Kopis Named to Inc 5000 List

Staff Report From Greenville CEO

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Advanced new services and significantly talented hires have made for a stellar 20th anniversary for Kopis, and that year just got better as this leading software developer has been named to the Inc. 5000 list.

Comprised of many recognizable brand names across dozens of different industries, the Inc. 5000 list is an annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Kopis landed at number 3001 on the list.

As a company that prides itself on striving to be better and offer more, Kopis has demonstrated the importance of sticking to a vision through their impressive story of growth. In 1999, Kopis’s founder and CEO Andrew Kurtz committed himself to the clear goal of creating custom software that led to real solutions for customers.

The first office of what was then known as Proactive Technology opened on the second-floor of the Plaza Bergamo downtown. Because of inevitable growth, Kurtz moved the company to Ivey Square, on top of today’s Southern Tide in a space that could acclimate the promise of continued company expansion in the fall of 2001.

Kurtz held tightly to his dream as the company was forced to adapt to a fluctuating economy impacted by the internet bursting, the 9-11 terrorist attacks and the NASDAQ crash. Years of a downsized company eventually came to an end as Kurtz added employees as needed, growing from 5 to 15 employees within four years.

“This company has been modifying and readjusting for a while now, but we’ve never let change compromise our vision,” said Kurtz.

Fast forward to early 2019, Kopis has doubled its size in office space in the NEXT Building, just in time for its twentieth birthday. Kopis’s capabilities have increased, but the focus remains the same - solving business problems, through technology, while keeping in mind the uniqueness of every customer and companies specific need.

“Kopis is deeply honored to be on this list amongst some of the most successful companies in America” Kurtz said. “We know this recognition is only going to motivate us to keep doing what we do best; the vision we dedicated Kopis to all those years ago.”