Fifty-two firms were honored as the fastest-growing private companies last night at a dinner hosted by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The San Joaquin Partnership and San Joaquin County shared a sponsorship table featuring Michael David "Earthquake" Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel wines, which were presented to each of the honorees. Pictured ClikcMailMarektingCEO Marco Marinis Harry Mavrogenes, San Joaquin County chief deputy county administrator with
ClickMailMarketing CEO Marco Marin.
The San Mateo email marketing technology firm saw 80.1 percent growth from 2010 to 2012. Marin says the decision that most influenced his company's fast growth: Hiring the "A" player and his biggest mistake: Not firing fast enough. Marin's advice for other entrepreneurs: Listen to your gut.
Also honored last night was ECS Refining, one of the nation's