Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc.500|5000
New Orleans-based The Olinger Group Ranks No. 2398 on the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 100%
NEW YORK and NEW ORLEANS, August 24, 2011 — Inc. magazine ranked The Olinger Group no. 2398 on its fifth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at an important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Online retailer ideeli tops this year’s list. The Olinger Group of New Orleans joins Spirit Airlines, television maker Vizio, Honest Tea, Dunkin Donuts and Metrokane, makers of the Rabbit corkscrew, and other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.
“It’s truly a great honor to be listed among such innovative and respected companies,” said CEO Jude Olinger. “Our growth over the past three years has been outstanding. We are looking forward to helping more clients answer their pressing business questions through expert market research,” Olinger added.
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2011 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $366 billion, up 14 percent from last year.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000 includes company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria.
CONTACT: Jude Olinger, CEO and Founder of The Olinger Group, 504-208-4301
More about The Olinger Group
The Olinger Group is a leading market research firm with extensive experience in the healthcare, retail, travel and hospitality industries. Founder and CEO Jude Olinger established the firm in 1994 when he recognized an opportunity to provide clients with personalized, one-on-one service along with reliable and accurate data. The Olinger Group has continued to grow and counts numerous Fortune 500 firms among its client base. The firm is a leader in scientific research techniques, project management and technological innovation, including conducting mobile intercept interviews with iPads.
The Olinger Group has assembled a team of professionals with diverse backgrounds who share a passion for market research. From project managers to account executives – the firm fosters an entrepreneurial culture that encourages flexibility, growth and development for all employees. Jude Olinger is active in the market research industry, serving on the board of the Council of American Survey Research Organization (CASRO). The Olinger Group is in the process of becoming ISO-20252 certified.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000
The 2011 Inc. 500 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2007 to 2010. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2007. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2010. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2007 is $100,000; the minimum for 2010 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.
About Inc. Magazine
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