CIO Partners Founder Selected to Seminole 100
March 9, 2018 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - CIO Partners® Founder, H. Michael (Mike) Burgett was named to Florida State University's inaugurual Seminole 100 during a ceremony on March 3rd at FSU's University Center Club in Doak Campbell Stadium.
Presented by FSU, the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, the FSU Alumni Association and Inc. Magazine, the Seminole 100 recognized the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned by FSU alumni. Inc. Magazine, using the criteria they developed for their annual Inc. 5000 list, calculated each company’s compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) over the past three years to generate the ranking.
CIO Partners was ranked 29th with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 155%.
“The Seminole 100 is an important initiative that recognizes entrepreneurial excellence,” said Randy Blass, Executive Director of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. “It is open to companies founded or run by FSU alumni, and recognizes those who are achieving growth, innovating, and making a difference in their communities.”
To qualify for the Seminole 100, companies must have been in business for at least three years and generated revenue by March 3, 2013. Additionally, the business must be privately held, for profit, based in the U.S. and be owned or majority managed by an FSU alum.
Founded in 2001, CIO Partners (www.ciopartners.com) is a nationally recognized retained search firm with a niche practice assisting clients in hiring their top technology talent. The company has been recognized as five-time honoree and on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest growing privately-held companies and was recently recognized for a fifth year as a Best Place to Work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Prior to founding CIO Partners, Mike an FSU ‘90 alumnus, was the CIO for a $1 billion private Fortune 500 organization and previously served as a Technology Consultant for Electronic Data Systems.
“I am extremely honored to be recognized in this fashion by Florida State University,” offered Mike Burgett. “The school and its programs provided a strong foundation for my initial start as a technologist and eventual progression as an entrepreneur. Go Noles!”
About CIO Partners
CIO Partners is a nationally recognized retained search firm with a niche practice assisting our clients in hiring their top technology talent. Powered by an engagement model and talent strategy built by a former CIO, our company is uniquely positioned to provide access to the top 5% of technology candidates for our client partners. We have placed senior IT leaders – locally, nationally and globally – across a diverse range of industries and corporate sizes, from startups to Fortune 100 organizations. Founded in 2001, CIO Partners has been honored five times both on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest growing privately-held companies and as a Best Place to Work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. For more information about our firm, please go to and follow our LinkedIn page.