Inc. Magazine Reveals Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000
BOULDER, CO, August 18, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Inc. magazine today revealed that Zia Consulting is No. 4294 on its annual Inc. 5000 list. This is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment, its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
“I knew that Zia’s biggest challenge, especially over this last year, was maintaining financial viability and managing uncertainty,” said Mike Mahon, CEO and President of Zia Consulting. “Being part of Inc. 5000 is a great honor. It demonstrates that combining our approach of transparency—treating employees, partners, and customers equally around a core of integrity—with creativity and innovation paid off.”
Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years.
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 top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc., which will be available on newsstands on August 20.
“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”
Zia Consulting is an industry leader in enterprise content management (ECM), process management, document capture, and cloud sharing technologies. This makes them experts at protecting companies’ high-value content and data. Zia helps people determine if their content is important, regulated, governed, or critical to the business. Then, they provide an automated solution that reduces the manual entry of information and the movement of content and data. They also automate governance and develop tools that line-of-business users rely on everyday for protection.
Zia’s CEO and President, Mike Mahon, measures their success by the results they drive and the people they take care of. A common practice for Mike is to choose a word or two for the business to focus on throughout the year. In January 2020, he picked the words grit and gratitude. When the pandemic hit, he added connectedness, innovation, and growth. He shifted his focus to removing as much uncertainty as possible by communicating curated and factual information from economists and leadership circles every two weeks. He asked employees to become the chief learning officer of their life. Instead of furloughing employees, he formed the Innovation Team, a mix of engineers and leadership people who met regularly to address technical areas of growth and innovation. He and his team became deeply engaged with each other, customers, and partners. They found ways for companies to leverage existing investments so they could do more with less.
Mike is exceptionally good at building culture and teams that are thriving, personally and professionally. He empowers people to live a good life at home, in business, and in their social circles. He embraced the challenges of last year head on by staying curious, flexible, and agile. Out of this came great growth. Mike firmly believes that Zia can sustainably grow by another 60% over the next five years, foster an excellent working environment, and build strong communities by doing well financially and giving back to the places they live and love.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. By December 31, 2020, selected companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, and for-profit. They must also be independent, rather than subsidiaries or divisions of other companies. Since December, some of the companies on the list may have gone public or been acquired. The minimum revenue required was $100,000 in 2017 and $2 million in 2020. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. There was one tie on this year’s Inc. 5000. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.
About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including web sites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Vision Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
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About Zia Consulting
Zia Consulting is an award-winning system integrator of content management, process management, document capture, and cloud sharing technologies. We address the needs of enterprises to better manage, process, and secure documents by automating business processes and enhancing information governance. Our vertical accelerators for insurance, mortgage, accounting, manufacturing, and more are utilized by some of the world’s largest enterprises to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and mitigate risk.
For more information visit www.ziaconsulting.com.
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