CASTRO VALLEY, CA, August 15, 2023 – Blue Beyond Consulting, an industry leader in helping organizations build people-focused, thriving cultures and effective businesses, has once again made the annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This is the 4th consecutive year for Blue Beyond, which came in at No. 4,222 as a result of growing revenue over a three-year span by 105%.
“While 2023 has not been without challenges, we have remained focused on our mission to build organizations where both the business and the people thrive, and we are honored by this recognition of our company’s strength and resilience,” says Cheryl Fields Tyler, Blue Beyond founder and CEO. “I am so proud of my colleagues at Blue Beyond for providing extraordinary service to our clients, and so grateful to our clients for their support of our continued growth.”
The prestigious ranking provides a data-driven look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent, entrepreneurial businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other household name brands gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
The Inc. 5000 class of 2023 represents companies that have driven rapid revenue growth while navigating inflationary pressure, the rising costs of capital, and seemingly intractable hiring challenges. Among this year’s top companies, the average median three-year revenue growth rate ticked up to an astonishing 2,238 percent. In all, this year’s Inc. 5000 companies have added 1,187,266 jobs to the economy over the past three years.
“Running a business has only gotten harder since the end of the pandemic,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “To make the Inc. 5000—with the fast growth that requires—is truly an accomplishment. Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that are building our future.”
For complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, location, and other criteria, go to www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine, available on newsstands beginning Tuesday, August 23.
Blue Beyond® Consulting builds effective organizations where both the people and the business thrive. Our interdisciplinary team brings deep capabilities in communications, culture, change management, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), talent management, and organizational effectiveness, partnering with clients to understand their needs and aspirations and working together to create custom solutions that deliver lasting results. Named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for the last four years, Blue Beyond has been recognized multiple times as a Great Place to Work® and as one of the US Best Small & Medium Workplaces by Fortune and Great Place to Work.® Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Blue Beyond is also certified as woman owned and led by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) with 60+ employees working remotely across the United States. Learn more at BlueBeyondConsulting.com and follow us on LinkedIn.
Caitlin Strauss Corda
Companies on the 2023 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2019 to 2022. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2019. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2022. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2019 is $100,000; the minimum for 2022 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 four decimal places.
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