Athens, GA – SOAR Performance Group was recognized as one of the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by a University of Georgia graduate during the 2015 Bulldog 100 Celebration on February 7th at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta.

“Our growth as a business has been the result of thought leadership provided for our clients in driving execution of new transformational go-to-market strategies, practice leadership delivered through our strategic selling programs and value leadership from world-class performance for world-class clients.”  said Charlie Thackston, President, SOAR Performance Group.  “I want to thank the University of Georgia, Terry School of Business for a life changing undergraduate and graduate school experience as well as our SOAR Team and our affiliates for delivering real business value for our clients every day.”

The Bulldog 100, a program coordinated by the UGA Alumni Association, recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA graduates. The Bulldog 100 recognizes the fastest-growing businesses regardless of size by focusing on a three-year compounded annual growth rate. More than 450 nominations were received for the 2015 Bulldog 100 from companies all over the country of different sizes and industries. The average compounded annual growth of the companies in the list this year was 48 percent.

“The strength of the businesses on this year’s Bulldog 100 list illustrates the quality of a University of Georgia education,” said Meredith Gurley Johnson, UGA executive director of alumni relations. “The university prides itself on preparing the state and country’s future business leaders and the alumni who own these businesses are the result of that focus on serving the state, nation and world.”

To recognize the 100 businesses’ success and the 146 alumni who lead them, the UGA Alumni Association hosted the 2015 Bulldog 100 Celebration. The evening consisted of a roundtable discussion session with Bulldog 100 business owners, followed by a reception, dinner and keynote address given by 1981 UGA graduate Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. To view the complete list of 2015 Bulldog 100 businesses, see

About SOAR Performance Group

SOAR Performance Group is a customer focused sales consultancy headquartered in Atlanta, GA that applies an analytic and fact based approach to sales performance improvement. Client success is achieved on a global basis through a custom process of insights, consulting and training centered around a comprehensive understanding and connection to each client’s business. This unique approach is called SOAR Sales Capital Management. For more information on SOAR Performance Group, visit

About the UGA Alumni Association

The UGA Alumni Association supports the academic excellence, best interests and traditions of Georgia’s flagship university and its more than 288,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, see