Top Company 2011 winner: tw telecom
Years in business: 18
President and CEO: Larissa Herda (watch an interview with VP Mike Rouleau)
Company snapshot: tw telecom is a leading provider of managed networking solutions to businesses and organizations in 75 markets spanning 30 states and Washington, D.C. tw telecom integrates data, dedicated Internet access, and local and long distance voice services for long distance carriers, wireless communications companies, incumbent local exchange carriers and enterprise organizations.
Notable practices: tw telecom was one of the first companies to deploy a national ethernet network with local reach. Today, tw telecom is the third-largest service provider in business ethernet ports, second only to giants Verizon and AT&T.
Community involvement: tw telecom sponsors a number of charities, including SungateKids, a nonprofit dedicated to the protection of children. For the past seven years tw telecom has hosted a charity golf tournament to raise a significant portion of SungateKids' operating budget. tw telecom also has supported Denver Race for the Cure, 9Cares Colorado Shares Food Drive, Denver Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry and collected 372 pounds of non-perishables for the troops in Iraq.