If you could go back in time to the early days of Influence & Co. and chat with co-founders John Hall and Kelsey Meyer about the future of their growing company, it’s unlikely that either would tell you that within five years, the company would land a spot in the top 500 of the Inc. 5000 — but that’s exactly what they’ve led their company to achieve.
On Aug. 17, Inc. released its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the country and a hallmark of entrepreneurial success. And the Influence & Co. team is excited and proud to share that we ranked at No. 239.
Influence & Co. earned additional honors, including a place at No. 16 among the top marketing and advertising companies and No. 4 in the state of Missouri.
“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” Inc. President and Editor-in-Chief Eric Schurenberg said. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great — usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”
The aggregate revenue of this year’s Inc. 5000 is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, making this year’s class the most competitive group in the list’s history. We’re thrilled to be included with so many amazing companies.
“The most rewarding part of the past five years has been growing our fantastic team,” Kelsey said. “Without the hard work of the talented, driven, and genuinely fun people we work with every day, we could never have achieved this kind of growth so quickly. We are excited about the next five years (and the five after that!) and can’t wait to continue growing our team and making an impact for more and more clients.”
Thank you to every member of our amazing team, our clients, and our partners for making this possible!