ESX, Inc. Ranks as the Number 10 Company on The Houston 100ESX, Inc. showed a 1076 percent growth in sales from 1999 to 2001. The Houston 100 profiles Houston's fastest-growing businesses based on sales over a three-year period. It is an annual program of the University of Houston Small Business Development Center and is underwritten by Southwestern Bell, the Greater Houston Partnership, and the Houston Business Journal.
"ESX, Inc. is very proud to be honored as a Houston 100 company," says Les Schlain, president and CEO. "Over the last three years, the company has had many hurdles to overcome, and receiving this award provides us with some public recognition that we have done a good job."
Founded in 1995 by Schlain, Steve Spar and Mark Conroy, ESX, Inc. has its roots in biomedical engineering. Originally, ESX, Inc.'s staff consisted of the core technical team of a biomedical venture backed company that Schlain and Spar founded while working towards their Masters degrees in biomedical engineering at Texas A&M University.
Over the last year, the company has successfully introduced its xCatalyst Platform. The xCatalyst Platform is an integrated web environment that enables organizations and companies to create, deploy and manage data-driven websites. "Our xCatalyst Platform addresses the needs of many organizations that are looking at their second-generation website operations. There is a genuine need for these organizations to lower costs and streamline web operations by distributing management of their web operations to personnel in the business units that create the information and distribute information" says Dan Rogas, vice president of sales and marketing. "xCatalyst gives mid-sized organizations a sophisticated solution that eliminates bottlenecks and provides true savings to organizations that adopt it." As an application service provider, ESX, Inc. has concentrated on universities and non-profits such as the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University's School of Continuing Education, and the Texas Coastal Conservation Association.
Contact: Dan Rogas, VP sales and marketing,
Our rave reviews:
"ESX, Inc.'s customer service is incredible - when we need something, we don't need it a month from now - we need it now. And we get it. Improvements are made immediately; they are open to new ideas, move quickly, and have unbelievable response time."
American Business Media
"ESX, Inc. took the time to understand what our needs were. The final thing that sold me were the glowing client references. They were just spectacular!"
"ESX, Inc., with its renowned expertise in serving education and non-profit communities, offered HACU the software and support to better, and most cost-efficiently serve our fast-growing community of members and partners."
Senior Vice President and COO
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
American Business Media
"The do-it-yourself function of the Website Management System definitely has made it easier to make immediate changes to our website, that would have taken several days to be completed by a webmaster."
The International Air Cargo Association
"The greatest asset of Association Catalyst is the promise of customization and flexibility. ESX promised the resources, both human and intellectually, that made our decision an easy one. And, they delivered on their promise."
North Carolina Dental Society