August 21, 2012 | News | Online Reputation Management, Public Relations, Search Engine Optimization
REQ Named to INC. 500 List of America's Fastest-Growing Companies
RepEquity, a DC-based and industry leading online brand management company, today announced that it has been named to the prestigious 2012 Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest growing companies. In its first year of eligibility, REQ was ranked #195 with a three-year growth rate of 1,832%. This achievement places RepEquity among an elite group of companies in the Inc. 500 history such as Microsoft, Oracle, Intuit, and Under Armour. Other entrants this year include Facebook, Chobani, and Yelp.
"We are thrilled and honored to be named to the Inc. 500," said RepEquity CEO and founder, Tripp Donnelly. "We are very proud to be ranked amongst the country’s most dynamic companies shaping business today. This recognition validates the innovative services and technology we deliver to our clients and a testament to the dedicated work of our talented team.”
"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is," says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg. He added that RepEquity had to thrive “through three of the toughest years this economy has seen in living memory.”
Out of the nearly 7 million privately-owned companies based in the U.S., only 500 are recognized in this group each year. Unveiled in the September issue of Inc., the 2012 Inc. 500 is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a minimum of 770% in revenue growth. Companies are ranked according to revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011 and have to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent as of December 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) For more information, visit www.inc.com/500.
RepEquity merges the science of search and social media with proprietary technology and award-winning digital strategy to enhance and protect brands online. The company specializes in online reputation management (ORM), search engine optimization (SEO), social media management, and Mobile/Web/Application development. RepEquity serves some of the most recognized brands and leaders in entertainment, finance, retail, real estate, energy, trade associations, and non-profit organizations. Among several awards in its history, RepEquity was recently named to SmartCEO’s 100 Best-Run Companies, the VOLT Technology Innovator Awards, and its CEO named to Washington Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Business Leaders. For more information, visit req.co.