Just 1 percent of privately-held companies earn a spot on the list which gauges accelerating growth
HOUSTON, TX – August 30, 2022 – Chief Outsiders, the nation’s largest company providing Fractional CMOs, has earned its ninth-consecutive spot on the Inc. 5000 list – an annual measure of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
In earning its ninth-straight selection, Chief Outsiders joins just 1 percent of companies who ever appear on the Inc. 5000 list with the staying power to gain the distinction nine times.
Measured on a three-year growth cycle, Chief Outsiders posted a remarkable 133 percent growth over the 2018-2021 span – enough to earn the 3,773rd spot on the list. Today, more than 120 fractional CMOs – up from 70 just two years ago – bring their global skills to the boardrooms of mid-market B2B and B2C businesses to help fortify or restore go-to-market strategies and revenue growth.
Chief Outsiders has benefited from multiple market trends, including the gig economy, increasing acceptance of remote work, and a desire by both chief marketers and companies to enjoy greater flexibility in their pursuits of excellence.
“Our mission today – as it was in 2009 when we created Chief Outsiders – has never changed. We wanted to be the firm where the world’s best marketers come to do the best marketing of their careers, surrounded by peers they love to learn from,” said Art Saxby, CEO, Chief Outsiders. “This philosophy has spurred tremendous growth for the firm, year-over-year – both in the numbers of CMOs who have thrived in our culture, and the more than 1,500 companies who have attained new levels of brand awareness, growth, and revenue, as a result of their tireless efforts.”
“On behalf of all of our 120-strong Chief Outsiders, we wish to thank the 400 current clients – as well as our legacy partners – for entrusting our team.”
About Chief Outsiders
Chief Outsiders is the leading Fractional CMO firm that helps CEOs accelerate growth through the development and disciplined execution of well-crafted growth plans. The firm has more than 120 part-time, or fractional, Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) engaged from coast-to-coast. Unlike traditional marketing and management consulting firms, each CMO has held the position of VP Marketing or higher at one or more operating companies, including many Fortune 500 firms. Chief Outsiders CMOs have served on the executive team of more than 1,400 client companies, driving growth strategy and execution plans by offering instant access to talent with highly customized and flexible engagements.
Because of its market-based growth plans, quality of leadership, and experienced team, Chief Outsiders has been recognized for the past nine years by Inc. Magazine as one of the 5,000 fastest growing privately held companies in the US, and was recognized in 2019 as a Forbes Small Giant. Chief Outsiders’ CEO Art Saxby and Principal Pete Hayes are the co-authors of “The Growth Gears: Using a Market-Based Framework to Drive Business Success,” an Amazon #1 best-seller for business owners and CEOs. For additional information about the companies who trust Chief Outsiders as their premier source for business growth acceleration, click here.