. Prior to her stint in the technology sector, Cristina soared with over a decade of sales leadership at Robert Half Legal.

Jon Beck, Founder and CEO said of De La Cruz’s arrival, “We’re thrilled to have Cristina on board. Her depth of experience, knowledge and management capabilities will complement our growing team of seasoned executives.  We have ambitious growth and expansion plans as we work to be a leader in the digital transformation staffing and services market.  Cristina is an important piece of our executive team to help us achieve our goals and those of our clients.”

“I decided to join Ursus because of the company’s innovative and cutting-edge approach to providing staffing solutions in the tech and creative space. When you see a company on a 200+% growth trajectory, even through a pandemic, you know that they are doing something right! Ursus has found a way to pivot and accelerate growth through extremely challenging times, and I’m thrilled to now be part of the ride,” De La Cruz said. “The Ursus way is built around communication with intention, continual improvement, and hustle…all values and qualities that are the foundation of how I’ve done business for the last 15 years.” 

More information about Cristina De La Cruz is available at the company’s About Us Page

About Ursus, Inc.

Ursus, Inc. is a privately held leader in providing technology and creative staffing consulting services to support and enable digital transformation. Our professionals bring bold, fresh  thinking, combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help fuel transformation and growth for our clients and their customers.  We place the highest priority on understanding unique client needs first, ensuring mutual, best-fit success and integration of people, service and solutions.

For more information, contact us at [email protected] or visit us at ursusinc.com

Fast Private 2020: Ursus helps companies navigate through staffing issues

Ursus provides companies with a North Star to guide them to the high-tech talent they’re looking for.

No. 3: Ursus Inc.

  • Growth rate: 230%
  • 2017 revenue: $3,349,963
  • 2018 revenue: $5,351,565
  • 2019 revenue: $11,069,011

How the pandemic has affected your business: We saw a temporary dip in March, April, May with a dramatic “V”-shaped rebound starting in June, where more clients were in need of software development, cloud and digital creative resources from us.

Has the pandemic and shelter-in-place created new opportunities or innovations for your company? Yes, our clients are adapting to the new normal and accelerated digital/cloud transformations to either support a remote workforce or adapt their sales and marketing efforts in response to the pandemic.

  • HQ: Morgan Hill
  • Website: https://ursusinc.com/
  • CEO:Jon Beck
  • Industry: IT services
  • Company description: Technical and digital transformation talent and services.
  • Number of employees now: 30
  • Number of employees in March 2020: 17

Percentage of workforce is currently working home: 100%

Are you hiring? Technical and creative recruiters, sales, software developers and cloud infrastructure engineers.

Trends you are seeing in your industry: As a remote/virtual company for three years pre-Covid, we are seeing more companies support, appreciate and embrace a remote workforce.

This dramatically expands the talent pool for our portfolio companies seeking talent, but also comes with a new set of challenges on how to best hire, support and manage that talent. We are fortunate to have had a three-year head start.

What do you attribute your company’s growth to? Quality and a core set of values that we refer to as the Ursus Way! 1) We communicate with intention. 2) We pay attention to the details. 3) We strive to constantly improve. 4) We hustle all the time.

Go public or stay private: Private

The “a-ha” moment that led to the creation of your company: I’ve hired hundreds of people using dozens of staffing and services firms, but only a few who I deemed as strategic partners — the ones who took the time to understand my needs, who were able to know when to say “no” or challenge what I believed to be true, and who I knew would match my commitment and effort to building the best teams I could.

Now I sit on the other side of the hiring table, but my mission is the same — create strategic engagements with our clients to build the best teams they can.

The story behind the name of your company: I am a Cal Berkeley grad. Ursus is Latin for bear and a named star constellation, so a bit of a double entendre as our first tagline was “Find Your Way” and our logo includes the star. Now it works because people initially mispronounce it, then remember it, and it’s more interesting and memorable than slamming two technical words together.

Workforce Logiq Recognizes Ursus, Inc. as a 2020 Proven Performer

Ursus, Inc., a leading provider of technical and creative staffing and professional services to enable the digital transformation of their clients, announced today that they are being recognized by Workforce Logiq as one of their 2020 Proven Performers in the company’s Performance Excellence Program.

In all, 40 staffing and recruiting organizations across the globe are being recognized for their commitment to supplying high-quality talent and driving measurable results to Workforce Logiq customers, including full-time (RPO), contingent (MSP), and freelance/”gig” (FMS) workers.

Workforce Logiq provides AI-powered workforce management intelligence, technology, and expertise to its clients, helping them attain better management, performance, and financial control over their talent supply chains. Workforce’s Performance Excellence Program “highlights high-performing talent supply partners. Honorees are selected based on a variety of criteria deemed crucial to client satisfaction, including customers serviced, cycle time, submittals per requisition, percentage of submittals hired, program compliance, fill ratio, and more. These metrics are analyzed across a twelve-month period and create a total performance score.”

Jon Beck, Founder, and CEO noted that “The team at Ursus are thrilled to be named a Proven Performer by Workforce Logiq. It’s a very important milestone and validation point for a relatively young company like ours to be recognized by one of the leading global workforce management companies in the world. We have every intention of remaining on this prestigious list for years to come.”

Ursus Makes Inc 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies

Ursus, Inc. Ranks No. 1634 on the 2020 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Revenue Growth of 263%

NEW YORK, August 12, 2020Inc. magazine today revealed that Ursus, Inc.  is No. 1634 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“Our appearance on the Inc. 5000 is a testimony to the success of our approach to providing technical and creative staffing solutions and services to our clients,” shared Ursus CEO, Jon Beck.  Established in 2015, Ursus has been providing technical and creative staffing and professional services to the Fortune 1000 and well-funded, high growth start-ups. Beck continued, “Our team’s passion to deliver services “The Ursus Way” that includes constant process improvement, attention to detail, communication and partnership with intention and unbridled hustle is what fuels Ursus’ continued growth.”

Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists as well. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of over 500 percent, and a median rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years. 

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are also being featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 12.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held virtually from October 23 to 27, 2020. As always, speakers will include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

More About Cloud Tech Recruiting Agency Ursus, Inc.

Ursus, Inc. is a privately held leader in providing cloud, business, IT, marketing, creative, and technical staffing and consulting services.  Our creative and technical staffing agency brings bold, fresh thinking, combined with technology, business, and industry expertise to help fuel transformation and growth for our clients and their customers. We place the highest priority on understanding unique client needs first, ensuring mutual, best-fit success and integration of people, service, and solutions. 

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Methodology

The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

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