People Suite

PeopleSuite based in Mooresville, North Carolina, has been named to the University of Georgia Alumni Association’s 2021 Bulldog 100, a list of the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. UGA received 429 nominations for the 2021 list. 

PeopleSuite Talent Solutions, founded by 1999 UGA graduate David Preston, is a talent search firm that believes recruiting is both a science and an art. The team at PeopleSuite executes contingency search differently than expected in the marketplace today. Staff work directly with client partners to understand the needs, skills required for success and the personal attributes that make new hires blend seamlessly into their organization's culture. 

The 2021 Bulldog 100 includes companies from over two dozen industries, including agriculture, construction, health care, nonprofits and software. Of the 100 businesses, 81 are located within the state of Georgia. In total, two countries, nine U.S. states, and the District of Columbia are represented in the 2021 Bulldog 100.

This year’s list does not reflect the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on businesses. Each year, Bulldog 100 applicants are measured by their business’ compounded annual growth rate during a three-year period. The 2021 Bulldog 100 list is based on submitted financial information for 2017-19. The Atlanta office of Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors, a Bulldog 100 partner since the program began in 2009, verified the information submitted by each company.

The UGA Alumni Association will host the annual Bulldog 100 Celebration virtually Feb. 11, 2021, to celebrate these alumni business leaders and count down the ranked list to ultimately reveal the No. 1 fastest-growing business.

“These alumni demonstrate the incredible value of a degree from UGA and we are committed to continuing the tradition of recognizing their achievements and connecting them with current students, who will become the next generation of entrepreneurs,” said Meredith Gurley Johnson, executive director of the UGA Alumni Association. “These leaders inspire us by bringing better solutions and building stronger communities, so we will ensure they are celebrated even as necessity requires this to be done virtually.”

To view the alphabetical list of businesses and to learn more about the Bulldog 100, see www.alumni.uga.edu/b100.