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37. Navigator Management Partners
37. Navigator Management Partners
2010 Revenues: $13.7 million
5-year Annual Growth Rate: 36%

David Schoettmer
Location: Columbus, OH

About the business:
Navigator Management Partners, founded in 2001 in Columbus, Ohio, is a regional consultancy that serves clients around the area. Founded by CEO Dave Schoettmer, a former Accenture consultant, the company now staffs 70 employees and has won numerous awards for employee satisfaction and the company's growth. Excelling not only in private industry but also in the public sphere, Navigator can boast that over a third of its employees serve on the board of a nonprofit.

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) defines inner cities as core urban areas with higher unemployment and poverty rates and lower median incomes than their surrounding metropolitan statistical areas. For the 2012 list, ICIC received more than 2,000 solicited nominations using its database of small businesses and through the support of its nominating partners, including the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Staples, New York City Department of Small Business Services, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Companies were ranked by compound annual growth rate (CAGR) based on their revenue over the five-year period between 2006 and 2010, the last year for which complete data was available. This list was audited by the independent accounting firm of Rucci Bardaro and Barrett, PC.
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