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Cleveland’s Own TPI Efficiency Consulting Named to Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in U.

TPI, an outsource procurement firm focused on energy solutions, Ranks No. 691 on the Inc. 5000 list for 2016… Named Among Top 4 companies in Cleveland and Top 18 in Ohio with three-year sales growth of 570%

CLEVELAND, August 17, 2016 -- Inc. Magazine today ranked TPI Efficiency No. 691 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. TPI was named top 4 in Cleveland and top 18 overall in Ohio companies.

The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, GoPro, Timberland , Clif Bar, Patagonia, Oracle, and many other well-known brands gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.

“Earning a place on the Inc. 5000 list is both humbling and gratifying,” said Roger Zona, president & founder of TPI Efficiency. “Cleveland has been an ideal place to start and grow a business and rapid growth is validation that smart business leaders in organizations of all sizes, value the expertise and guidance that TPI Efficiency provides.

"We are especially proud that, through our Total Procurement Intelligence Process ™, we’ve helped clients save tens of millions on operational expenses related to electricity, natural gas, and LED lighting alone In turn, we have helped them grow their businesses, hire hundreds of people and impact their local communities.”

TPI Efficiency works with organizations nationwide to achieve financial savings and operating efficiency through a robust portfolio of services. With 100+ years of experience in outsourced procurement, the TPI Efficiency team has developed a system, the Total Procurement Intelligence Process, dedicated to vetting supplier quality and competitiveness.

“TPI Efficiency will utilize this win to increase our visibility and assist even more businesses in the communities we service. We will also continue to develop the technologies and processes that are already saving our clients millions of dollars every year.

TPI delivers custom solutions for clients in services from energy and LED lighting, to telecommunications, waste management, credit card services and more. Energy partners include AEP, Direct Energy, First Energy Solutions, and Constellation, among others.

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 18 through 20, 2016 in San Antonio, TX. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as Weili Dai of Marvell Technology Group, author, motivational speaker and businessman, Tony Robbins, and more.

Helping the surrounding community and putting people first are values that have helped lead to TPI’s success.

“Our people have always been our best asset, and in order to continuing growing our business, we want to continue attracting smart, passionate and client focused individuals,” says Zona.


More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000


The 2015 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2014. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2011 is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

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The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

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