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C-leveled announced today that it acquired FINTEL LLC, a privately held company located in Madison, Wisconsin. Founded in 1999, FINTEL offers comprehensive data analytics, business intelligence and industry benchmarking.  FINTEL has a successful history of leading clients to better business decisions by unlocking the insights contained in their proprietary data set, the largest and most reliable financial benchmarking database of privately held companies.

C-leveled provides companies with the tools, services and assistance required to launch, develop and grow their businesses.   With a bench consisting of serial entrepreneurs, C-leveled breaks through limiting barriers faced by  startups and small businesses by delivering executive-level strategies, tactical tools, practical assistance and operational life cycle services.  “We have assembled the depth of talent that comes with decades of entrepreneurial experience.  With our acquisition of FINTEL, C-leveled will offer a new and powerful toolset to further enhance our services for the business community. At its core, C-leveled is entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs to prosper under the new rules of business engagement,” said Denise DeSimone, CEO, C-leveled.

FINTEL analytics provide a broad range of benchmarking and analytical tools to pinpoint problem areas, and provide diagnostics for improving performance. Examples of the capabilities are:  FINTEL Industry Metrics (FIM) reports is an analytics tool that offers unique and powerful insights into the financial profiles and performances of privately held companies operating across almost all industries; the FINTEL Business Scorecard (FBS) tool provides companies with a simple, quick and insightful snapshot of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) in comparison with industry peers and competitors; the FINTEL Business Analyzer (FBA) is a full package suite offering access to FIM & FBS, along with a range of analytical modules with interactive “what-if” financial modeling to improve KPIs.

HONCHO, the C-leveled business analytics and intelligence site, will offer a dynamic community for entrepreneurs to connect, share ideas and advice, and provide tools that every business can utilize to improve performance. This entire suite of FINTEL tools is being integrated into HONCHO. HONCHO will provide companies the actionable insight into their operating performance with unparalleled competitive analytics and a robust knowledge base of tools, technology and recommendations to improve performance.

Boris Nenide, Co-Founder of FINTEL, will join C-leveled as Chief Technology Officer and Board Member.  “Boris provides unmatched advisory capabilities to his clients and to us, and we are very excited to have him as a member of C-leveled,” said DeSimone.

“FINTEL has worked for over a decade consulting for small and medium-sized businesses and teaching entrepreneurs how to navigate through competitive marketplaces,” said Nenide.  “We look forward to joining C-leveled to develop and launch great concepts for clients.”


FINTEL was founded in 1999 by Boris Nenide and Dr. Robert W. Pricer and is a leading provider of data services and business intelligence solutions.  FINTEL has developed a suite of Web-based tools that combine powerful techniques of financial analysis developed by Dr. Pricer, with industry benchmarking powered by the largest and most reliable database of financial information of privately held companies from North America.

About C-leveled

C-leveled, founded in 2009 and headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is a leading provider of entrepreneur services and subscription-based software tools that help businesses to launch, develop and grow their business.  C-leveled addresses the business challenges faced by start-ups, growth initiatives for established companies and funding and exit strategies for entrepreneurs.