Global Safety Management was named to the University of Florida’s 2017 Gator100 during a ceremony Feb. 10 at UF’s J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.
Sponsored by the UF Alumni Association, in partnership with the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, the Gator100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UF alumni. Ernst & Young calculated each company’s compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) over the past three years to generate the ranking.
Global Safety Management was ranked 23rd with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 66.25%.
Global Safety Management (GSM) is a Saas-based compliance company that is fundamentally changing the way companies handle chemical and product safety information. A Consumers’ Choice Award winner for 3 years running, GSM is a leader in providing solutions for safety data sheet authoring, management and translation services. With over a decade of experience helping manufacturers, distributors and end users stay compliant, GSM takes over the burden of safety data sheet regulatory compliance so their clients can focus on their core business.
“The Gator100 is a campus-wide initiative that recognizes the entrepreneurial spirit entrenched in the university,” said Timothy Walsh, the Executive Director of the UF Alumni Association and Assistant Vice President of Alumni Affairs. “UF Alumni have created and guided some of the most innovative and profitable businesses in the nation and world. The Gator100 celebrates the very best of our Gator Entrepreneurs.”
Among other qualifications, to qualify for the Gator100, companies must have been in business for five years or more as of Oct. 1, 2016. Additionally, a UF alumnus or alumna must have met one of the following leadership criteria:
- Owned 50 percent or more of the company from Jan. 1, 2013, through Oct. 1, 2016; or
- Served as company’s chief executive from Jan. 1, 2013, through Oct. 1, 2016; or Founded the company and been active as a member of the most senior management team from Jan. 1, 2013, through Oct. 1, 2016.
Julia MacGregor, President and CEO of GSM received her MBA from the University of Florida. She has over 15 years of experience in the regulatory compliance industry, with a focus on material safety and global compliance through technology. Julia became Global Safety Management’s Chief Executive Officer at the end of 2011.
View the full list of Gator100 honorees and full qualification criteria at http://gator100.ufl.edu/