Velir Ranks No. 3286 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies List
Digital Agency Velir continues exceptional growth year by ranking as a top technology and marketing services company in Inc. Magazine‘s List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies
For the fourth consecutive year in a row, Velir (www.velir.com) a full-service digital agency, has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the US. With a 3 year growth rate of 102%, seen through the addition of 85 people and the tripling of its revenue, Velir earned the 3286th spot on this year’s list.
The Inc. 5000 list represents the most comprehensive look at a critical segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.
2015 has been another stellar year of growth for Velir and under the leadership of new CEO, Dave Valliere, the company is on track to hit its revenue and other growth targets for the year. The continued expansion of Velir’s digital strategy and creative services, along with the formalization of its Drupal practice, have allowed it to make 27 new hires to date this year. These expansions have also enabled Velir to win and serve clients in a wide variety of verticals including consumer brands (Masterbrand Cabinets Inc., Hearts on Fire), software providers (Kofax), publishing (Informa Business Information, Pennwell Corporation), healthcare (ClinicalMind, The Advisory Board Company), associations or trade member organizations (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, American Society of Association Executives), and non-profits (Results for Development).
The Inc. 5000 listing follows a string of other awards and recognitions received by Velir in 2015. Earlier in the year the company was recognized as a Sitecore Platinum Implementation Partner. Velir was also a finalist in this year’s MITX awards and has won two Communicator Awards for its work.
“It has taken a lot of hard work, commitment, and passion to get to where we are today and this award is a true testament to the efforts of both our clients and staff” said Dave Valliere, CEO of Velir. “We are genuinely humbled to have been recognized by the Inc. team once again and look forward to further achievements in 2016!"
The 2015 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 490%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 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 story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top. You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident."— Eric Schurenberg, Inc. President & Editor-In-Chief
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 21 through 23, 2015 in Orlando. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as Marcus Lemonis, host of the CNBC show “The Profit,” Robert Herjavec, one of the main "sharks" on ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank,” KIND Founder and CEO Daniel Lubetzky, and Co-Founder of Goodshop.com JJ Ramberg.
Velir is a digital agency based in Somerville, MA, just outside of Boston. With a team of 150 digital professionals, they are passionate about connecting organizations and their audiences through the creation of immersive experiences across digital channels. Their core competencies in digital strategy, user experience design, content management, marketing platform integrations and data visualization have helped shaped the digital presence for some of the world's most influential and inspiring brands. Velir is one of the largest Sitecore-certified Solution Partners in North America. For more information, please visit www.velir.com.
About Inc. and the Inc. 5000
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The Inc. 500|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. For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit www.inc.com.
The 2015 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2014. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2011 is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 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 www.inc.com/inc5000.