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Jackrabbit is One of North Carolina’s 100 Largest Privately Held Companies

Jackrabbit Technologies Earns Ranking on Grant Thornton’s 2015 North Carolina 100®  

CHARLOTTE, NC – November 11, 2015 – Jackrabbit Technologies, leading provider of online class  management software for children’s activity centers, including gymnastics and cheer gyms, dance studios, child care centers, music schools, swim schools and businesses offering combinations of these activities, has been recognized as one North Carolina’s largest private-held businesses in the 2015 Grant Thornton North Carolina 100®. Earning a ranking of #99 shows that Jackrabbit shares traits common among the other 99 noted companies of innovation, expansion, talent, culture and agility and that its leaders understand how to steer a successful company.

“We are proud of this honor for many reasons but one is because the five traits common across our co-honorees are  among the traits that we are intensely conscious of nurturing,” said Mark Mahoney, Jackrabbit’s president and cofounder. “We remain focused on providing the best possible services to our customers and that focus has delivered growth across all of the market sectors that we serve.”

Jackrabbit Technologies continues to grow as its online class management software is adopted by more and more clients in the eight global market sectors it serves. Jackrabbit’s local, regional and national recognition for its leadership and innovation is testament to the commitment it has to its clients, employees and partners.

[The list is compiled by Grant Thornton LLP, a Chicago-based company with 57 offices across the country. “We started the North Carolina 100 program 31 years ago because we believe that North Carolina’s private companies are one of the great untold success stories of this fast-growing economy,” says CEO Mike McGuire, who helped develop the initial ranking as an accountant in Charlotte in 1984. “They deserve more recognition for all their contributions to our state and our people.”

View the full 2015 Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® list.

About the Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® Awards

Since 1984, the Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® (NC100) has ranked the state’s largest private companies. Inclusion in the NC100 is voluntary, and rankings are based on revenue in the most recent fiscal year. To be considered, companies must be headquartered in North Carolina, may not be a subsidiary of another company and cannot have publicly traded stock. Nonprofit, financial-services and health-care companies are excluded from the ranking, however, companies owned by private equity are allowed.

This exclusive award identifies and celebrates the successes of dynamic privately-held businesses that have unlocked their potential for growth. Nominations for the award were received between August 17 and September 15. Survey results are published in the October issue of Business North Carolina magazine. For more information, visit

About Grant Thornton LLP

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. In the United States, Grant Thornton has revenue in excess of $1.3 billion and operates 57 offices with more than 500 partners and 6,000 employees. Grant Thornton works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions and civic and religious organizations. 

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