Portland Business Journal names Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies

PORTLAND, Ore. (Aug. 2, 2007) — XPLANE, a global consulting and design firm that drives results through visual communications, has been named the 37th fastest growing privately held company in Oregon by the Portland Business Journal.

To qualify for the poll, companies were required to be Portland-based, independent, privately held and illustrate growth during the past three years with revenues of at least $500,000 in 2004. XPLANE achieved 125.92 percent growth over the last three years, with domestic revenues increasing from over $1 million in 2004 to more than $3 million in 2006.

XPLANE was founded in 1993 by CEO Dave Gray with $10,000 in startup capital. Today the company operates on a global scale, with 51 employees worldwide and serves 35 of the FORTUNE 500, including Microsoft, Intel, Intercontinental Hotels Group and Autodesk.

“This is an extremely exciting time for our company and we are energized by the growth taking place at XPLANE,†said Aric Wood, president of XPLANE. “Being recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in Oregon is a great honor, and we’re thankful that our customers have rewarded the creative work of our team with such loyalty.â€


Founded in 1993, XPLANE drives results for many of the world’s leading corporations by turning complex business issues into visual stories. XPLANE’s multidisciplinary methodology is focused around information-driven communication and visual thinking. XPLANE team members offer clients unique and personalized service through diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, including journalism, consulting, technology, marketing, illustration, interaction and information design and architecture. XPLANE is based in Portland, Ore. with additional offices in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. For more information about XPLANE, visit www.xplane.com or call (866) 750-6467.

For more information contact:

  • Parker Lee
  • 503 467 7756
  • plee@xplane.com