Tableau Software Ranks Number 27 on the 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List Released by Puget Sound Business Journal

2011 Companies Honored and Rankings Announced

Publish Date: November 2, 2011 (All day)

SEATTLE, WA – Puget Sound Business Journal announced that Tableau Software ranked number 27 on the 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies list at an awards event at The Washington State Convention Center on Oct. 12. The event, which drew nearly 500 people, announced and honored all 100 companies on the list and revealed each company’s ranking. The 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies are listed, with select companies profiled, in a special publication of the Business Journal on Oct. 14.

The Fastest-Growing Private Companies program was launched 17 years ago by the Puget Sound Business Journal to identify and recognize companies speeding to the top of their industries. To be eligible, companies must: be privately held and headquartered in Washington; have at least $500,000 in net revenue in 2008; show an overall growth from 2008 to 2010 fiscal years; and agree to have their net operating revenues with Puget Sound Business Journal.

"The companies that make this list are, by definition, among the most dynamic in our region," said Business Journal Publisher Gordon Prouty. "Especially this year, they have beaten the odds imposed by the Great Recession, making membership on this elite list all the more impressive. These companies are showing all of us what qualities it takes to grow in challenging times."

Tableau Software has been ranked by industry analyst firm Gartner as the world’s faster growing business intelligence company. Last year, the company posted 113.5 percent year over year growth and is on pace for nearly 100 percent growth again this year. Tableau has hired more than 150 people so far this year and currently has nearly 70 job openings.

“We are humbled to be included on a list with so many other wildly successful and influential companies in the state,” said Christian Chabot, CEO and co-founder of Tableau Software. “We build business intelligence software that saves people time and money while making their jobs easier and more fun. It’s a formula that works in most economic times – but especially now.”

The 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies program is presented by the Puget Sound Business Journal and sponsored by Lane Powell, Robert Half International, BDO, Comcast Business Class, and Sound Mental Health.

About Tableau Software
Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Ranked by Gartner in 2011 as the world’s fastest growing business intelligence company, Tableau helps anyone quickly and easily analyze, visualize and share information. More than 6,500 customers across most industries get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. Tens of thousands of people use Tableau to share data in their blogs and websites. See how Tableau can help you by downloading the free trial at

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