LITTLETON, September 1, 2016 – Inc. magazine has ranked Vertex Innovations on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.
“The Inc. 5000 is has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success” said Vertex Innovations president, Wayne Smith. “As a small business in such a powerful industry, I am very proud that our growth rate has placed us alongside so many other leading U.S. companies.”
Wayne continued: “We hope that this recognition of Vertex inspires and sets a precedent for innovation among our peers and partners in the wireless sector.”
The 2016 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
"The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”
The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million.
Vertex Innovations attributes much of its rapid growth to its unique and innovative program management service model. The company will showcase this model with a 1967 Shelby GT 500, also known as “Eleanor,” at the CTIA Super Mobility 2016 conference in Las Vegas next week. How does the no. 1 classic muscle car in America relate to the wireless network of tomorrow? Attendees will have to visit the Vertex booth (#4361) to find out. Located just on the main aisle between the Tower and Small Cell zone and the Connected Life and Technology zone, Vertex will have “Eleanor” on display and will be running a contest to give away a Ninebot by Segway Minipro.
About Vertex Innovations:
Headquartered in Littleton, Colorado, Vertex Innovations was established in 2003 to help the most innovative and successful companies stay ahead of the future. With a robust service offering ranging from performance-based solutions to excellence training and customized software integration, Vertex equips network operators, equipment manufacturers, contractors, strategic suppliers, and others with telecommunication infrastructure in order to wholly improve communication, public safety, and profit gains.
Vertex Innovations currently has active projects across 17 states with a growing team nationwide. At any given time, Vertex has approximately 2,000 live project sites throughout the U.S., including dark fiber, C-RAN, DAS and more. To learn more, please visit www.vertex-us.com.
About Inc. Media:
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. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.