The Fastest Growing Firms, 2015: BlueLine Associates


BlueLine Associates

Rank: #17
Revenue Growth: 168%

Established in 2009, BlueLine Associates utilizes its vast experience in business and IT operations to provide Business Process Management services to fundamentally transform people, processes and technology. “We partner with our clients to help them succeed through: business process transformation, creation of best-in-class data/information management strategies, systems and organizations and implementation and optimization of technology,” says Rob Blanchette, a Partner at BlueLine Associates. “We believe in a data-driven approach to problem solving; executed through unparalleled hard work, commitment, and passion for perfection. We differentiate ourselves from our competition by truly partnering with our clients from strategy through implementation and by providing significant value in the form of ROI.” With 168 percent growth, BlueLine comes in at No. 17 on the Fastest Growing Firms list. Blanchette sat down with Consulting to discuss the firm’s performance.

Consulting: What were the main factors that contributed to your exceptional growth rate?

Blanchette: Most of our growth is due to our delivery of ROI to our clients. More than ninety percent of our projects have a three to four-times ROI within the first 12 months after implementation, and often our clients reinvest the savings back into BlueLine for additional projects. We have built a reputation of being a firm that is fully-committed to exceeding our clients’ goals and expectations. Our clients trust that when they bring us on a project, we are going to get the job done.


Consulting: How is 2015 shaping up for your firm?

Blanchette: 2015 has been a fantastic year for us! We have grown our customer base more this year than ever before, as well as relocated our headquarters to a larger space in Cary, North Carolina.


Consulting: How would you describe your firm’s outlook for 2016? Where do you see the most opportunities?

Blanchette: We see a lot of opportunity in insurance as well as in pharmaceutical/ healthcare. However, opportunities are truly endless seeing that we can apply our proven business process improvement methodologies to any project, for any client, in any industry, around the globe. The largest opportunity for us will be to expand our services into complementary areas, such as Development.


Consulting: What do you see as the biggest challenges for your firm in 2016?

Blanchette: We are always cognizant of growing strategically, so we want to continue our practice of hiring the right talent while keeping our focus on delivering exceptional value to our clients and maintaining our small firm culture.

Consulting: What does being named one of Consulting’s Fastest Growing Firms mean to your firm, your employees and your clients?

Blanchette: It is an honor to have been named to Consulting’s Fastest Growing Firms list. We would not be here without our exceptionally talented and dedicated team, so it is a testament to them and their hard work. As for our clients, I believe it reaffirms what they already know about us… we are a talented group that is not comfortable with the status quo. Our goal is to continue to move up this list and we will not rest until we reach our goal.

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