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ABD is Named the #17 Fastest Growing Company in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times

SAN MATEO, CA – ABD Insurance & Financial Service, announced today that it has been ranked no. 17 by the San Francisco Business Times on the 23rd annual Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area list, an exclusive ranking of the region’s fastest growing private companies; one of the most important segments of the local economy.  To view the complete list visit:  This is ABD’s second year on the list.

The companies on this year’s list ranked between 59.5 percent and 3,342.3 percent growth. Companies are ranked by percentage of revenue growth increase between 2011 and 2013.  They were required to have at least $200,000 in revenue in 2011 and must be privately held and headquartered in the counties covered by the Business Times (San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Contra Costa & Marin), plus Palo Alto.   Honorees on this year’s list included companies such as Dolls Kill (#1), Intersect ENT (#2), AppDirect (#3), as well as, Guidespark, GoPro, Vino Vilo, Paxti’s Pizza, Zoosk, and Flynn Restaurant Group.  

"Being recognized as the 17th fastest growing company is quite an honor – and a big responsibility.  We are very familiar with helping companies grow – and we support our clients investing in world-class teams to help them grow personally, professionally, and financially.  We are up for that challenge as we grow the ABD Team!”  - Brian Hetherington, CEO and Co-Chairman, ABD Insurance & Financial Services.

“Our motto is to strive always to "be better."  Better for our clients. Better for our colleagues. Better for our community.  Our growth is a testament to the fact that each and every one of our exceptional colleagues has rallied around and delivered on this commitment always to be better.” – Kurt de Grosz, President and Co-Chairman, ABD Insurance & Financial Services.

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We are the ABD Team. Our 155 risk and reward advisors are dedicated to helping you understand the relationship between risks and rewards—so that you can strike the right balance to achieve your goals. We partner with organizations of all sizes to help them develop strategies and tactics that fit their unique culture, taking care of the details so that they can stay focused on building success.  

Headquartered in San Mateo, with offices in San Francisco, San Jose, and Walnut Creek, ABD has a history that spans over 75 years. Many of our risk and reward advisors have been recognized as the best and the brightest in the insurance and financial services industries. Our practice areas include Employee Benefits, Retirement Services, Property & Casualty, Executive Protection, Private Client Services, and more.  To learn more, visit:

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