ATLAS Rounds Out Latest Honors With Inc. Magazine’s Vet100 Recognition

Traverse City, Michigan — December 10, 2020 — ATLAS Space Operations announced today it has been named to the annual Vet100 list as one of the fastest growing veteran-owned businesses listed by Inc. This recognition follows ATLAS’ recognition in the Inc. 5000, where they placed No. 102 overall and No. 15 in software companies.

Vet100 fastest growing veteran-owned businessesThe ranking, created in partnership with Inc. Magazine and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), was born out of the iconic Inc. 5000, which lists the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies based in the U.S. Both distinctions are considered hallmarks of entrepreneurial success.

Beyond its ownership, ATLAS proudly works to support and employ veterans, and it shows: over 40% of the company is staffed by veterans. Additionally, ATLAS works directly with Veteran Transition Assistance Programs designed to help veterans move into the civil workforce. In the last two years alone, ATLAS hired five additional veterans to their staff.

“The ATLAS leadership team values the work ethic, integrity, and adaptability our nations’ veterans bring to the table in their post-military service” says Mike Carey, ATLAS Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder.

Carey, an Air Force veteran, added “Their presence on our team works well because they bring the same sense of mission, unit cohesion and dedication to a collective effort, helping to propel ATLAS. By striking the right balance of rigidity with regards to protocols and standards, while encouraging abstract problem solving and open communication, we have landed on a workplace dynamic that any manager would envy.”

Earlier this year, the ATLAS Space Operations team was recognized as a Silver Level Veteran-Friendly employer by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. ATLAS touts a specific veteran recruitment and hiring process, and is one of 29 companies to achieve this recognition in Michigan.

“Business growth is a real economic driver in this country and the fact is that most of the new jobs in the economy—over 87 percent—are created by private businesses,” says Eric Schurenberg, CEO of Mansueto Ventures, publisher of Inc. Magazine. “Veteran entrepreneurs contribute their share to the job story, employing over 5.5 million. They deserve to be recognized for their continued service to the country.”

Vet100 honorees will be formally recognized during the Vet100 Awards dinner at IVMF’s Veteran EDGE Conference, to be held in Dallas, TX, in October 2021. EDGE is the first-of-its-kind coalition of large companies supporting the success of veteran-owned businesses, connecting them with entrepreneurial education, training, resources, and networking opportunities.

For more information on the Inc. Vet100 list, visit:

About ATLAS Space Operations:
ATLAS Space Operations, ranked No. 102 on Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list, provides affordable, secure, and exceptional ground-to-space communications services to the rapidly growing space industry. Employing a revolutionary approach to satellite communications driven by new thinking and new technology, ATLAS brings more data down from space, faster, and more affordable than ever before. For more information on ATLAS, please visit

About Inc. and the Inc. 5000:
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Now in its 40th year, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.

About Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families:
Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) delivers no-cost career training and entrepreneurship programs across the US and globally. And we help ease the transition after service back into communities for service members, veterans and their families as well as prepare them for successful careers and business ownership. We’ve supported over 150,000 to date. It’s our mission to support theirs. For more information, visit and follow the IVMF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Contact Information:
Dan Carey
Marketing Director, ATLAS Space Operations
+1 (231) 598-6814 ext 105

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