Criterion Systems Recognized on Fantastic 50 List of Virginia’s Fastest-Growing Companies for the Second Year

Criterion Systems Recognized on Fantastic 50 List of Virginia’s Fastest-Growing Companies for the Second Year


VIENNA, Va., May 3, 2019 – Criterion Systems, Inc. announced today that it has been named to the annual Fantastic 50 list of Virginia’s fastest-growing companies sponsored by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. This is the second year in a row Criterion has been named to this list. Criterion’s Chief Executive Officer, Promod Sharma, was present at the Award Gala on May 2.

Criterion showed a growth rate of 299.4% from 2014-2017, enabling it to claim the 28th position on the list. The median growth rate of all 50 companies on the 2019 list was 404.62%, slightly below the 2018 rate of 417%.

“Once again, it is an honor to be included with this distinguished group of companies on the Fantastic 50 list,” said Promod Sharma, CEO and Co-Founder, Criterion. “I would like to thank our employees for their hard work and dedication over the past several years. Their exceptional performance for customers is the reason why we have achieved such strong growth.”

“It is our honor to recognize the entrepreneurial spirit of the fifty fastest growing businesses within the Commonwealth,” said Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce stated at the event. “We know that the success stories shared tonight will only grow more prevailing as the Chamber continues to implement the strategies outlined in Blueprint Virginia 2025, making Virginia the best place for businesses to start and grow.”

About the Awards
Virginia’s FANTASTIC 50 award program is a signature event of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Now in its 24th year, the FANTASTIC 50 program is the only annual statewide award recognizing Virginia’s fastest growing business. A full list of winners can be found here:

About Criterion Systems
Criterion Systems, Inc. (Criterion) is a large business systems integrator and cyber operations-focused company. Since 2005, Criterion has provided cybersecurity, IT infrastructure operations, systems engineering, and application development across our nation’s mission-critical environments. Criterion is Capability Maturity Model Integration CMMI-DEV Level 3 certified and an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001-2015, ISO 20000-1:2011, and ISO 27001:2013 company. Headquartered in Vienna, Va., with offices in Albuquerque, N.M., and Las Vegas, Nev., Criterion supports customer operations at 46 sites worldwide.

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Criterion CEO and Co-Founder Promod Sharma and SVP Marcie Cheney with Criterion’s Virginia Fantastic 50 Award.