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Bersin & Associates Named to San Francisco Business Times’ List of Bay Area Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Oakland-based Bersin & Associates Wins Fast 100 Award Based on a Three-Year Compound Annual Revenue Growth Rate of more than 40%

Oakland, CA, October 31, 2011 – Bersin & Associates, the premier research and consulting firm empowering HR organizations to drive bottom-line impact, today announced that it was named to the San Francisco Business Times’ annual listing of the Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area. The companies on this year’s List were ranked by percentage growth increase between 2008 and 2010.

“Even as the economy continues to fluctuate, we’re addressing a massive need by delivering the world-class insights and tools to help organizations continuously create the right strategies at the right time for their most important business asset – their people,” said Josh Bersin, president and chief executive officer, Bersin & Associates. “The fact that a piece of Bersin & Associates research is downloaded every 50 second attests to the scalability of our business model – and our ability to help organizations get smart fast and jump-start results.”

To qualify for the Fast 100 ranking, businesses must be privately-held and based in one of the five Bay Area counties covered by the Business Times, including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties plus Palo Alto. Companies on this year’s List also were required to have a minimum of $200,000 revenue in the base year of 2008.

Bersin & Associates’ success is due in large part to the fact that it is the only firm that provides comprehensive research on best HR, talent and learning practices and the entire ecosystem of HR solution providers. With the largest database of benchmarks, best practices and case studies in the HR industry delivered on a highly scalable technology platform, the company offers its member organizations a wide range of education and decision-making tools to help them continuously improve their HR, leadership, and talent strategies. More than a million HR and Learning & Development professionals read Bersin & Associates research every month.

Ranking on the San Francisco Business Times List of the 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area is the latest in a series of 2011 honors for Bersin & Associates. Earlier this year, the firm was named to the fifth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. In addition, Bersin & Associates was named a 2011 Top Small Company Workplace winner by Inc. Magazine and Winning Workplaces.

Those interested in learning more about Bersin & Associates and its WhatWorks® membership may email info@bersin.com or call (510) 251-4400.

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About Bersin & Associates

Bersin & Associates empowers HR and learning organizations to drive bottom-line impact through world-class research and consulting. The company's WhatWorks® membership gives human resources, learning, and talent acquisition professionals the information and tools they need to drive change in their organizations as strategic business partners.

Bersin & Associates members use our insights and tools to benchmark themselves against best practices, design and implement programs across the HR and learning spectrum and select and implement systems. More than 5,000 organizations worldwide, including more than half of the Fortune 100, use Bersin & Associates research and consulting to guide their learning, talent, and human resources strategies.