Outsell makes the Inc. 5000 list for the fourth consecutive year; Impressive three-year revenue growth of 96 percent
Outsell announced today that it has been named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies for the fourth consecutive year. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s entrepreneurs.
Outsell was named to the list based on a three-year revenue growth rate of 96 percent. In support of that growth, the company has tripled its employee count over the past three years.
“It’s an honor to see Oustell listed once again among the fastest-growing private companies throughout the country and among other fast-growing companies right here in Minnesota,” said Mike Wethington, CEO, Outsell LLC. “Our steady growth is attributed to the business impact our customer engagement solution brings to our clients in the automotive industry and the ongoing innovation from our talented team of committed employees.”
Outsell Fuel™, an analytically-driven, cross-channel customer engagement platform, engenders customer loyalty and generates incremental sales for many of the top automotive brands in North America, including Chevrolet, Toyota, Subaru, Jaguar and Volkswagen. Outsell Fuel is comprised of a suite of innovative products that include Outsell Campaign™, providing analytically driven ready-to-send, cross-channel direct marketing campaigns; Outsell Social™, offering comprehensive social media management tools; Outsell BuyerScout™, a big-data solution for in-market buyer detection, and Outsell NeuroMotics™, a collection of proprietary analytic models that anticipate automotive customers’ needs.
Next month, Dan Smith, Outsell’s Chief Marketing Officer, will speak at the 17th Digital Dealer Conference and Expo in Las Vegas on the timely industry topic “Using Predictive Analytics to Achieve Relevancy and Improve Sales.” Dan’s presentation will take place on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 9:30-10:20 a.m. For more information about the conference and to register, visit http://www.digitaldealerconference.com
The 2014 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands from August 20 to November 30), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 516%. The Inc. 5000’ s aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 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.
“What surprises me, even though I know it’s coming, is the sheer variety of the paths our entrepreneurs take to success, thematically reflecting how our economy has evolved,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “This year there are far more social media and far fewer computer hardware businesses than there were, say, six years ago. But what doesn’t change is the fearsome creativity unleashed by American entrepreneurship.”
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 15 through 17, 2014 in Phoenix. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as Michael Dell, Martha Stewart, host of the CNBC show “The Profit” Marcus Lemonis, Container Store Founder and CEO Kip Tindell, and Chobani Founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya.
The 2014 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2013. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. 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/5000.