Pythian Named One of Canada’s Fastest-Growing and Profitable Companies

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The Pythian Group, Inc., a leading provider of remote database infrastructure services, is pleased to announce its selection as one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies. Measured against a running five-year revenue growth, Pythian is listed in the NEXT 100, making it one the top 200 companies overall in the 22nd annual PROFIT 100 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by PROFIT Magazine.

“We are ecstatic to have our organization achieve the a position on the Profit 100, Next 100 list” said Andrew Waitman, Pythian’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our revenue growth is a true testament to our talented team of industry experts and the hours of hard work we put in for our clients.”

Paul Vallee, Pythian’s Founder and Executive Chairman attributes the success to the company’s unique, flexible outsourcing engagement model. “The world is different today. Rapid economic changes brought about by global economic forces require businesses to be agile, and able to rapidly respond to increases or decreases in demand. Service provider models must also adapt to the needs and demands of today’s customer.”

Over 120 companies globally rely on Pythian as their trusted services partner to plan, deploy, and manage their complex database infrastructures, and for its expertise in Oracle, Oracle Applications, MySQL and SQL Server. The company provides database, systems administration and emergency response services for projects of any scale, to partners and clients, ranging from midsize businesses to the Global 2000, across key verticals such as online media, telecommunications, finance, and healthcare. Its flexible, month-to-month utility-style billing model has proven to be a cost-effective approach to managing databases; many of which are mission critical to these organizations.

Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the PROFIT 100 profiles the country’s most successful growth companies. Published in the June issue of PROFIT and online at, the PROFIT 100 is Canada’s largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement.

“Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies are the poster children for entrepreneurship, innovation and pure tenacity,” says Ian Portsmouth, editor of PROFIT. “They demonstrate what it takes to succeed in today’s highly competitive, technology-driven global economy.”

About Pythian
Pythian is a trusted global database and application infrastructure services company for Oracle, MySQL and SQL Server. Since 1997, companies have entrusted Pythian to keep their database infrastructures running efficiently while assisting organizations in strategically aligning their IT with business goals. Pythian’s unparalleled DBA skills, mature methodologies, best practices and tools enable clients to do more with fewer resources. Pythian’s corporate headquarters is in Ottawa Canada, with offices worldwide. To find out more visit

About PROFIT Magazine:
PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 28 years, Canadian entrepreneurs and senior manag¬ers across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generat¬ing positive economic and social change. Visit PROFIT online at

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VP Business Development
Vanessa is an experienced business development professional with over 15 years’ experience in all aspects of the business development and marketing disciplines. She brings endless energy, drive, and a results-oriented approach to creating Pythian’s strategic partnerships and business initiatives. In her spare time, Vanessa pursues her passion for great food, wine, and artisan cheeses as an accredited Cheese Sommelier and Cordon Bleu-trained chef. Her weekly Friday afternoon cheese tastings at Pythian’s Ottawa office aren’t to be missed!

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