Criterion Systems Recognized on Fantastic 50 List of Virginia’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Criterion Systems Recognized on Fantastic 50 List of Virginia’s Fastest-Growing Companies


VIENNA, Va., April 30, 2018 – 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. Criterion’s Chief Financial Officer, Steve Mast, was present at the Awards Gala on April 26, joining 450 attendees to celebrate business growth in the region. Criterion showed a growth rate of 402.2 percent from 2013-2016, enabling it to claim the 27th position on the list.

The recorded median revenue growth of the group of winners is 417 percent for 2013 through 2016. That number represents a substantial jump from the median growth rates seen in the past two Fantastic 50 lists, 281 percent last year and 226 percent in 2016.

“It is an honor to be included on the Fantastic 50 list and it is good to see such healthy growth in the region,” said Steve Mast, CFO and Co-Founder, Criterion. “I want to thank all of our employees for their hard work and steadfast commitment to providing exceptional support to our customers. This has enabled Criterion to join this distinguished group of companies.”

“We are pleased to recognize the fastest growing businesses from across the Commonwealth,” said Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce stated at the event. “We are glad to toast the entrepreneurial spirit of these Virginia business leaders and the dedicated employees who have brought these companies continued success.”

About the Awards

Virginia’s FANTASTIC 50 award program is a signature event of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Now in its 23rd 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. For more information, please visit the website:

Media Contact: Elizabeth Albrycht, Verasolve, 571-364-9259.

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Criterion CFO and Co-Founder Steve Mast receives the Virginia Fantastic 50 Award.