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Two Louisville firms named to 2021 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned and Led Companies

TKT & Associates ranked No. 4; Cuddle Clones No. 50

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two Louisville companies were recognized in the 14th annual ranking of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies, released this week by the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), in collaboration with JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking.

The companies on this year’s 50 Fastest list span a range of industries, from consumer products to STEM-related fields.

From January to December of 2020, the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies generated a combined $4.1 billion in revenue and collectively employed more than 24,000 people.

TKT & Associates was ranked No. 4, while Cuddle Clones came in at No. 50.

Cuddle Clones creates plush pet replicas.

“This year’s honorees exemplify the commitment, determination and ingenuity that is necessary to thrive in today’s environment,” said Thelma Ferguson, managing director and northeast segment head at JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking. “These exceptional women are living proof that necessity is the mother of innovation. Today, we are proud to support 50 extraordinary leaders who are redefining their industries and driving global economic growth.”

Founded in 2006 by Tierra Kavanaugh, TKT & Associates is a certified, minority and woman-owned workforce strategy, staffing and workforce development firm specializing in supplier and workforce diversity management, full-service workforce solutions and spend management services.

Cuddle Clones is a custom plush manufacturer in Louisville that makes replicas of its customers’ pets, along with other products. It was founded by Jennifer Williams and Adam Greene.

To qualify for the ranking, businesses are required to be privately held, woman-owned or -led, and must have reached annual revenues of at least $500,000 in each of the past five years. Applicants were not required to join or be members of the WPO. All eligible companies were ranked according to a sales growth formula that combines percentage and absolute growth.

More about this year’s 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies:

  • Average honoree age: 49
  • 74% started with their own funds
  • 66% do business globally and another 18% plan to go global in the future
  • 76% do business with Fortune 1,000 companies
  • 76% delivered new product or service lines within their traditional portfolio as part of their growth strategy in response to the COVID pandemic

The 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies companies are being honored during a luncheon and ceremony at the WPO Annual Conference on Oct. 5 at the Grand Hyatt in Nashville.

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50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies:

Rank

Entrepreneur

Company

City / State (or Province)

1

Asma Ishaq

Modere

Newport Beach, CA

2

Carrie SiuButt

SimpleHealth, Inc.

New York, NY

3

Nooshin Behroyan

Paxon Energy & Infrastructure Services

Pleasanton, CA

4

Sheila Kavanaugh and Kimberly L. Bunton

TKT & Associates, Inc.

Louisville, KY

5

Shea McGee

Studio McGee, Inc.

Draper, UT

6

Suneera Madhani

Stax

Orlando, FL

7

Andrea Wagner

Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing

Lee, MA

8

Roopa Makhija

GEP

Clark, NJ

9

Snejina Zacharia

Insurify Inc.

Cambridge, MA

10

Patricia Bible

KaTom Restaurant Supply, Inc.

Kodak, TN

11

Cynthia P. Lee

LYNC Logistics, LLC

Chattanooga, TN

12

Terry Lehmann

True Green Enterprises, Inc.

Boca Raton, FL

13

JoAnn Gilley

Overture Promotions, Inc.

Waukegan, IL

14

Merrilee Kick

BuzzBallz/Southern Champion, LLC

Carrollton, TX

15

Mary Zarafshar Heydarian

Advanced Computer Concepts

McLean, VA

16

Leslie Hollis

Tri-Chem Specialty Chemicals LLC

Troy, MI

17

Aisha Yang

Herbaland Naturals Inc.

Richmond, BC, Canada

18

Amy Nicolo

Speer Laboratories

Fort Lauderdale, FL

19

Donna Wivell Dorozinsky

Just in Time GCP

Warrington, PA

20

Katherine Latham

Talman Consultants, LLC

Chicago, IL

21

Jenny Zhu

Triangle Home Fashions | Lush Décor

East Brunswick, NJ

22

Sarah Valentini

radius financial group inc.

& radius insurance group inc.

Norwell, MA

23

Kristen Denzer

Tierra Encantada

Minneapolis, MN

24

Fran Dunaway and Naomi Gonzalez

TomboyX

Seattle, WA

25

Ranjini Poddar

Artech LLC

Morristown, NJ

26

Kara Trott

Quantum Health

Columbus, OH

27

Cathy Hayward-Hughes

Crystal Creek Logistics

Ferndale, WA

28

Phyllis W. Newhouse

Xtreme Solutions Inc

Atlanta, GA

29

Amanda Zuckerman and Karen Zuckerman

Dormify

New York, NY

30

Allie Magyar

Hubb

Vancouver, WA

31

Terry S. Weber

Biote Medical, LLC

Irving, TX

32

Megan Driscoll

EvolveMKD

New York, NY

33

Myla Ramos

SearchPros Solutions

Sacramento, CA

34

Janet Casey

Marketing Doctor, Inc.

Northampton, MA

35

Christine B. Meyer

Battaglia Associates, Inc.

New Castle, DE

36

Kristi Alford-Haarberg

E2 Optics LLC

Englewood, CO

37

Ann Ramakumaran

Ampcus Inc

Chantilly, VA

38

Catherine Lee

CJ Chemicals

Howell, MI

39

Melissa Cooper

Phoenix Development

Boston, MA

40

Donna Gibb

ProTask, Inc.

Great Falls, VA

41

Mardi Norman

Dynamic Systems, Inc.

El Segundo, CA

42

Giselle Bonzi

Washington Capital Partners

Falls Church, VA

43

Nataliya Anon

Svitla Systems Inc.

Corte Madera, CA

44

Elisabete Miranda

CQ fluency

Hackensack, NJ

45

Donna Long, Tamara Roadfuss, Holly Casto, and Kim Driver

GovSolutions, Inc.

Virginia Beach, VA

46

Gayathri Kher

fusionSpan, LLC

Rockville, MD

47

Shital Daftari

Saris and Things

Plainfield, IL

48

Prathiba Ramadoss

Business Integra Technology Solutions, Inc.

Bethesda, MD

49

Jacqueline A. Cleary

Atlas Data Systems LLC

Berkeley Heights, NJ

50

Jennifer Williams

Cuddle Clones

Louisville, KY

 

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