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Chief Outsiders Makes Inc. 5000 List for 5th Year in a Row

Rare consecutive ranking puts fast-growing fractional CMO firm in elite 7% of companies listed in 2018, and into Inc. 5000 Hall of Fame


HOUSTON, TX – August 23, 2018 – Chief Outsiders, an “Executives-as-a-Service” firm offering more than 60 part-time, industry-leading Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) to B2B and B2C mid-sized businesses, has earned its fifth-straight spot on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the country’s fastest-growing private companies. This rare achievement is afforded to less than 7% of the organizations in the rankings.

The 2018 accolade recognizes the consulting firm’s 113 percent, three-year revenue growth and $11.7 M in revenue in 2017. This year, the company sits in the No. 3,395 spot and receives designation as a member of the Inc. 5000 Hall of Fame.

Since being founded in 2009 by Art Saxby, Chief Outsiders has offered C-level marketing leaders with extensive industry expertise to mid-sized businesses that need temporary, customized engagements to propel growth. By acquiring high-caliber talent at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time CMO, these organizations can enter new markets and discover new product and service possibilities, while implementing growth plans to stay competitive and profitable.

“Every type of business, from consumer products to SaaS companies, can benefit by investing in the strategic impact of a fractional CMO,” said Saxby. “Our success over the last five years is a credit to our team of CMOs who, working alongside CEOs and Private Equity firms, bring the experience, discipline and know-how to align market insights with company growth strategies, and then oversee the execution of the plan.”

The latest award comes at a time when the firm is continuing its rapid expansion. In 2018, having now worked with over 700 businesses including portfolio companies from dozens of private equity firms, Chief Outsiders has hired several new fractional CMOs, who are trailblazers in specialties such as digital transformation, top-line growth, and brand optimization.

About Chief Outsiders

Chief Outsiders, LLC is a nationwide "Executives-as-a-Service" firm, with more than 60 part-time, or fractional, Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) engaged from coast-to-coast. Unlike other strategic marketing and management consulting firms, each CMO has held the position of VP Marketing or higher at one or more operating companies. Chief Outsiders have served on the executive team of over 700 client companies to drive growth strategy and execution plans for a fraction of the cost of a full-time executive.

Because of its market-based growth plans, quality of leadership, and experienced team, Chief Outsiders has been recognized for the past five years by Inc. Magazine as one of the 5,000 fastest growing privately held companies in the US, and was recognized in the Houston Business Journal's Fast 100. 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 

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