CIENCE Ranks High on Inc. 5000 List for Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the U.S.

The premier business magazine for growing businesses, Inc. announced its annual Inc. 5000 list, a prestigious ranking that placed CIENCE at No. 588 of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The third year in a row to make the list, CIENCE was recognized for its outstanding three-year revenue growth of 817 percent.

“We are incredibly proud and honored to be recognized by Inc. during what could best be described as a period of change,” said Eric Quanstrom, CMO at CIENCE. “2020 was a challenging year for everyone—everywhere. We attribute our exceptional growth over the past three years, including during the pandemic, first to our clients and next to our incredible team members who are dedicated to providing our clients with the best customer experience possible.”

CIENCE’s high ranking earned the company a top spot on the Inc. 5000 list, representing the best companies in a given industry. The 2021 Inc. 5000 provides a comprehensive look at the most successful small businesses in the U.S. that showed remarkable growth between 2017 and 2020, ranked according to their percentage revenue growth.

To qualify, businesses had to generate a minimum of $100,000 in 2017 and a minimum of $2 million in 2020. In addition, the company must have been founded and generating revenue by the end of March 2017. Companies up for consideration were U.S- based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies as of December 31, 2010. 

This award marks the third consecutive year that CIENCE has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list:  

  • In 2019, we debuted at No. 112 in the rankings, with a 3,000+% growth rate between 2015 and 2018. 
  • In 2020, CIENCE was recognized at No. 793, with a 604% growth rate between 2016 and 2019.
  • In 2021, we jumped up the list again to No. 588, with an outstanding growth rate of 817% between 2017 and 2020.
  • Since 2015, the company has grown by more than 12,000%. 
Despite the economic setback caused by the pandemic, companies that made it to the 2021 Inc. 5000 list got a median three-year growth of 543%, a median revenue that reached 11.1 million, and added more than 610,000 jobs total to the American economy. 

“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.”

With almost 8 million businesses in the U.S. alone, being recognized in this top percentile is truly an extraordinary accomplishment and testament to how CIENCE is exceeding the expectations of our customers.  

"Our growth at CIENCE has been consistently strong year over year, and we’ve continued that momentum into 2021," said John Girard, CEO of CIENCE. "This is especially meaningful this year as our clients have continued to turn to us as a strategic partner during a global pandemic. Our ability to help our clients adapt to a changing world has been really beneficial.”

About Inc.

Inc. magazine is a media brand trusted by businesses all over the world that reaches a 50-million audience every month. The Inc. 5000 list has been published annually since 1982 to recognize the immense growth of successful companies and allow them to connect with their peers, drive sales, and recruit talent.

Inc. 5000’s list provides an insider’s view of the most successful, privately held, independent businesses. Companies like Under Armor, Patagonia, Intuit, Zappos, and Microsoft gained their first national exposure as honorees on this list. 

Experience Growth with CIENCE

With more than 1700 customers from 204 industries worldwide (based on SIC code), CIENCE continues to build trusting relationships with valued customers who see the tremendous potential and proven success of doing business with us. Our custom-designed lead generation and outreach solutions get real results for our clients, which include industry leaders like USBank, Salesforce, Okta, Uber, Microsoft, and more. 

Besides being a repeat Inc. 5000 honoree this year, CIENCE was also recognized as one of the best companies for career growth by Comparably and placed at the top by Clutch for fast and sustainable growth.