Milford, MA – 5/13/13- Atlas Travel is once again distinguished as one of the “50 Fastest-Growing Women-Led Companies” in North America, as company President and CEO Elaine Osgood has been listed on the prestigious ranking for the fourth straight year by the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO). Osgood placed 32nd on the annual list, which honors businesses that are led by women and generated a combined revenue of $3.2 billion in 2012.
“I feel honored to be in the company of such dynamic women business leaders,” said Osgood, who launched her company in 1986 with personal savings and a small business loan. “It is wonderful to be recognized for the hard work the entire team at Atlas Travel continuously puts forth. Our strategy has been to offer our clients better value, innovative technology and consultative expertise to answer their need for easier travel and better management. This approach has been embraced by a long list of businesses and vacation travelers across the country.”
In order to make the WPO listing, a company must be privately held, women-owned or led, operating in North America and have reached two benchmarks: at least $500,000 in revenue by 2007 and $2 million in revenue by 2012. Companies are then ranked according to the WPO’s sales growth formula that combines percentage and absolute growth.
According to Osgood, Atlas Travel was in a transitional year in 2012, investing in key management personnel to drive the vision for growth and expansion that she outlined in 2011, as the company celebrated its 25th year in business. A seasoned COO and CFO joined the company, as well as additional business development and travel program management professionals who are introducing the Atlas Travel brand outside of New England, with new offices in New York, the Mid- and Lower- Atlantic region and the Midwest.
“Growth is important, however we are working hard not to lose our culture of personal empowerment and passion as we grow,” said Osgood. “We continue to combine an expanding in-house network of travel agents in virtual offices across all North American time zones with a core leadership group at our headquarters in Massachusetts. We leverage technology and continuous training to make employees feel they are a part of a team that does important work and is guided by key values.”
In the past month, Osgood has pulled Atlas Travel and her technology company, Prime Numbers Technology, under the Atlas Travel & Technology Group umbrella. Both companies are travel industry leaders launching new products and services over the coming months. She cites the success stories of travel management companies and travel technology supplier/vendor relationships including Sabre and Travelocity or ITA and Google as a model for where she will take Atlas Travel & Technology Group in the future.
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