Walton High Schoolgraduate, Josh Needle, now of Alpharetta, GA, and owner of Needle Solutions, based in Norcross, GA, was recognized as the No. 18 fastest growing business owned or operated by a University of Georgia graduate during the 2014 Bulldog 100 Celebration on January 25 at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta.
Needle Solutions, founded by 1999 UGA alumnus Joshua Needle, specializes in wireless network design and deployment. Needle Solutions offers wireless expertise across all verticals and ensures that the technical solutions meet the exact needs of clients. Since its inception in 2009, the company has become known throughout the industry as a company that listens clearly to what customers need and does everything possible to achieve the goals and meet the needs of clients. Working with honesty and integrity is one of Mr. Needle’s life goals which is carried out in his business practices.
“Being part of the Bulldog 100 for the second year in a row illustrates the impact of how doing things right can make a meaningful impact in our community and establish our company as a leader in our industry,” Needle said.
The Bulldog 100, coordinated by the University of Georgia Alumni Association, recognizes the 100 fastest growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. To be considered for the list, each organization must have been in business for at least five years, experienced revenues in excess of $100,000 for the calendar year 2010, and be owned or operated by a former UGA student who owns at least 50 percent of the company or be the CEO, president or managing partner. The Bulldog 100 recognizes the fastest growing businesses regardless of size by focusing on a three-year compounded annual growth rate.
More than 800 nominations were received for the 2014 Bulldog 100. The class includes companies of all sizes, providing services and products in a variety of industries. Companies from all over the U.S. made the list this year. The 2014 Bulldog 100 Celebration recognized the 100 businesses and 139 alumni who lead those companies on January 25 at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta, with 1961 UGA graduate and hall of fame quarterback, Fran Tarkenton, as the keynote speaker.
To view the complete list of the 2014 Bulldog 100, photos from the event and 2015 sponsorship information, visit www.alumni.uga.edu/b100. The UGA Alumni Association supports the academic excellence, best interests and traditions of Georgia’s flagship university and its more than 280,000 alumni worldwide.
Josh Needle & his family are residents of Tuxford in Alpharetta, GA. For more information about Joshua Needle and Needle Solutions, please visit www.needlesolutions.com or call 404-793-7000.