About USF Fast 56 Award
Tampa, FL – KirkpatrickPrice’s Founder and President, Joseph Kirkpatrick, was awarded the University of South Florida’s prestigious Fast 56 Award. The award recognizes and celebrates the world’s fastest growing USF Bull-owned or Bull-led businesses and is bestowed upon alumni who meet the following criteria:
- The business must have been in operation for a minimum of 36 months.
- The business must have verifiable revenues of at least $100,000 in each of the first two reporting periods and $250,000 for the most recent 12-month period.
- The business must be owned or operated by a former USF student who is either the owner, a chief executive officer, or a managing partner.
The Fast 56 Award not only celebrates the success of USF alumni, but also provides an opportunity for alumni to pass lessons they have learned to new Bull entrepreneurs.
In 2006, Joseph recognized a need in the information security industry. Using his entrepreneurial spirit, he created a firm specializing in thorough and efficient multi-audit delivery, which was founded on innovation and integrity. Over the course of 12 years, KirkpatrickPrice has grown exponentially and continues to build positive relationships with clients while delivering quality audits. Receiving the USF Fast 56 Award underscores Joseph’s dedication to leading his employees to uphold the company’s central mission to educate, empower, and inspire clients to greater levels of assurance by partnering with them to achieve challenging compliance goals. By utilizing the knowledge gained from his time at USF in conjunction with his 25 years of experience in the information technology industry, Joseph continues to develop KirkpatrickPrice’s trailblazing initiatives in information security audit delivery and ethical hacking.