HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Houston Business Journal released their list of Largest Houston-Area Women-Owned Businesses for 2016 and ranked ICON Information Consultants, LP, the top spot as the largest women-owned business in the area. ICON Consultants, a provider of human capital solutions, consulting, payroll and professional services, moved up from the 12th spot and increased revenue from $33 million in 2014 to more than $250 million in 2015.
“We are very proud of the growth we have achieved this past year,” said Pamela Chambers O’Rourke, President and CEO. “ICON Consultants has been a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) since 2001, and our involvement and participation in the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) has helped open many doors and shorten the length of time needed to obtain new contracts.”
As a women-owned business and supporter of women’s success, O’Rourke and ICON Consultants have received numerous awards. In 2011 she was inducted into the WBE Hall of Fame by the American Institute of Diversity and Commerce (AIDC). Others include the WBENC WBE Star Award (2008), WBC-Southwest’s WBE Advocate of the Year Award (2013) and WBE of the Year for the over $5-million category (2011 and 2013), the WBEA Supplier of the Year (over $10 million) in 2014 and 2010, and the WBEA Woman Advocate of the Year in 2009.
A native Houstonian, O’Rourke received her Management Information Systems (MIS) degree at the University of Houston while working a full-time information technology job. On May 7th, O’Rourke received the Distinguished Alumni Award at The University of Houston Alumni Association 62nd Annual Awards Gala, given to those alums whose professional accomplishments bring prestige to the university. O’Rourke has received numerous business awards over the years, including the U.S. Small Business Administration's 2005 "Women in Business Champion of the Year” and the “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 Award” in the Business Services and Staffing category for the Houston and Gulf Coast Area. She has been awarded annually in the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies list by the Women Presidents' Organization and American Express since their inception in 2005.
About ICON Information Consultants
ICON Information Consultants, LP, headquartered in Houston, Texas, specializes in identifying and recruiting highly qualified Information Technology, Accounting, Finance, HR, Procurement, "professionals" at all levels/skills. Our services include Human Capital solutions, consulting and payroll, as well as a specialized project management division. ICON Information Consultants, LP, has gained its superior reputation by focusing its efforts on excellent customer service to our clients, timely and thorough responses and high values and ethics throughout the company. As a result, we have reached a "Top Tier" or preferred vendor status for most of our clients. For more information, visit www.ICONconsultants.com.