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)
SIA is the Global Advisor on Staffing and Workforce Solutions
Elevating the Workforce Solutions Ecosystem
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.

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.