Perforce Software Selected as Finalist in Sixth Annual BOLD Awards

Minnesota Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth recognizes Perforce Software for remarkable performance and accelerated growth in 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 20, 2018 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, is excited to announce that we have been chosen as a finalist in the Sixth Annual BOLD Awards, presented by the Minnesota Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG.) The BOLD Awards honor and highlight the innovative and inspirational organizations that make Minnesota great. The program celebrates the corporate leaders and teams that are behind successful mergers and acquisitions, financing and extraordinary strategies that led to sustainability, remarkable performance and/or accelerated growth in 2017.

Perforce Software, which is nominated for the Middle Market category, has experienced tremendous growth since moving the company’s headquarters from California to Minnesota two years ago and bringing Janet Dryer on board as CEO.

“The progress we’ve made is incredible – we completed three acquisitions, returned the company to growth, increased profitability, and built a market leading portfolio of development solutions,” said Dryer.

Dryer, who is well known for setting a positive company culture and rewarding her employees, doesn’t take sole responsibility for the company’s financial success. “It was everyone’s hard work over the last two years that made this possible, transforming the company into Perforce 2.0 and growing its value in the market,” said Dryer.

The BOLD Award would be the second award bestowed to the company since moving to Minneapolis.  In June 2017 Perforce was named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune.

Corporate leaders and teams representing the nominee finalists chosen from an original nominee group of 69 organizations will be attending the BOLD Awards on Tuesday, Feb. 27, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Muse in Minneapolis. This event is a vivid, high-energy BOLD celebration of the businesses that grow Minnesota. 

Each finalist is featured in a video vignette with interviews and testimonials showcasing their efforts and successes. The BOLD winners of each category will be announced during the program later in the evening. The BOLD-est of the BOLD Winner is chosen via a real-time, live audience vote. 

The 2018 Finalists in each category are as follows:

  • Early-Stage: Autonomous tractor Corporation, Foreverance, Roosevelt Energy
  • Large Corporate: Bell Bank, Kraus-Anderson, Restaurant Technologies
  • Middle Market: Bite Squad, Perforce Software, Ralco Agriculture
  • Non-Profit: Bunker Labs Minneapolis, Cookie Cart, Cornerstone
  • Small Corporate: Duke Cannon Supply Company, HED Cycling Products, Inspire Medical Systems

About Association for Corporate Growth

Founded in 1954, ACG has 57 chapters across the globe. The network consists of over 90,000 professionals. ACG Minnesota’s chapter began in 1966 and has nearly 500 members active in Minnesota’s vibrant, business community. ACG’s mission is to drive middle-market growth.

About Perforce

Enterprises across the globe rely on Perforce to build and deliver digital products faster and with higher quality. Perforce offers complete developer collaboration and agile project management tools to accelerate delivery cycles — from agile planning tools to requirements, issues and test management, which then link to all source code, binary assets and artifacts for full build and release tracking and visibility. The company’s version control solutions are well known for securely managing change across all digital content — source code, art files, video files, images, libraries — while supporting the developer and build tools your teams need to be productive, such as Git, Visual Studio, Jenkins, Adobe, Maya and many others. Perforce is trusted by the world’s most innovative brands, including NVIDIA, Pixar, Scania, Ubisoft, and VMware. The company has offices in Minneapolis, MN, Alameda, CA, Mason, OH, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Germany, and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit

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