Inc. 5000, Second Time Around

It seems like just yesterday that we were first recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the country, but it was actually one year ago.

Fast-forward to today: Inc. has released the 2011 version of its list of the 5,000 fastest-growing US companies, and once again we have received this honor!

Consider the fact that there are 23 million companies in this country. Out of all these, only 0.4% ever make it to $10 million+ in annual revenue (via Verne Harnish, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits). We’ve already surpassed this milestone, and we’re not planning on stopping anytime soon as we continue to invest in growth necessary to ensure we have what it takes to meet our clients’ needs in this dynamic space. An example of a recent investment is our acquisition of another online marketing agency in July (Columbus-based Webbed Marketing). This investment complements our regional presence while deepening our social media services and expanding our expertise in delivering online marketing solutions to clients in highly regulated areas like healthcare, government and for-profit education.

Other company notables
Here’s what else we’ve seen as a company in the last year:

  • An expanded Valley View headquarters
  • Our ranks growing to more than 130
  • A rebranding that encompassed a new product, website, and logo
  • Record-breaking growth in recent months

How we grow: Great people
As I said last year, our growth is a direct result of everyFathom employee working together to deliver measurable, sustainable results for our clients. This is still true today, and one of our core values—everyone a leader—speaks to the emphasis we put on professional development. As much as the company’s bottom line indicates success, so does the demonstrated commitment we see throughout the company towards investing in people and their futures. It is wonderful to be part of a company as dedicated to helping its people grow professionally as it is to growing the bottom line.

How we grow: Great clients
The recognition from Inc. magazine would not have been possible without great client partnerships. Many of our partners date back to Fathom’s origins, and it’s been fun to watch them grow alongside us. I’d like to specifically congratulate the following Fathom clients who were also named on this year’s Inc. 5000 list:



and once again we have received this honor!

About Scot Lowry

Scot Lowry is the president and CEO of Fathom. He is also the president of PromiseONE, LLC, a Beachwood, Ohio-based investment company whose partnership with Fathom coincided with his arrival. Prior to joining the company in 2007, Scot gained leadership development and management experience with diverse service organizations, including real-estate development, construction management and health care information systems businesses. His experience is with companies ranging in size from start-ups to $100+ million private companies. Scot is a graduate of the University of Florida and the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University (MBA).

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