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Inilex Makes Inc. 500|5000 List for 3rd Straight Year

Inilex®, a leading provider of aftermarket telemetry solutions for vehicles, has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 list for the third straight year. Inilex ranked No. 1056 on the prestigious national list, which recognizes America’s fastest-growing privately held companies. Inilex’s enormous growth makes it one of Arizona’s most prominent companies, as well as one of the most successful companies in the automotive telematics industry.

Inilex manufactures and sells SkyLINK – an intelligent vehicle recovery device that uses GPS and cellular technologies to locate stolen vehicles in real time. Unlike other car theft-recovery devices, SkyLINK provides broad, nationwide coverage and it works with all law enforcement agencies. Inilex also offers InilexGPS and InilexGPS Fleet, which enable large enterprise companies to remotely monitor and manage their assets and workforce.

“Auto dealers recognize the high-value SkyLINK can deliver to their customers, and at the same time, consumers are increasingly realizing the benefits of including SkyLINK with their new vehicle purchase,” said Michael Maledon, Inilex CEO. “It’s this market demand that is fueling our growth and we are rapidly scaling to meet it.”

SkyLINK and InilexGPS are both uniquely positioned in the growing “connected car” ecosystem. According to market research firm Infonetics, the connected car segment will experience a 25 percent compounded annual growth rate through 2018 and will reach almost $17 billion in total market revenue as companies learn about the safety and security associated with connected cars. Inilex is poised to capture a large share of that total market because its products are specifically tailored to meet the needs of a variety of companies ranging from major national auto dealers to local businesses. SkyLINK is available at more than 600 dealerships nationwide and is quickly becoming the foremost vehicle recovery device that even local police forces prefer because of its real-time, quick tracking technology. For example, recently Inilex was pivotal in helping police apprehend a kidnapper during an urgent Amber Alert.

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Inilex Appoints Cichon as CTO; Promotes Ream

Inilex, a leading provider of intelligent telemetry solutions for vehicles, is strengthening its leadership team with the addition of Robert Cichon as the company’s new chief technology officer (CTO), and the promotion of Kelly Ream to director of training.

Cichon joins as a seasoned technology veteran with more than 20 years of experience developing, implementing and managing mission-critical applications. A true technologist with strong business skills, he will play a key role in shaping Inilex’s technology strategy as it embarks on its next phase of growth. Cichon will lead the company’s technology team and drive core innovations that meet the needs of Inilex’s growing client base and open doors to new business opportunities.

Cichon most recently served as the CTO of Newtek Business Services, where he managed the company’s nationwide technology resources and large-scale IT initiatives. Prior to that, he spent six years contributing to the growth of Newtek’s retail web hosting business as its president and chief operating officer.

Earlier, Cichon worked for American Express, leading numerous tier 1 technology projects and building several successful software development teams. He holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Computer Information Systems, and is a primary inventor on a U.S. software patent.

“Robert has a strong track record of applying technologies that solve important customer problems, and brings to Inilex the proven ability to architect and lead highly successful technology teams,” said Michael Maledon, CEO of Inilex. “His expertise and leadership will be valuable assets as we continue to advance the vehicle telematics industry and maintain a brisk pace of innovation.”

Inilex has also promoted Ream to director of training, a newly created position. He will be responsible for creating, conducting and supervising development programs for Inilex’s employees and key partners. Ream formerly served as the company’s regional sales director for the East Coast.

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Now is the time to invest in Arizona

It used to be when I traveled to different business meetings across the country, people would ask me about Arizona’s politics. While we still have reputation issues to repair, the questions I’ve been getting recently are more focused on the buzz they’re hearing about our growing technology sector.

There’s good reason Arizona is getting noticed for its growth. Over the last five years, Arizona has developed one of the most robust technology entrepreneurial ecosystems in the country. The state is home to five of Deloitte’s 2013 “Technology Fast 500” firms, specifically First Solar, LifeLock, Telesphere, Inilex and GPS Insight. Other startups that have been home grown in Arizona into industry leaders include Axosoft, GoDaddy, iCrossing, Infusionsoft, Insight Enterprises, LimeLight Networks and WebPT.

We were able to accomplish our strong entrepreneurial spirit in part by drawing the attention of the media and the state’s policy makers to the need to diversify our economy away from construction and climate into a knowledge-based economy with higher paying jobs. Our efforts resulted in a tax credit for qualified research and development that is the best in the nation and a successful angel investment tax credit.

A lot of other resources have been invested. Over a dozen business incubators and accelerators call Arizona home, providing resources to support technology entrepreneurs. In addition to graduating a vibrant workforce to fuel quality jobs, Arizona’s world-renowned universities and community colleges are also heavily engaged.

Arizona State University (ASU) runs the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative and the ASU SkySong Innovation Center was recently awarded one of the best organizations of its kind in the country. University of Arizona (UA) is helping create the technology of tomorrow in its Bridges/UA Bio Park and UA Tech Park that includes a Solar Zone. UA also participates in Startup Tucson – an organization dedicated to growing a vibrant ecosystem of entrepreneurship through educational events. Northern Arizona University fosters business growth through it Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology and benefits from its affiliation with NASA. All of that bodes well for Arizona’s innovation economy.

Other efforts are focused solely on exciting people about technology and science. We just celebrated the third annual statewide Arizona SciTech Festival with over 300K people attending more than 500 events this year.

And although we have a long way to go, there’s a growing pool of capital. We’re home to two of the largest and top rated angel investor networks in the U.S. ─ ATIF and Desert Angels. The Arizona Commence Authority has created the Arizona Innovation Challenge that awards the most money in the country to the most promising entrepreneurs meeting technology challenges. Grayhawk Capital just raised $70 million in funds for early and growth stage technology investments. And Tallwave Capital recently announced it has deployed $500,000 in capital in early-stage ventures.

The 2010 census reports Arizona’s population at 6.4 million, with a median age of 35.9 years. The predicted growth rates for Arizona by the federal and state government expect that between 1.5 million and 3 million people will move to Arizona by the year 2020. That type of robust regional population growth combined with an improved U.S. economy translates into high potential for investors.

It’s true we enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine each year. But we offer a lot more than golf and spas. Venture capital sitting on the sidelines should put money into promising Arizona high tech firms and startup ventures.

Now is the time to invest in Arizona.

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Inilex Names Brad Walls Vice President

Inilex, a leading provider of intelligent telemetry solutions for vehicles, is continuing to expand its executive team with the addition of Brad Walls as the company’s vice president of corporate and business development. Walls brings a demonstrated track record in new business innovation, service, product management and long-term strategic planning to Inilex.

In his new role, Walls will lead Inilex’s national and international business development initiatives, helping to broaden its customer base and increase the market foothold for its intelligent telemetry solutions. He will also be charged with identifying strategic business opportunities and ensuring all operations are run with maximum efficiency.

“Brad has the right mix of leadership, relevant industry experience and talent, and is a welcome addition to our executive team,” said Michael Maledon, CEO of Inilex. “Last year was a record year of growth for us, and Brad will play an integral role as we continue to expand into new markets on both the national and international levels.”

Walls joins Inilex from TMX Finance, where he helped lead business development and managed a diverse project portfolio, including market analysis studies, product management and customer satisfaction measurement. Prior to that, Walls held key positions with Enterprise Holdings, which operates the largest fleet of vehicles in the world.

Walls will operate out of Inilex’s headquarters in Phoenix. He holds a bachelor’s degree in corporate communications from the University of Texas-Arlington, and is an active member of community organizations such as the United Way.

Inilex Named to Forbes Most Promising List

Inilex, a leading provider of telemetry solutions for vehicles, has been named to a list of America’s Most Promising Companies by Forbes magazine. This marks the second time that Inilex has ranked on this prestigious list, which recognizes the fast-growing, private U.S. businesses with brilliant prospects.

Inilex manufactures and sells SkyLINK – an intelligent vehicle recovery system that uses GPS and cellular technologies to locate stolen vehicles in real time. The company has experienced remarkable growth in recent years, gaining a strong foothold among auto dealerships and consumers, expanding into vehicle monitoring and fleet management, and forming strategic partnerships that broaden its reach.

“It’s immensely gratifying to have our company acknowledged by a well-respected organization like Forbes,” said Michael Maledon, CEO of Inilex. “While we’re hugely proud of our top-line growth, our goal has always been to build the foundation for a business that can achieve sustainable growth. With our commitment to providing our customers with industry-leading technology and exceptional service, we’re confident that we have all of the ingredients to succeed over the long haul.”

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Inilex Ranks on Deloitte Technology Fast 500

Inilex, a leading provider of aftermarket telemetry solutions for vehicles, today was named to the prestigious Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ list, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Inilex’s placed No. 441 on the list.

This honor marks yet another major recognition for the company, which continues to experience tremendous growth and market success. Earlier this year, Inilex was named to the Forbes list of America’s Most Promising Companies, and it placed for the second consecutive year on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the country’s high-growth companies. In addition, Inilex was an honoree of the Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) awards held by the Phoenix Business Journal.

“Inilex’s superior technology is the driving force behind our growth. Auto dealers, fleet managers and customers recognize that no other intelligent vehicle services provide real-time, nationwide technology coupled with excellent customer service,” said Inilex CEO Michael Maledon. “We’ve had notable success to date, and we anticipate even more growth as we expand our national network of dealerships, as well as our product lines, and continue to be a force in the telematics market.”

“The 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 companies are exemplary cases of those spurring growth in a tough market through innovation,” said Eric Openshaw, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader.  “This year’s list is a who’s who of companies behind the most exciting and innovative products and services in the technology space. We congratulate the Fast 500 companies and look forward to what they do next.”

Inilex manufactures and sells SkyLINK – the nation’s leading aftermarket theft recovery solution system, which uses state-of-the-art technology to locate stolen vehicles in real time. Inilex also delivers InilexGPS and InilexGPS Fleet, which are customizable platforms for large enterprise accounts to manage vehicle fleets, mitigate risk and track inventories in real time, enabling companies to connect to their mobile assets and workforces.

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Inilex Named to Inc. 5000

Inilex, a leading provider of aftermarket telemetry solutions for vehicles, has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 list for the second straight year. Inilex ranked No. 1508 on the prominent list, which recognizes America’s fastest-growing privately held companies. This recognition reinforces Inilex’s standing as one of the country’s most successful businesses, and a leader in automotive theft-recovery and monitoring.

Inilex manufactures and sells SkyLINK – an intelligent vehicle recovery device that uses GPS and cellular technologies to locate stolen vehicles in real time. Unlike other car theft-recovery devices, SkyLINK provides broad, nationwide coverage and it works with all law enforcement agencies. Inilex also offers a variety of customized solutions for larger enterprise accounts, connecting companies to their mobile assets or workforce.

“We’re honored to receive this recognition for propelling growth in the auto technology market,” said Michael Maledon, CEO of Inilex. “Not only does this validate that we’re delivering a quality product, but it’s also a testament to the entire team who works tirelessly to deliver impeccable service to our customers and partners.”

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Inilex Named to Forbes’ List of America’s Most Promising Companies

Inilex, a leading provider of automotive theft recovery and telemetry systems, has been named to the prestigious Forbes America’s Most Promising Companies list. Selected from thousands of applicants, Inilex was recognized by Forbes as one of 100 privately held up-and-comers with strong sales and hiring growth, exceptional management teams, sizeable market potential and strategic partnerships.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Inilex has experienced substantial growth in the past year, rapidly gaining momentum among auto dealers and consumers, and continuing to expand its line of advanced vehicle-recovery solutions. It has assembled a strong management team and built upon the success of its flagship SkyLINK vehicle-recovery solution with the introduction of both consumer and fleet monitoring services.

“Being named to this impressive list of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies is a honor that recognizes the accomplishments of our entire team,” said Michael Maledon, CEO of Inilex. “Our development team has delivered state-of-the-art technology, and our sales and support teams have done an exceptional job in building loyalty with our customers.  As we move into 2013, we are poised to expand our market share of customers looking for the most advanced theft recovery and asset management solutions in the automotive industry.”

Inilex was also recently named to the Inc. 5000 list, which identifies fast-growing companies.

Forbes received applications from thousands of companies vying to be named ‘America’s Most Promising.’ To select and rank the list, Forbes evaluated a slew of variables to determine the companies’ trajectories.  It refined its search by partnering with CB Insights, a Manhattan-based data research firm that specializes in assessing private companies. CB Insight’s Mosiac software scans 45,000 sources to measure a company’s health. Mosaic gathered those myriad signals into a final score that Forbes uses as an initial guide in producing the list. After verifying sales numbers, speaking with each company and debating their merits and blemishes, Forbes produced its final ranking.