The Organizers — Colorado Companies to Watch 2023
Now in its 15th year, Colorado Companies to Watch recognizes second-stage enterprises that are fueling job growth and economic vitality in communities across the state.
This year’s 50 Colorado Companies to Watch winners represent most of the state, with headquarters in at least 20 Colorado cities and operations in 77 locations in the state. They come from seemingly every industry imaginable: aerospace, architecture, engineering, construction, health and wellness, food and beverage, outdoor gear, to name just a few.
The Companies to Watch program was created by the Edward Lowe Foundation to recognize and celebrate the achievements of second-stage companies that might otherwise go unnoticed or underappreciated on a statewide level. This year’s winners were judged the best out of more than 1,150 nominations, so it’s a select group indeed. Read on to learn more about them.
Read on to learn more about our favorite Organizers.
Concurrent HRO is a full-service professional employer organization (PEO) that provides payroll, human resources, benefits administration, worker’s compensation, retirement and compliance solutions.
In addition to its primary PEO services, Concurrent HRO provides drug testing, background checks and employee training.
The PEO industry is competitive, and new companies consistently enter the market to capitalize on a fluctuating economy in which many businesses outsource administrative tasks.
Concurrent HRO does not take a one-size-fits-all approach to serving clients. All its services are customizable based on the needs of clients and their employees.
“We pride ourselves on localized and customized customer service,” said Ashley Rosen, the company’s marketing and special projects manager. “We do not use offshore processing or toll-free lines. There is always another person answering the line when a client calls us, providing a personalized touch.”
Concurrent HRO is looking to grow by adding more clients and expanding its national presence. It added a new outside sales consultant in Missouri and is looking to add more outside sales consultants in other states.
The company understands the importance of keeping clients in compliance and has the resources to keep up with changes in that realm.
“Laws and regulations are constantly changing on the local, state and federal level,” Rosen said. “It can be a tedious task for businesses to manage these changes and reflect them in their company policies and handbooks. PEOs will notify businesses of these new changes and will help update any necessary policies and handbooks.”
Cloud storage company Photobucket has been trusted by more than 70 million people to store and manage their 17 billion selfies, vacation pics and awkward family photos. According to the creative advice website Photutorial, the average person in the U.S. takes 20.2 photos per day and has 2,100 photos on their smartphone. Whether they are building a personal photo album or setting up a blog or ecommerce site, people want to save these digital memories.
“Photos and videos are more relevant than ever,” says CEO Ted Leonard. “At no point in history did everyone walk around with a camera in their pocket.” Photobucket online photo and video storage has various price plans, based on factors such as the amount of storage space the customer needs and whether they want web hosting.
Photobucket encrypts and removes personal data from every photo and video to maintain privacy. “Security and usage of personal data is becoming more and more important,” Leonard says. “Groups of people still want to collaborate via videos and photos, and they’re looking for an alternative to social media and big tech.” The company was founded in 2003; revenues have quadrupled since 2019.