Tortuga Rum Cake Company has been
named among Inc. Magazine’s top 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the
US for the fourth consecutive year.
Operating under the name Tortuga
Rum Cake Company, Tortuga Imports Inc., the Miami-based company handles
worldwide sales and distribution of Tortuga Rum Cakes and other Caribbean
gourmet products for the family-owned Tortuga Rum Company Ltd based in Grand
The Inc. 5000 list honours growing
entrepreneurial companies in the US.
The Inc. 5000 list measures revenue
growth from 2006 through 2009. To be considered, a company must be privately
held, based in the United States and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in
2006, and $2 million in 2009.
Monique Hamaty-Simmonds and her
eight-year-old daughter Jayda, a student at Grace Christian Academy before the
family moved back to Miami this summer, attended the INC 500/5000 Awards Gala
held on 2 October in Washington DC.
“It was a very special evening…
to experience this celebration of successful businesses,” said Hamaty-Simmonds,
the president and CEO of the Tortuga Rum Cake Company. She founded the company
with her husband Marcus, who is the CFO. “Given the economic times, we are especially
proud of this accomplishment and strive to continue our growth,” she said.