Tier10 was named to the exclusive 2013 Inc. 5000 list, which honors the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. The agency was ranked no. 999 out of the magazine’s list of 5,000 companies.
Tier10, which is based in Herndon, Va., in the Washington D.C. metro area, was also ranked 55th in Virginia and 71st in the D.C. area overall. Its placement on the list puts Tier10 among an impressive group of companies that gained early exposure on previous lists, including Microsoft, Pandora, Oracle, 7-Eleven, Zipcar and Zappos. The 2013 list is revealed in Inc. magazine’s September issue and online.
“It’s very exciting to make this list and be in the same company as some well-known organizations that have grown to great success,” said Scott Fletcher, co-founder and vice president of client services. “With our talented team and great partnerships, I feel as if we’re at the tipping point and headed to a period of even greater growth.”
After many years of working together, Fletcher and fellow co-founder Scott Rodgers took a risk to start Tier10 in 2008 in the midst of a struggling economy. With the added support of automotive entrepreneurs David Boice and Sean Wolfington, the company quickly evolved from just two employees to over 50 and has become one of the leading automotive advertising agencies in the country. One of the agency’s current projects is a full-scale campaign with legendary New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera and the New York Acura Dealers.
“It’s always great to be acknowledged for the work we love to do,” said Rodgers, Tier10’s chief creative officer. “We are constantly striving to set ourselves apart in the industry. We have a lot of unique opportunities in the works and this recognition further affirms that we must be doing something right.”
In a stagnant economic environment, the median growth rate of 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies is an impressive 142 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created a combined total of over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion.
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/5000.
“Not all the companies in the Inc. 500|5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household-name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.