Red Herring today announced its Top 100 North America award winners in recognition of the leading private companies from the region, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries… “In 2015, selecting the top achievers was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “In fact, we had the toughest time in years because so many entrepreneurs had crossed significant milestones so early. But after much thought, rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the North America winners. We believe Pivotal Systems embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Pivotal Systems executive team and all its employees should be very proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.” Pivotal Systems CEO, John Hoffman added, “Pivotal Systems is extremely pleased to be selected by Red Herring as a top company for 2015. We take great pride in truly making a real difference in bringing advanced technology to the global market. To be selected by Red Herring tells us that we are on the right track”. Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technological innovation and intellectual property, DNA of the founders, business model, customer footprint and addressable market. A review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowed Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in North America, complement this assessment of potential.