Covenant Eyes Named to Inc. 5000

Accountability and Filtering Software Company makes Inc. 5000 Honor Roll of Fastest Growing Companies

Owosso, MI (Sept. 13, 2012) Record breaking growth doesn’t come by accident, says Ron DeHaas, president of Covenant Eyes in Owosso. It has everything to do with helping people.

Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability and Filtering has been named to position 2,871 in the 2012 Inc. 5000 Honor Roll of the fastest growing companies in America.

The company surpassed its sales records every month during 2012, and has hired 20 new employees so far this year. Currently, the company is seeking software engineers, marketing staff, and customer service representatives.

“We are very proud of our teams,” DeHaas said. “We are providing software for computers, smart phones and tablets that help families use the Internet safely, and we provide free customer support and educational materials because we care deeply about our mission.”

In recent months, Covenant Eyes has published e-books such as “Parenting the Internet Generation,” and provides these resources free to anyone visiting their website. The company also produces a free online magazine, called Pure Minds Online, which delivers the latest information on Internet trends and safety.

“It feels so good to help a mom or dad, who might not be as computer savvy as their kids, understand how to protect their family online,” said Dave Stanton, a customer service representative. “Sometimes people have computer viruses and other problems and they don’t know what to do. That’s okay, I know I can help them get on the right track.”

Covenant Eyes growth has also been helpful to Shiawassee County. In addition to hiring for new positions, Covenant Eyes provides annual college scholarships to Shiawassee County residents, is a sponsor of the Pregnancy Resource Center of Shiawassee County, and helped underwrite the cost of a new playscape at Bentley Park.

“While we serve families with our services in more than 100 countries, we’re especially proud to serve families in Shiawassee County,” Covenant Eyes Human Resources Director Marianne Huff said.

For more than 30 years, Inc. has celebrated the fastest-growing private companies in America. As an Inc. 5000 honoree, Covenant Eyes now shares a pedigree with Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, and Facebook, said Eric Schurenberg, editor of Inc. magazine.

Owosso is home to the global headquarters of Covenant Eyes, which provides Internet Accountability and Filtering services to individuals, families, schools, colleges, businesses, and organizations around the world.

Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability monitors how the Internet is used on a computer, phone, or tablet and rates every web page viewed with ratings similar to movie and video game ratings, such as T for Teen and M for Mature. This information is compiled into reports, which are e-mailed to a friend or parent, and are useful for guiding conversations about how the Internet should be used. Reports also show the words typed into search engines and the titles of videos watched on sites like YouTube. Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability is available for Windows and Mac computers, Android phones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, and the iPod touch.

Parents also use this rating system to decide the sensitivity of the Covenant Eyes Windows Filter for every member of their family. This allows families to choose what sites can be visited based on the age of the child or adult using the Internet. The Filter also allows parents to choose the amount of time per day and the times of day the Internet may be used.