The ExecRanks Named to Inc. 5000

Fastest growing company in executive search receives prestigious award

Novato, Calif, August 16, 2017 --  Inc. Magazine has ranked The ExecRanks, the largest member-based executive search firm, no. 591 on its 36th 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 and midsized businesses. The ExecRanks has achieved a three-year sales growth of 765%.

"It's an honor to be acknowledged by Inc. 5000 for the innovation and entrepreneurial achievements that The ExecRanks has accomplished in defining the next generation of executive search,” said Jonathan Aspatore, CEO of The ExecRanks. "We are extremely proud of our employees and the thousands of members that have made us the fastest growing company in executive search.”

"The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

The 2017 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved an impressive three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database, can be found at

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.

About The ExecRanks

The ExecRanks is the largest member-based executive search firm. With thousands of executive members, The ExecRanks platform is bridging the gap between talent solutions and professional advancement through a unique blend of technology and personal service. Our combination of executive search professionals, proprietary platform and patent-pending algorithms for executive talent matching are facilitating record numbers of placements between members of The ExecRanks and companies seeking top executive talent. To learn more about The ExecRanks visit:


The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 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

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The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

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