Eagle Marks 15 Years as One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

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Professional Staffing Company Maintains Platinum Club Membership

Ottawa, ON, April 1 2014 – Eagle is pleased to announce the successful renewal of its Platinum Club Membership as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. The award recognizes Canadian privately owned and managed companies for outstanding business performance and innovative management. Eagle achieved Platinum Club member status with Canada’s Best Managed Companies program in 2005 and has retained the Best Managed every year through an annual application process. Eagle first became a Best Managed Company in 1999.

“Companies that earn Platinum Club status in the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program are true leaders in the Canadian marketplace,” said Jon Hountalas, Executive Vice-President, Business Banking, CIBC. “They exemplify strong vision and leadership, a sustained commitment to growth and innovation, and ongoing dedication to their corporate values.”

Since its inception in 1996, Eagle has made industry leadership a priority. Most recently, the company has carved a place in new markets with the addition of its Finance & Accounting and Executive & Management Consulting divisions. In 2013, Eagle invested in the professional staffing company’s leadership, bringing on a new President, Terry Power, and acquiring Montreal-based staffing company, Valliance. As a result, Eagle has set the stage for significant growth in the coming years.

“Over the past 21 years, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program has recognized the most innovative and Best Managed Companies in Canada. We are delighted to celebrate the accomplishments of Eagle,” said John Hughes, National Leader of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and Managing Partner, Growth Enterprises, Deloitte.

“Year after year, the Best Managed program is run with the utmost integrity by its sponsors, guaranteeing that top companies across Canada are recognized for their hard work and contributions to both their industries and the Canadian economy,” said Eagle CEO, Kevin Dee. “Eagle is honoured and proud to be a Platinum Member among so many prestigious companies. Congratulations to all of the winners.”

The Best Managed award recognizes Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Businesses must apply and are reviewed annually for this award. In honour of the new Best Managed winners, Platinum Club members and requalified members, a gala takes place in Toronto on April 1, 2014 for awards recipients. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will offer the opportunity for Best Managed Companies’ CEOs to interact and work more closely together. They will be together for a full day of sessions to network, learn and explore challenges.

About Canada’s 50 Best Managed Program

Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million. Every year 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. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Best Managed winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Requalified member (repeat winners retain the Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (After three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully reapplied for the designation. Companies may requalify for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review; 4) Platinum Club member (winners that maintain Best Managed status for a minimum of six consecutive years). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

About Eagle

Founded in 1996, Eagle is one Canada’s largest and most successful professional staffing companies. A Canadian-owned company with ten (10) offices from coast-to-coast, Eagle specializes in sourcing technology, finance and accounting, and management consulting professionals for contract and full-time positions. Eagle was very recently named as one of Canada’s Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, is a platinum member of the Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies (every year since 1999) and was Ottawa’s Mid-Market Company of the Year (2011). The company has been ISO 9001 certified since June 2006, is a very active advocate within the Canadian staffing industry association (ACSESS & NACCB) and supports many charities. To learn more about Eagle and its network of offices, please visit www.eagleonline.com or call toll-free 1-866-78-NESST(63778). Check out Eagle’s blog at http://www.eagleonline.com/blog and follow us on twitter @eaglestaffing.

For more information, please contact:

Dan Gasser

Marketing Specialist

Phone: (613) 234-1810, ext. 3247

Toll Free: 1-888-798-8181, ext. 3247

Email: D.Gasser@eagleonline.com