Michael Alden Named to SmartCEO’s Future 50 Award Winners

Blue Vase Marketing CEO Michael Alden has been recognized as a leader of one of Boston’s top growth companies by being selected as a winner for 2016 SmartCEOs Future 50 Awards. The program recognizes leaders of the Greater Boston’s 50 fastest-growing mid-sized companies which represent the future of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success. Honorees lead recognized companies that have experienced outsized growth based on a combined three-year average revenue and employee growth.  This year’s winners lead companies which collectively generated over $3.4 billion in annual revenue and employ more than 12,400 individuals. The winners will be recognized in SmartCEO magazine and will attend an awards gala to be held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel to celebrate the winners and their achievements..The Future 50 Awards program is the largest and most highly anticipated SmartCEO award of the year.

“Whether they’re just starting out or rapidly trying to scale an established operation, this year’s Future 50 winners have executed their growth visions year after year, created job opportunities and made our region a better place to work and live,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be recognized as a leading fast-growing firm in the Boston area,” says President & CEO Michael Alden. “The growth that Blue Vase has experienced is a testament to our entrepreneurial spirit and exemplifies the dedication and commitment of the team at Blue Vase. I’m tremendously proud of our achievements and looking forward to the future.”

This is the latest in recent recognition for Blue Vase Marketing and President & CEO Michael Alden. Blue Vase has been ranked as an Inc. Magazine 5000 company for the past three consecutive years, an impressive accomplishment. Blue Vase was also named Large Business of the Year in 2015 by the Beverly Chamber of Commerce. Michael Alden has also been recognized as a top leader in the Boston area, receiving Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award in 2014.

About Blue Vase Marketing and Michael Alden

Michael Alden is the founder and CEO of Blue Vase Marketing, LLC, a multi-million dollar full-service Direct Response Marketing Agency offering media production, sales and customer satisfaction call centers, warehousing/fulfilment and analytics. Under Alden’s leadership, Blue Vase has grown from a small call center into a comprehensive marketing management company ranked by Inc. Magazine for the third year in a row as one of the nation’s 5000 fastest-growing private companies and named the 2015 Large Business of the Year by the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce.

In 2014, Alden was named by the Boston Business Journal as one of Boston’s “Forty Under Forty” business and civic leaders who are making a major impact in their respective fields and the civic life of the Boston area. Alden has established a long-standing corporate objective of community involvement fostering an environment in which Blue Vase employees contribute thousands of dollars and volunteer hours to groups such as YMCA of the North Shore, the North Shore United Way, Beverly Bootstraps and the Beverly Children’s Learning Center (where he is also a member of the Board). Recently, Alden has spearheaded personal product diversification by launching and growing companies involved in a wide spectrum of areas including distilled spirits, fantasy sports, artwork branding and merchandising and children’s personalized music.

Alden is the bestselling author of the book “Ask More, Get More” which has been listed at the top of Amazon, the Wall Street Journal and USA Today’s best-selling lists. Building upon the principles of his bestseller and revealing the secrets to success, Alden’s second book, “5% More” is due out in the Fall of 2016.  Alden holds a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Political Science from Springfield College.