Thrive Ranked as One of America’s Fastest-Growing Privately-Owned Companies by Inc. Magazine

Mar 23, 2020

For the 3rd Year In a Row, Thrive Listed on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 1222 with 337% revenue growth

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FOXBOROUGH, MA, August 27, 2019 – Inc. Magazine unveiled its annual list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies – the Inc. 5000. Thrive is No. 1222 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. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“Our team at Thrive is tremendously proud to make our third appearance on the Inc. 5000 List. Moving up from #3248 last year to #1222 in 2019 is a testament to the advancements Thrive has made as an organization,” said Rob Stephenson, Chief Executive Officer of Thrive. “Through strategic M&A and unprecedented organic growth with our high performing sales team, Thrive has been able to fulfill our goal of becoming one of the largest managed services providers in the United States while continuing to deliver superior service to our valued clients.”

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 20) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 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

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. Editor in Chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth, but what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10 to 12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.


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