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Posted on January 19, 2016 by

Preparis’ 2015 Year in Review: A CEO’s Perspective  

PreparisAs a determined entrepreneur, you never know how successful a company will be until you take the leap of faith to just start it. That’s part of the fun and working hard to make customers successful along with having a great team behind you, sets the table for success.

2015 was an awesome year for Preparis.  Not only did we grow our business significantly with some terrific, new customers (you all know who you are!), we also did a lot of listening and added new features and services that customers wanted.

Here are some of Preparis’ accomplishments I’m proud of from 2015:

  • We helped our customers make it through thousands of events and disruptions
  • We doubled year over year sales
  • We had a 105% customer retention rate
  • We emerged as a leader in the financial services market, growing 40%
  • We added new product features and services focusing on cybersecurity
  • We significantly reduced the time it takes to implement a new customer from 90 days to 15 days
  • The majority of our new hires came through referrals from Preparis employees, representing a fantastic culture

What I’m most proud of, is the incredible feedback we receive each day from our customers.  From the way Preparis makes business continuity and cybersecurity easy, to feedback on how much they like working with a Preparis team member, our customers are constantly reminding us what a great team we have. In a year where new threats and risks emerged, our mission has never been more important.  With great customers and a fantastic team of colleagues, anything will be possible in 2016.

To see why our customers trust us for their business continuity, cybersecurity, and life safety needs, please visit our website.

About Armistead Whitney

As CEO, Armistead leads the strategic direction for Preparis with a passion for implementing innovative sales, marketing and partnership models in industries ripe for change. He has over 20 years of experience leading software, web services and digital media companies at organizations including iXL, Sekani and Nexedia which includes raising over $50 million in venture capital and a successful IPO. He was inspired to start Preparis following his experiences in New York City during 9/11 where he saw firsthand the inability for companies to protect their people, operations, revenue and brand during a crisis event. Armistead holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Georgia and has been featured in numerous media outlets including CNN, ABC News, NBC, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences around the world.

Business Continuity Resources

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