Sequoia Financial Group, LLC (Sequoia), an independent financial services firm based in Akron, Ohio, was among an elite group of 101 Northeast Ohio mid-sized companies to be recognized at the 2013 Leading EDGE Awards on May 23 at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio. In its seventh year, this prestigious award was developed by The Entrepreneurs EDGE to recognize value-creating, mid-sized companies in the region. Qualifying companies operate within the 17 counties of Northeast Ohio and generate revenues up to $750 million, a portion of which must come from outside the region.

Honored companies were identified by the value they create in our regional economy, based on a sum of their earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) and total taxable compensation for all Northeast Ohio-based employees.

“We are proud not only because of the overall growth Sequoia has experienced this past year, but also because we are able to generate revenue from outside our region and bring it back to benefit our Northeast Ohio communities,” says Sequoia President Tom Haught. “Our success is a testament to our quality staff and clients.”

About Edge

EDGE drives growth for companies by bringing together their leadership teams to share best practices and inspire each other to pursue the biggest opportunities. EDGE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and is the only Northeast Ohio economic development group that is focused on helping mid-sized companies strengthen their leadership teams in order to take their companies to the next level.