Blue Signal Ranks No. 1750 on the 2021 Inc. 5000,
With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 261 Percent
Inc. Magazine Reveals Annual List of
America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000
Inc. magazine today revealed that Blue Signal Search is No. 1750 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, 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 businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. Blue Signal stands out as one of only 117 Arizona companies that made the list this year.
"We are proud and humbled to be on the Inc. 5000 list alongside many of our partners and clients," says Blue Signal CEO, Matt Walsh. "This recognition is a testament to our clients, candidates, and team. We are thankful for the opportunities to help build and grow many Inc. 5000 clients and appreciate the opportunity to be among them."
Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 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. The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc., which will be available on newsstands on August 20.
“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.”
More about Blue Signal
Having successfully completed over 1,400 search projects, it’s no surprise that Blue Signal has the experience, relationships, and tools to achieve this massive growth. Our deep industry knowledge – from 245 combined years of recruiting experience – and streamlined processes help clients to secure high caliber talent within tight timeframes. As a top executive search firm, we have been a driving force in our clients’ professional successes. At Blue Signal, we immerse ourselves in our client’s businesses and our candidate’s careers to fully understand top priorities and the best direction of both parties. Our reputation is built on our ability to consistently incorporate these priorities into all of our searches to make long term, impactful connections.
Blue Signal’s success has gained the attention within the industry for our client services and candidate processes. We are proud to have won awards such as Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces 2021, #2 Executive Search Firm in Arizona for 3 consecutive years, #4 Technical Placement Firm 2021, Largest Direct Hire-Permanent Placement Firms for the Phoenix Business Journal 2021, Forbes America’s Best Temporary Staffing Firm 2020, the Best of Arizona Business 2019, Best Wireless & Telecom Workforce Recruitment Agency – USA 2019, Top Recruiter – Best of Tempe 2021 & 2019, and #2 Best Places to Work in Arizona. Among our leadership, Matt Walsh has joined the Pinnacle Society and was recognized as one of the 30 Most Inspiring Business Leaders in 2019.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2020. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. There was one tie on this year’s Inc. 5000. 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/inc5000.
About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including web sites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Vision Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
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