Inc. Magazine, for two consecutive years, has ranked Quick Left on its list of “America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.” Quick Left, ranked at NO. 1916, represents one of 5,000 companies on its 33rd annual list. The magazine’s exclusive list represents the most comprehensive look at the nation’s leading entrepreneurial and innovative companies. Companies who have been previously acknowledged on the Inc. 500|5000 list, include Oracle, Microsoft, Patagonia, Under Armour, and Patagonia.
Inc. Magazine particularly seeks to highlight companies with CEOs that are company founders as well. Quick Left incorporated that dynamic, but with a twist. Quick Left’s Co-founder and CEO of Consulting, Ingrid Alongi, represents part of only 14 percent of the 5000 companies with a female leader. Despite the lack of female CEOs on the list, this statistic has almost doubled in the last 10 years.
“We are excited to be in the Inc 5000 list for the second year in a row. Our continued growth has been an incredible experience and we look forward to being on the list again next year.”, Alongi said.
According to the Inc. 500, the recognized companies are “surging”; in 2014 the 500 companies collectively created just over 46,000 jobs and increased its median growth rate to 1,828 percent from last year’s 1,739 percent. The 2014 Inc. 500|5000 list, unveiled in Inc. Magazine’s September issue, was regarded as the most competitive in the list’s history. Making the cut involved meeting requirements that included: acquiring no less than $100,000 in revenue in 2010, and no less than $2,000,000 in 2013. Quick Left has had a 213 percent 3-year growth and generated a $3.5MM revenue in 2013.
CEO Matt Work attributes Quick Left’s success to the company’s daring innovation, “We enable our employees to craft quality engineering while simultaneously pushing the technological boundaries. Our innovative and bold tendencies have led to our growth, and we look forward to continued expansion and success.”