Dealer.com,Dealer.com (www.dealer.com(link is external)), the global leader in online marketing solutions for auto dealers, today announced that it ranked number 150 on the 2010 Technology Fast 500(TM), Deloitte’s ranking of 500 of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth during the period from 2005-2009. Dealer.com grew 678 percent during this period.Dealer.com’s CEO, Mark Bonfigli, credits innovative technology and a unique culture with the company’s rapid growth over the past five years. He said:”We are pleased to again be ranked highly in this prestigious competition – and to have improved our ranking in each of the last three years. To a large extent, this success reflects our technical expertise and ability to provide dealers, OEMs and digital media companies with innovative solutions that help them sell more cars and increase their efficiency and profitability. But just as important is our unique culture emphasizing responsibility for the health, well-being and career development of our employees, which attracts highly motivated people who want to work hard and make a difference in the industry and the world around them.””Dealer.com and the other 2010 Technology Fast 500(TM) winners forged ahead in a challenging economic environment to realize exceptional growth,” said Phil Asmundson, vice chairman and Deloitte’s U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “Deloitte commends Dealer.com for this impressive accomplishment.””Dealer.com has proved itself to be one of the fastest growing tech companies in North America, and we are proud to honor them as one of the 2010 Technology Fast 500(TM),” said Mark Jensen, managing partner, venture capital services, Deloitte & Touche LLP.Dealer.com previously ranked number 214 as a Technology Fast 500(TM) award winner for 2009, and was ranked number 236 in 2008.For additional detail on the Technology Fast 500(TM) including selection and qualifying criteria, visit www.fast500.com(link is external).About Dealer.com (www.dealer.com(link is external))Dealer.com is the global leader in online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, providing award winning e-marketing solutions to OEMs, auto dealers and media companies. The company’s innovative websites and integrated online tools significantly lower the cost of customer acquisition, enhancing dealers’ efficiency and profitability. More dealerships use the Dealer.com platform than any other platform in the world.Recent national and international accolades include: Inc. magazine’s 2010 Top Small Company Workplaces and Inc. 5000, The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, top ranking in The Net PromoterÃ ® Score Survey of customer satisfaction, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and the Web Marketing Association’s Automobile Standard of Excellence. In addition, Dealer.com was the 2009 Top Rated Website Provider on DrivingSales.com, and won the 2010 Dealers’ Choice Diamond Award for Best Website Solution and the 2009 Most Comprehensive Search Marketing Platform Award from the Automotive Search Marketing Association. For more information visit: http://www.dealer.com/promo/look-inside.htm(link is external).About DeloitteAs used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about(link is external) for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.Source: dealer.com. BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ —
They are gone, though, and it’s up to a new group of starters to take charge, though, as Corley pointed out, many of them were on the roster a season ago and learned plenty from their elders about what it takes to compete and win.Anthony Dattellas has taken over at quarterback, replacing Tyler Cook. Dattellas is already a proven varsity athlete, having helped WG’s boys lacrosse team reach the 2018 state Class A final before starting at safety for the football Wildcats during the fall.Now Dattellas is under center, and is ready for it. “He provides tremendous leadership,” said Corley. “He’s the guy firing players up, controlling the huddle and playing in space. He has a great presence.”To Dattellas himself, the secret of leadership is simple. “I play for the name on the jersey, not the number,” he said.What helps is having junior Exavier Brumfield back at tailback. WG’s top rusher a season ago, Brumfield is expected to have plenty of carries this fall, and will have to prove his durability to go with the knack of breaking off big runs at any time.When Dattellas throws the ball, he’ll often look for John Benson, who leads the Wildcats’ group of receivers. A starter on last winter’s state Class AA championship basketball team, Benson will draw lots of defensive attention, which should open things up for Nick Louise or other receivers.But the prime challenge for WG is replacing every starter on both front lines.On the offensive front, James Plunkett, Mike White, Jake Thomson, Mumin Hussein and Shawn Sakran all graduated. It’s up to tackles Majd Almlaiti and Peter Dwynell, guards Jack Hickey and Ahmir Gambino, and center Ryan Kot to step up right away.Similarly, not having the likes of Areece Appleton and Cole Wade on the defensive line puts a lot on a new set of starters there, though Benson is likely to lead the group.It’s a bit more settled at linebacker, where seniors Malin White and Dan Becker return. White said that the off-season was a productive one for his team, pointing out that 30 to 40 returning players were at weight-room sessions on a regular basis.Even with his full-time quarterback duties, Dattellas will remain a starting safety, joined by Muhanad Hussein, while at cornerback the rotation should include Kevin Grobsmith, Jaiden Montalvo and Jack Sakran.And no team in Section III might have a better kicker than Riley Small. He’s a threat any time the Wildcats get inside an opponent’s 30-yard line, with a career long of 44 yards and an ability to perhaps split the uprights from further back.WG remains in the tough Class AA-2 division, meaning that its path runs through, among others, C-NS, Fayetteville-Manlius and Baldwinsville. What’s more, the Wildcats have just three home games, including the Sept. 13 home opener against Corcoran.Corley said that the current players, having seen what their predecessors do in bringing WG’s program out of the basement, are bent on carving out their own winning legacy. Dattellas agreed.“When we play with high intensity, I don’t know if anyone can beat us,” he said. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: footballWest Genesee A remarkable building project took the West Genesee football team from zero wins in 2016 to an appearance in the Section III Class AA championship game just two years later.Now, the task repeats itself.When the Wildcats take the field Sept. 7 in its season opener at Horseheads, it will do so with 20 new starters. Most of the senior class that revived WG’s program has moved on, leaving it to their successors to maintain that high standard of performance. Head coach Joe Corley said that the bond formed by those players in their youth football days built up to 2018 and keyed that trip to the sectional final.“They were a family from a very young age,” said Corley. “We were so blessed to have it peak when it did (last year).”Not even a defeat to Cicero-North Syracuse could dim what they had accomplished. To put a perspective on how good this group was, 12 different graduating seniors are now on various college football rosters this fall. Not even the 2007 state championship team could match that feat.