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Global Relay Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2013

BC Cloud Technology Company Achieves the Extraordinary – Winner of the Best Managed Award and Ranked in Deloitte Fast 50

Vancouver, Canada – WEBWIRE

We would not be named a Best Managed Company without the hard work and creativity of the employees who have helped build Global Relay over the past fifteen years.

Global Relay is proud to be named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2013. Canada’s Best Managed Companies is a national awards program recognizing Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Global Relay has succeeded in growing a strong Canadian technology company through an exceptional team, a focused strategy, and a strong entrepreneurial culture that emphasizes collaboration, innovation and employee engagement.

Global Relay’s recognition in the Best Managed program comes on the heels of a string of business awards in 2013, including being ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for the third straight year. To earn spots in both the Best Managed and Deloitte Fast 50 programs simultaneously is a rare achievement – it entails maintaining strong business foundations and culture through periods of rapid growth.

“We’re thrilled to see Global Relay and their entire team recognized as both a Best Managed and Technology Fast 50 company in 2013,” said Kari Lockhart, Best Managed Companies Program Coach and BC Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry Leader with Deloitte. “Receiving these two awards in the same year makes them truly unique. They are one of just a small handful of technology companies that have been recognized in both programs in the same year. The Fast 50 list names Canada’s fastest growing technology companies based on percentage revenue growth over a period of five years. In 2013, Global Relay was ranked number 21 on the list with 354% growth. By working with them as part of the Best Managed program I personally have learned what an amazing company they are and I look forward to working with them more in the future.”
Global Relay is the leading provider of cloud-based electronic message archiving, supervision, and eDiscovery solutions for the global financial sector and other highly regulated industries. Founded in 1999 as a 3-person startup, Global Relay is now a 320+ employee home-grown Canadian success story, providing services to over 17,500 customers in 90 countries, including 22 of the top 25 global banks. The company designs and develops cutting-edge cloud technology that allows the largest and most heavily regulated organizations in the world to capture, archive, and search some of their most sensitive data, including email, IM, and mobile messaging. With the recent completion of a $24 million state-of-the-art green data center, as well as a complete redesign of its flagship product Global Relay Archive, Global Relay has raised the bar in a highly specialized and competitive industry.

“The Best Managed Companies designation recognizes Canadian private companies that have implemented world-class business practices in three vital building blocks that lend to their sustainable growth: strategy, capability, and commitment. Global Relay, being recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed winners, has demonstrated high levels of business excellence and we’re proud to recognize this remarkable achievement and their contribution to the Canadian marketplace” explained Daryl Johannesen, BC Best Managed Companies Program Lead, Deloitte.

“This honor represents countless hours and years of effort and dedication from everyone at Global Relay,” says Kelvin Ng, Director of Business Operations. “We would not be named a Best Managed Company without the hard work and creativity of the employees who have helped build Global Relay over the past fifteen years.”

About Global Relay
Global Relay is the leading provider of cloud-based message archiving, search, and surveillance solutions for the global financial services industry, delivering services to 17, 500 customers in 90 countries. Global Relay Archive securely captures and preserves email, instant messaging, mobile messaging, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and more — with BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, Android, Outlook and Web access. Being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies is a welcome addition to Global Relay’s list of accolades, which include Canada’s Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures (2013), the BCTIA Community Engagement Award (2013), and BC Business’ Top Companies to Work for in BC (2011 and 2012). Global Relay has also been ranked in the PROFIT 500 (2013), Deloitte Technology Fast 50 (2011-2013), and Deloitte Fast 500 (2011-2013). For more information, please visit

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million. Since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. Applications are reviewed by an independent judging panel that evaluates how companies address various business challenges, including new technologies, globalization, brand management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies, designing information systems, and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth. Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit


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