Recognizing the Fastest Growing Aggie-Owned or Managed Companies
COLLEGE STATION, TX. (Friday, October 26, 2012) – Texas A&M University recognized JB Knowledge Technologies, Inc., makers of SmartBidNet and SmartCompliance, of Bryan, TX as a member of the 2012 Aggie 100 honoring the fastest-growing companies in the world, owned or operated by Texas A&M University former students. JBKnowledge was ranked 60th with a compound annual growth rate of 41.97% from 2009 through 2011. The Aggie 100, a program created by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship in Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School, honors graduates from across disciplines for their success as business leaders and entrepreneurial endeavors.
JBKnowledge was started in 2001 by then Corps Staff member and Mays Business School senior James M. Benham in partnership with his father, James T “Jim” Benham. JBKnowledge has provided custom information technology services for small to large firms in the construction and risk management industries ever since, and established two web-based software products, SmartBidNet and SmartCompliance. SmartBidNet is a leading construction bid invitation software in the commercial building industry while SmartCompliance provides certificate of insurance management technology to risk managers across all industries.
“We’re incredibly proud to accept our fifth Aggie 100 award this year. I had no idea how far this company would go when I started it in my corps dorm room, but I knew we had a great business model and some incredible people to pioneer it for our clients. I’m proud to represent the application of the incredible education Texas A&M can provide,” stated JBKnowledge President James M. Benham.
The 100 Aggie-owned or managed companies with the highest annual revenue growth were recognized at a formal luncheon in the Zone Club on the Texas A&M University campus, Friday, October 26, 2012. More than 650 honorees, families, employees, faculty, administrators, and well-wishers were in attendance to celebrate their success.
“Aggies have paved roads to success across industries and business sectors, as well as across generations,” said Dr. Richard H. Lester, Executive Director of the Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship. “Aggie leaders have proven time and time again that even in tough economic times, solid business ideas, tenacity and hard work pay off.”
The Aggie 100 list in its entirety may be viewed at www.aggie100.com.