Compound growth Featured

8:00pm EDT June 25, 2007

Not many technology professionals would have started an IT consultancy in the immediate aftermath of the tech wreck, but Chris Dalton says it was the perfect moment.

“I had seen enough examples of what didn’t work and knew that if we put together the right kind of consultancy based on what defunct dotcom firms had not done, we couldn’t lose,” says Dalton.

Five years later, with a compound annual growth rate of 70 percent and an organically grown employee base of more than 200, Dalton has proven his doubters wrong.

Acquity Group has thrived in a highly competitive arena where 90 percent of all businesses fail, all without taking a cent of venture capital money.

He focuses on going head-to-head with the largest competitors, creating and implementing solutions that satisfy market demand.

As a result, the company has built an impressive client list that includes companies such as American Express, McDonald’s, JPMorgan, Johnson Controls and General Motors.

Dalton says that service excellence is a key part of the company’s success. He encourages his teams to deliver projects in a quality-oriented way so that the momentum of growth doesn’t take away from quality.

One of the more innovative products the company has created is Commerce OnDemand, a hosted solution that allows clients to offload technical aspects of running a world-class store-front and enables them to focus on what they do best — marketing their products.

HOW TO REACH: Acquity Group, www.acquitygroup.com or (312) 427-2130