The Business Report is pleased to announce The Top 25 Companies of Miami for 2023. Known as the Magic City, Miami is a prime destination for business leaders due to its unparalleled appeal in numerous aspects. With its strategic location as the gateway to the Americas, Miami serves as a vital link between the United States and Latin America, fostering international trade and commerce. Furthermore, Miami offers a diverse economy that includes higher education, tourism, food distribution, healthcare, apparel manufacturing, technology, and entertainment sectors. Ultimately, the city's favorable tax policies, minimal bureaucracy, and supportive regulatory environment create an environment where businesses can thrive.
One company that has earned special recognition on this year's roster is Kaseya, a top global company that offers comprehensive IT management and security software. With over 50,000 organizations worldwide utilizing their industry-leading solutions, the company is recognized as the largest tech employer in South Florida. Meanwhile, PicsArt, a leading digital creation platform has an impressive global presence and in 2021 was among the top 20 most downloaded apps globally. Notably, Femwell Group Health aims to empower physicians by providing tools and support for practice management. They offer a range of services, such as managed care support, accounting, and marketing, to increase productivity and profitability for medical practices, allowing physicians to focus on patient care.
Please join us in recognizing the achievements of this year’s Top 25 Companies of Miami for 2023.
TelevisaUnivision is the world’s leading Spanish-language media company. Powered by the largest library of owned Spanish-language content and a prolific production capability, TelevisaUnivision is the top producer of original content in Spanish across news, sports, and entertainment verticals. This original content powers all of TelevisaUnivision’s platforms, which include broadcast networks Univision, Las Estrellas, Canal 5, and UniMás, and a portfolio of 38 cable networks, such as TUDN, Galavisión, Distrito Comedia, and TL Novelas.
The company also operates the leading Mexican movie studio, Videocine, and owns and operates the largest Spanish-language audio platform in the U.S. across 39 terrestrial stations and the Uforia digital platform. TelevisaUnivision is also the owner of ViX, the largest Spanish-language streaming platform in the world.
One of the biggest milestones for TelevisaUnivision in the last year includes the accelerated growth of the company’s global streaming service, ViX, As the first-large scale streaming service to exclusively serve Spanish-speaking audiences, ViX launched in 2022 and has quickly grown to be the market leader in Spanish-language streaming. ViX celebrates Latino cultures and Spanish-language storytellers with an unprecedented 75,000 hours of free and paid premium content across all genres, including movies, comedy series, novelas, drama series and children's content, as well as live news and sports.
2. VITAS Healthcare
VITAS® Healthcare, established in 1978 and headquartered in Miami, Florida, is the leading provider of end-of-life care in the United States. Pioneering the American hospice movement, the company operates 50 hospice programs across 14 states and the District of Columbia. With a team of over 10,000 professionals, VITAS delivers compassionate care to patients in various settings, including their homes, inpatient hospice units, hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living communities.
Committed to supporting both patients and their families, VITAS fosters a people-focused approach, providing resources, mentoring, and flexibility for its team members. The company prioritizes the well-being of its workforce, investing in innovative training, career opportunities, and delivering high-quality, compassionate care to patients and their families.
VITAS Healthcare's Milestone
This year, VITAS Healthcare celebrates its 45th anniversary serving the Miami community. Through its dedication to fostering an inclusive and team-oriented workplace culture, VITAS has continued to invest in employees, attract new talent and retain existing talent, which has enabled VITAS to serve more patients in need of end-of-life care and ensure that their care is comfortable, dignified and personalized.
VITAS, a pioneer in the hospice movement since 1978, is the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. Its name, derived from the Latin word for “lives,” symbolizes the VITAS mission to preserve the quality of life for those faced with serious illness.
3. ACI Worldwide
ACI Worldwide is a global leader in real-time payment software. The company's secure and scalable solutions empower corporations, fintechs, and financial disruptors to process digital payments, drive omni-commerce transactions, handle bill payments, and manage fraud and risk. ACI Worldwide operates with a global presence, enabling real-time digital transformation in payments and commerce.
The company powers digital payments and banking for numerous organizations globally, with over 45 years of payments expertise and customers in 95 countries, including the top 10 global banks, 80,000+ merchants, 3,000+ organizations utilizing electronic bill payment solutions, and 1,500+ banks and intermediaries in fraud prevention.
ACI Worldwide's integrated suite of electronic payment software processes 225+ billion consumer transactions and 560+ million bill-pay transactions annually. Their global technical support team of 200+ professionals offers 24/7 assistance through the web, phone, and email, solidifying their position as a payments industry leader.
ACI’s most relevant company milestone for this year would be our collaboration with the Federal Reserve in the development and launch of the FedNow Service, the Federal Reserve’s newly live instant payment rail. We were FedNow pilot participants and were among the first in the payments industry to complete testing and certification for the service.
Collaboration with Microsoft to help financial institutions and technical services enable instant payments transactions faster through ACI’s Real-Time Payments Cloud (RTPC) platform, which provides a payments interface between financial institutions and instant payments infrastructure, including The Clearing House's Real-Time Payments (RTP) Network and the FedNow Service in the U.S.
Kaseya is the leading global provider of unified IT management and security software for managed service providers (MSPs) and small to midsize businesses (SMBs). Since 2000, Kaseya has helped customers grow their businesses with best-in-breed technologies. More than 50,000 organizations globally use Kaseya’s industry-leading IT solutions, and the number is growing every day, along with Kaseya itself, which nearly doubled in size with the acquisition of Datto in 2022.
Under the leadership of CEO Fred Voccola, Kaseya has grown to nearly 5,000 employees worldwide, with close to 1,500 of them in Miami, FL, where the company is headquartered. Plans are underway to grow the Miami employee base by another 3,000 in the next three years. Kaseya, recognized as the largest tech employer in South Florida, also purchased naming rights to the Miami HEAT’s arena in 2023, now known as the Kaseya Center.
5. Benihana (tie)
Benihana, originally a modest family business in New York, has evolved into a revered cultural icon with a staggering 80 restaurants spanning across the United States, Caribbean, and Central and South America. At its core, Benihana attributes its enduring success to unwavering relationships with guests, investors, and a dedicated workforce.
Based in Aventura, Florida, Benihana's corporate headquarters is a testament to its reach and impact under the guidance of President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Baldwin. With a team of over 7,400 employees, the company stands as an industry giant, boasting ownership of 68 Benihana restaurants, one Samurai restaurant, and 19 RA Sushi establishments.
Notably, Benihana is the United States' premier operator of teppanyaki restaurants, a distinction that underscores its commitment to delivering exceptional dining experiences. As the company looks to the future, it remains firmly rooted in its tradition of offering delectable cuisine and forging meaningful connections with its stakeholders.
We have now opened our 69th Benihana restaurant in Temecula, CA. We also plan to open a small, fast-casual Benihana/RA Sushi concession-format restaurant in Bayside Marketplace in the next few months. It will be similar to the two very successful concessions we operate at Hard Rock Stadium.
5. ArisGlobal (tie)
ArisGlobal is a company known for its innovative technology solutions that drive research and development in various industries. Their flagship product, the award-winning LifeSphere® platform, accelerates product development, ensures regulatory compliance, and fosters global collaboration.
ArisGlobal is committed to innovation and maintaining high-quality standards, making them a vital player in the life science sector. They are trusted by healthcare and life sciences pioneers globally, with over 30 years of field experience backing their industry-leading solutions. Rooted in a heritage of innovation, ArisGlobal empowers customers to shape the future of healthcare.
6. Perry Ellis International
Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor, and licensor of a broad line of men's and women's apparel, accessories, and fragrances. The company's collection includes dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants, shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses, and swimwear, available through various retail distribution channels.
Through wholly owned subsidiaries, the company owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, such as Perry Ellis®, An Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Rafaella®, and more. They also enhance their brand portfolio by licensing trademarks from third parties, including Nike® for swimwear and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Recently, Perry Ellis International, Inc. partnered with Peerless Clothing International for men's tailored clothing, further solidifying its presence in the industry.
Founded in 2011, Picsart is the world's largest digital creation platform, boasting 150 million monthly active users in 180 countries with support for 30 languages. This innovative company empowers creators to unleash their artistic potential. Offering intuitive tools and exclusive content, Picsart allows users to craft visual stories effortlessly. With AI-driven editing tools, a vast open-source content repository, customizable templates, and a user-friendly interface, Picsart enables individuals to create images and videos with ease.
Creators on this platform design content, from brand logos to e-commerce visuals and trending social media posts. Notably, Picsart was one of the top 20 most downloaded apps worldwide in 2021, underscoring its global reach. In an age where digital creativity is paramount, Picsart's mission is to provide everyone with the creative edge they need, fostering a community that generates over a billion edits each month. With Picsart, you too can shape the present and future of digital content creation.
Picsart AI Image Generator surpassed half a billion images and over 2 million images per day. Picsart launched one of the first AI GIF Generators and developed one of the first open-source text-to-video efforts in the industry.
Barry's is the original high-energy cardio and strength interval training workout. Having launched in 1998 in Los Angeles, it went on to spur a global boutique fitness movement. Since then, it has grown to become not just a fitness leader but a community and lifestyle with innovative in-studio and digital class modalities, Fuel Bars, retail offerings, and a competitive loyalty program. With 84 studios spanning 14 countries, plus Barry’s X, the brand’s inaugural digital fitness experience.
Barry’s now brings its global Fit Fam community to its signature Red Room, both virtually and physically. Following the success of the original workout, Barry’s expanded its class offerings to include: LIFT (a 50-minute class focusing on strength training with monthly benchmarks for attainable goal setting); RIDE (a 50-minute class offering high-intensity interval training style indoor cycling paired with traditional Barry’s floor work); and Barry’s X, the first-of-its-kind digital fitness community that features both live and on-demand classes, each with Express and Full Length versions.
9. Acorn Health
Acorn Health is a family of ABA treatment providers that sets industry standards. Their behavior analytic professionals develop, apply, and share advances in ABA science, focusing on data and outcomes. Acorn Health providers combine best practices with evidence-based next practices, engaging entire families. They work with children of all ages, starting as young as 18 months, emphasizing early intervention for stronger outcomes.
Acorn Health has locations in Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. Founded by a team experienced in healthcare navigation and patient care, backed by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP), Canada's largest single-profession pension plan. Recently, Acorn Health achieved full accreditation for all 71 of its centers from the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE).
AirSculpt® is a next-generation body contouring treatment designed to optimize both comfort and precision. Available exclusively at AirSculpt locations, our minimally invasive, patented procedure, performed by our expert surgical team, permanently removes stubborn fat and tightens skin while sculpting targeted areas of the body. The gentle nature of the procedure allows for quick healing with minimal bruising, tighter skin, and precise results. Over 40,000 patients have experienced the AirSculpt difference across our 27 locations in the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Exusia is a globally recognized company at the forefront of analytics, data engineering, and cloud computing solutions. Founded in 2012 in New York City, Exusia has firmly established its presence with headquarters in Miami, London, Johannesburg, and Pune, India. This ISO 27001-certified multinational firm is dedicated to delivering top-tier consulting services encompassing strategy, execution, and managed services, as well as innovative software solutions through Software as a Service (SaaS) for a wide range of industries, including healthcare, finance, telecommunications, consumer products, hospitality, supply chain, and high technology sectors.
Exusia's mission is to empower clients to boost revenue, optimize operational costs, and meet regulatory requirements by harnessing the potential of analytics and data engineering. Their unique approach blends strategy, intellectual property, technical expertise, and managed services to deliver remarkable returns on investment for clients worldwide, especially those dealing with immense data volumes and intricate data engineering needs.
12. Quirch Foods
Quirch Foods, a food product distributor, boasts a rich legacy spanning 55 years, establishing itself as a major player in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean. The company caters to an extensive and diverse clientele, including independent and chain supermarkets, food service distributors, processors and manufacturers, cruise lines, and restaurants. Operating an impressive fleet of nearly 500 refrigerated trucks and controlling over 2.3 million square feet of distribution space across 23 strategically located facilities in various states such as Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Puerto Rico, Quirch Foods ensures efficient and reliable distribution services.
In addition to its extensive distribution network, Quirch Foods maintains a portfolio of exclusive food brands. The company goes beyond mere distribution, offering comprehensive domestic and international logistics, cold chain services, marketing support, and cutting-edge technological solutions. These services contribute to an unparalleled level of customer satisfaction. Most recently, Quirch Foods, LLC, has expanded its footprint with the launch of a new food distribution center dedicated to serving the regions of Tennessee and Kentucky, reinforcing its commitment to delivering top-notch service and expanding its reach in the food industry.
13. Femwell Group Health
Founded in 1997, Femwell Group Health is a Management Services Organization (MSO) based in Florida. Its primary mission is to empower physicians by equipping them with the tools and support needed to efficiently manage their practices, allowing them to focus on patient care. The organization serves hundreds of physicians across the state, extending its reach from Miami to Jacksonville.
As Florida's leading MSO, Femwell specializes in delivering business solutions tailored to the healthcare industry. Their comprehensive suite of services, including managed care support, accounting, and marketing, is designed to boost productivity and enhance profitability for medical practices.
What sets Femwell apart is its understanding of the intricacies associated with managing large physician groups. Their expert team possesses the knowledge and experience necessary to guide medical groups at every stage, from initial formation to ongoing management. By assuming the operational and administrative burdens, Femwell Group Health allows physicians to dedicate themselves entirely to their patients, ensuring the well-being of the communities they serve.
Intradeco Apparel, a leader in the textile industry with over 40 years of experience, operates as a global manufacturing company. Specializing in casual clothing and thermal underwear, Intradeco supplies retailers throughout North America, including the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company's success is driven by its manufacturing facilities, logistics solutions, and dedication to staying at the forefront of merchandising trends.
Intradeco's reputation extends beyond its manufacturing prowess, as it has demonstrated a commitment to sustainability, earning recognition from industry partners and leaders. Their recent acquisition of Indera Mills further bolsters their position in the thermal market, showcasing a company that continually strives for growth and excellence.
Moreover, Intradeco Apparel fulfills its social responsibility by supporting charitable organizations and foundations on a global scale. This positions Intradeco as an industry leader with a strong commitment to quality, sustainability, and community betterment.
15. Enfinity Global
Enfinity Global Inc. is a US-based leader in renewable energy and sustainability services, established in 2018. The company owns a portfolio of 17 GW of renewable energy projects at various stages of development, including operational assets and those under construction, contributing to a net-zero carbon footprint across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. With offices in the US, Asia, and Europe, the company's core activities span the entire lifecycle of renewable energy assets.
Enfinity Global is supported by a leadership team with over 300 years of combined experience in the renewable energy sector and with a track record of over $37 billion in financing and 15 GW in solar and wind assets. The recent acquisition of 546 MW of solar assets in the United States, along with a €400 million investment by ICG to support near-term growth, solidifies the company's commitment to sustainable energy solutions. Enfinity Global is also a co-founding member of the Venice Sustainability Foundation, with over 190 employees worldwide dedicated to driving positive change in the industry.
TempMee is a dental staffing marketplace connecting dental offices with licensed hygienists and dental assistants via a user-friendly smartphone app. Established in 2019, the platform facilitates on-demand temporary staffing, with over 15,000 dental offices and 45,000 dental professionals participating. It has filled over 100,000 shifts, resulting in more than $36 million in payments to professionals.
Co-founded by Cary Gahm, Edward Thomas, and Deborah Simmons, RDH, TempMee has evolved from a startup to a thriving Miami-based company with a team of over 120 members. In February 2022, the company secured $4.1 million in venture capital funding for national expansion.
TempMee has also collaborated with BrownGirl, RDH, to announce a scholarship program supporting dental hygiene students, emphasizing its commitment to addressing staffing challenges and fostering future dental professionals.
17. Monte Nido
Monte Nido & Affiliates, a Miami-based company founded in 1996, stands as a prominent figure in the field of eating disorder therapy. With over two decades of experience, their staff, including recovered professionals, deliver clinically comprehensive and research-backed treatment to adults and adolescents battling eating and co-occurring disorders.
Operating in 15 states across the United States, Monte Nido & Affiliates offers a full continuum of care through five distinct clinical programs: Monte Nido, Walden Behavioral Care, Clementine, Rosewood Centers, and Oliver-Pyatt Centers. The company's residential programs are accredited by the Joint Commission, ensuring the highest standards of quality care.
Monte Nido & Affiliates goes beyond conventional treatment by focusing on enhancing motivation, fostering insight, developing healthy coping strategies, repairing and strengthening relationships, and reshaping clients' self-perception within their world. In a recent development, their commitment to advancement is underscored as they support the integration of trauma treatment into residential eating disorder programs. Monte Nido & Affiliates continues to lead the way in providing comprehensive, compassionate care for individuals on their journey to recovery.
BlackBeltHelp is the premier AI-powered Contact-Center-as-a-Service (CCaaS) provider, specializing in serving the diverse needs of students, faculty, and staff within the realm of higher education. With a proven track record of more than 200 clients, BlackBeltHelp is a trusted partner for colleges and universities seeking to enhance their support experiences.
At the heart of their offerings is "Simplify," an integrated, omnichannel platform that streamlines and unifies disparate systems across campus environments. This powerful tool is engineered to provide a seamless and user-friendly experience, leveraging analytics to drive institutional processes and bolster student engagement efforts. Whether it's after hours, weekends, or round the clock, BlackBeltHelp's solutions are tailored to cater to the unique demands of higher education, ultimately contributing to improved student experiences and institutional efficiency.
Recent partnerships and selections, such as EdgeMarket, Samuel Merritt University, and Unifyed, underscore BlackBeltHelp's commitment to pushing the boundaries of AI-powered student support services, solidifying their position as a game-changer in the higher education landscape.
PairSoft, a company formed in 2020, brought together three brands in APIA and procurement: PaperSave, Webiplex DocuPeak, and Paramount WorkPlace. This merger aimed to offer users a comprehensive view of the spend management cycle. Developed by WhiteOwl, PairSoft offers a solution for document management, workflow, and transaction automation.
PairSoft's integration feature facilitates access to documents linked to records within a range of software systems, including Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, SL, Enterprise CRM, Intacct, Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge®, Financial Edge™, and Educational Edge™. This integration empowers organizations with financial automation solutions, fostering enterprise-wide efficiency and collaboration.
PairSoft operates as a global team of innovators and advocates, revolutionizing the way financial data is collected, stored, and manipulated. Their automation technology effortlessly integrates with existing ERP systems, delivering an end-user experience. This enables accounting, procurement, and fundraising teams to focus on their core responsibilities while PairSoft handles the heavy lifting, making them a reliable partner in the quest for operational excellence.
QuickNode is a leading multinational company backed by a team boasting over 40 years of collective experience in datacenter management, high-speed networks, and distributed systems. Their mission is to streamline blockchain infrastructure for both large enterprises and smaller teams alike.
QuickNode offers a lightning-fast global API, granting access to a vast array of resources, including 24+ blockchains and 35+ networks. Additionally, they provide a range of high-leverage tools, such as IPFS, NFT/Token API, Graph API, QuickAlerts, Marketplace, and more. This suite of services, combined with expert support, empowers developers to refine and expand the capabilities of their applications.
QuickNode is a trusted and comprehensive blockchain developer platform that has earned the confidence of top Web3 projects and businesses. Their contributions to the blockchain ecosystem have been ongoing since 2017. Notably, the company recently secured an impressive $60 million in a Series B funding round, further solidifying their commitment to advancing blockchain adoption.
21. Lumu Technologies
Lumu Technologies is a cybersecurity company that measures compromise in real time. The company illuminates threats, attacks, and adversaries affecting enterprises worldwide. Using actionable intelligence, Lumu secures networks by enhancing existing defense capabilities developed over the past 25 years.
Lumu Technologies recently announced an integration with the Digital Attack Surface Platform from Trend Micro and raised USD$30 million in an investment round. This highlights the company's commitment to staying at the forefront of cybersecurity innovation and underscores its impact on the world of cybersecurity.
DoorLoop, founded in 2019, is a company that has quickly become a game-changer in the real estate industry. Committed to simplifying property management, DoorLoop emerged from the minds of property managers and landlords who sought solutions to enhance their portfolios and bottom lines.
With $30 million in investments and a team of professionals, DoorLoop stands out as the go-to all-in-one software for property management. This platform has garnered a reputation, boasting five-star ratings across various online platforms.
Based in Miami, Florida, DoorLoop operates with over 100 employees. The company's mission is to revolutionize property management, providing a new level of convenience and freedom to property managers. As DoorLoop continues to evolve and innovate, it remains committed to helping individuals grow their real estate portfolios effortlessly.
Eberjey, a notable name in the lingerie and sleepwear industry, was founded in 1996 by the duo of Ali Mejia and Mariela Rovito. Frustrated by the prevailing objectification of women in the lingerie market, they set out to create a brand that celebrated comfort and confidence. Their journey began in their early twenties, when they recognized a void in sleepwear and lingerie that needed to be filled with beautiful, functional pieces that exuded joy and love.
Eberjey's mission was to design underpinnings that make women feel fabulous, emphasizing authenticity and individuality. Over the years, Eberjey has received acclaim and recognition. It has been featured in fashion magazines, blogs, TV shows, and even blockbuster films, drawing a loyal following of customers who appreciate the brand's commitment to making women feel confident and beautiful.
Today, Eberjey's reach extends to over 1,200 specialty stores worldwide and major department stores. The brand's commitment to sourcing fabrics and laces from all over the world ensures a soft and delicately feminine aesthetic that has become synonymous with the Eberjey name. With its roots firmly grounded in empowerment and self-expression, Eberjey continues to redefine the world of intimate apparel.
24. Atomic Brands
Atomic Brands, founded in 2007 by three entrepreneurs, is known for its commitment to creating quality products. Monaco Cocktails, its flagship product, is an award-winning ready-to-drink cocktail in a can that has pioneered a new category since its 2012 launch. With fifteen offerings, Monaco caters to various consumer preferences.
Atomic Brands' success stems from its dedication to innovation and adaptability to changing consumer tastes. The company's strong sales and distribution teams collaborate closely with retail and wholesale partners. Recently, Atomic Brands partnered with the Orendain Family to bring Tequila to the U.S. market, further solidifying its presence in the beverage industry.
Established in 1991, DataRemote, Inc. leads the IoT industrial market, offering IoT products, cellular modems, routers, and radio appliances for wireless data transmission. DataRemote specializes in IoT wireless solutions for cost reduction and improved visibility and reporting of legacy equipment. A notable product is the "POTS IN A BOX," an LTE router and IP appliance that replaces wireline Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) lines, supporting FAX, fire panels, burglar alarms, analog modem data, ring-down, voice, and emergency lines, with full E-911 access.
DataRemote has been a pioneer in the machine-to-machine and cellular technology marketplace since 1991. Specializing in Cellular Routers and Modems, M2M and IoT, T1, DS0, PSTN, Fleet and Two-Way Radio over Cellular, Legacy Equipment Transition, and SCADA Telemetry.
DataRemote combines proven hardware with technical support to provide solutions to Fortune 500 companies in retail, healthcare, oil & gas, utilities, transportation, manufacturing, construction, and government.