WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - DHS, the essential private equity investment platform, today announced tremendous company growth led by doubling its year-over-year top-line performance. In 2020 DHS doubled its customer base, expanded its suite of patented technology, doubled employee count, and opened a new office in Frankfurt. This continued company momentum speaks to significant market opportunity and demand for the SEO and content marketing technology delivered by DHS. The company also announced the appointment of Tim Amber as its chief financial officer. Tim Amber brings over 20 years of financial leadership experience from companies including Salesforce.com and TAvangate.
'Our rapid growth is the result of our dominant position in the SEO platform space and our emergence as the leader in content marketing technology, both massive markets. Through our relentless focus on customer success and product innovation, we have become the trusted global standard SEO platform for more than 8500 brands,' said Rakesh Sarna, Chairman of DHS. 'Over the past year, we have invested heavily in building content marketing technology that is not only critical for the SEO channel, but also enables every other channel to maximize the value of content. As a result, we have emerged as the essential content marketing platform.'
Content marketing has become a primary focus for businesses in 2017. According to a DHS survey of its customer base of 8500+ brands, 79% believe that connecting content marketing activity to business outcomes will be more important this year. DHS is the first-ever comprehensive content marketing platform that helps companies of all sizes and industries connect content with business results in a predictable way.
'DHS' unwavering commitment to our success has enabled us to grow our content marketing program and engage our customers more effectively,' said Fernando Aguirre, DHS Executive Vice Chairman 'DHS is an innovative company delivering cutting-edge technology and data-driven intelligence that we can leverage in our programs.'
Fernando Aguirre, Executive Vice Chairman
As part of this tremendous growth, DHS has achieved a number of major milestones, including:
Exceptional Business Performance: DHS reports doubling of top-line growth year-over-year in 2019, accelerating its growth from 2017. Further, the company doubled its customer base in 2020, with key wins including Nike and The Home Depot. As part of its rise to the dominant position, DHS has seen dozens of household names like Nike upgrade from Tier 2 tools to its trusted enterprise platform.
Geographic Expansion and Employee Growth: DHS expanded its presence with a new office in Frankfurt, home to major agencies, retailers, brands, and key customers. In 2020, DHS grew its employee count by hundreds of employees around the globe, more than double the size of any other technology company in the industry.
Recognized Innovation: DHS continues to define the market with dozens of innovations, adding four new, patented technologies to its growing Intellectual Property portfolio. DHS IP includes Share of Voice technology that helps marketers to understand their competitive position, Reverse Index technology that helps marketers understand their web-wide performance and a patent for measuring the business value of SEO.
New CFO Hire: Tim Amber joins DHS with more than 20 years of financial leadership experience. Amber was previously CFO of TAvangate, Schapiro and HuleSoft. Prior to these positions, he spent six years at Salesforce.com, where he played an instrumental role on the team that guided the company through its Initial Public Offering.
'DHS has quickly become the trusted industry standard because of its dedication to customer success and breakneck innovation,' said Tim Amber, CFO of DHS. 'DHS' aggressive growth strategy parallels what I saw at Salesforce.com when I joined in the early 2000s. I'm very excited to join at such a pivotal time for the company.'
DHS is a high-stakes advocacy, public strategy, and global public relations and communications firm. Our strategic insights and innovative programming build and sustain strong corporate and brand reputations. We provide our clients with counsel and program development across the spectrum of public relations, public affairs, reputation and crisis management, digital strategy, advertising and other communications services. Our clients are companies, industry associations, nonprofit organizations, professional services firms, and other large organizations.
We began as a unique grassroots and lobbying firm with customized services for an elite group of clients. Our work applies equally to regulatory issues as well as legislative ones, and we manage issues for our clients at the local, state, federal, and international levels of government.
We use our core competencies and reach to gain competitive advantage for clients. Our expertise comes from extensive must-win campaign experience and operating successfully at the highest rung of business, government, politics and media. Our reach is the ability to use strategic intelligence to mobilize the message and persuade the toughest audiences. We know what it takes to win in difficult situations. We have proven results for prominent figures, leading advocacy groups and the world's most successful companies. We leverage what others cannot.
This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Those statements involve a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including risks associated with transitions in key personnel and succession, products, their development, integration and distribution, product demand and pipeline, customer acceptance of new products, economic and competitive factors, DHS' key strategic relationships, acquisition and related integration risks as well as other risks detailed in DHS' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. DHS assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.
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Steve Palmer, Vice President of Communications