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September 10th, 2009

IronGate named to Profit HOT50 list, for second year in a row

OTTAWA, Canada (September 10th, 2009) - Five years ago when Sean Costello founded IronGate Server Management and Consulting, a Macintosh integration firm, he focused on providing straightforward support to the burgeoning Apple business market. He quickly assembled a top-notch team of experts, and then proceeded to earn an enviable reputation in the field. In 2008, IronGate expanded its service offering to include managed, offsite backups, and today the team’s ongoing efforts are being recognized with IronGate being named, for the second year in a row, to the PROFIT HOT 50 list of emerging companies. IronGate is the only Macintosh integration company to make the list, and one of only three companies from Ottawa.

The PROFIT HOT 50 is the definitive ranking of Canada’s emerging growth companies. Published in the October issue of PROFIT magazine and online at, the PROFIT HOT 50 ranks young firms by two-year revenue growth.

“There is simply no substitute for reliable, consistent service,” said Kristin Green, author and consultant to small business owners in the Toronto area. “I wouldn’t settle for anything less when it comes to my clients’ needs, and the folks at IronGate deliver in spades.”

According to Mr. Costello, the marketing and broadcast industries have always been heavy Mac users and consequently a significant portion of his growth has come from these sectors. However, a growing number of business owners are deciding to run their businesses on the powerful, easy-to-use Mac platform, and are relying on IronGate as technology partners to ensure they are getting the most out of their IT investments.

“As our trusted advisor, the IronGate team gives us peace-of-mind,” said Kira Schoch, partner at Solera, a marketing firm in Ottawa. “We tell them our business objectives and they tell us what IT solutions will help us get there. It’s a true partnership.”

“IronGate is honored to once again be recognized on this prestigious list of emerging Canadian companies,” said Mr. Costello. “It’s a tribute to the quality of our team, strength of our business model and commitment and trust of our customers.”

About PROFIT Magazine
PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success, is Canada’s preeminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For more than 25 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them increase their revenues, boost their profitability and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Published six times a year by Rogers Publishing Ltd., PROFIT is distributed almost exclusively to the chief executives of companies with 5 – 250 employees and annual revenue of $1 million to $25 million, reaching more than 300,000 readers across Canada. Visit PROFIT online at

About IronGate
Recognized as one of North America’s leading Apple experts, the IronGate team helps organizations get the most from their mixed IT investments to drive productivity and profitability. Building on more than 60 years of experience and numerous industry designations, IronGate provides planning, deployment, optimization and maintenance of high-end Mac networks. Founded in 2006, IronGate serves partners and customers throughout North America, including Apple Canada. Its corporate offices are in Ottawa, Canada with a sales office in Toronto. Visit

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