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Entrepreneurs’ Organization Houston (EO) Celebrates Four Members: Meg Toups, Jimmy Shah, Jeremy Jenson and Chris Pappas, Who Have Joined the 2019 Inc. 5,000 List of Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies in the U.S.

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Entrepreneurs’ Organization Houston (EO) is proud to announce the selection of four extraordinary members as they join Inc.’s annual guide to the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S.

  1. Blue Sky IT Partners founded by Meg Toups solves a business’s biggest technology challenges by delivering a wide range of custom-tailored solutions via 160 leading telecom carriers and a global network of 20,000 Smart Hands field technicians, Blue Sky can connect businesses with the right IT solutions, lower costs and give back critical IT resources. Ranked at #1983 with total 2018 revenue of $6.6M and 10 employees Blue Sky has seen a 202% growth over 3-years. (
  2. Amijag, founded by Jimmy Shah, is ranked #2404 with total 2018 revenue of $2.9M and 7 employees, Amijag has seen 166% growth over 3-years. The blingy jewelry store says customers say “uh oh.” when describing this unique retailer. (
  3. Forthea Interactive Marketing founded by Chris Pappas employs search, social media, e-mail, and design services to increase leads, brand visibility, and sales for its clients. Ranked #4409, Forthea boasts $7.9 Million in 2018 Revenue, and 35 employees experiencing 68% growth in the last 3-years. (
  4. Encore Search Partners, founded by Jeremy Jenson, is a rapidly-growing search firm in direct hire recruitment, focused on finding the right candidate for every Professional, Technical, & C-Level Executive position. Ranking #1109 with 2018 Revenue of $4.2 Million and 16 employees, Encore achieved a 377% 3-Year Growth. (

“We’re very proud to recognize the achievements of Meg, Jeremy, Jimmy and Chris,” says Mike Ecklund, President, EO Houston. And, we invite other talented entrepreneurs to learn and grow with us through our confidential monthly forum group meetings allowing members to freely share about their businesses and personal lives, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and global learning events.”

EO Houston is a nonprofit organization that helps entrepreneurs, founders and CEOs grow personally and professionally. The chapter represents 151 business owners with 4,356 employees and median Sales of $2.58M in the Houston area. EO Houston is part of the global organization with 13,000+ members, 4.1 million employees in 193 chapters worldwide across 60 countries and median Sales in the US of $5.0 million per year. To qualify for membership, EO requires potential applicants to be the owner, founder or majority stakeholder of a business earning at least $1 million in revenue each fiscal year.