For the fourth year in a row Inc. Magazine added BigSpeak Speakers Bureau to its 36th annual Inc. 5000—an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.
With no signs of slowing down, BigSpeak has moved up 259 spots from the previous year, landing the company at No. 2909 with three-year revenue growth of 140 percent. Companies such as Microsoft, Yelp, Pandora, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, Oracle, Intuit and Zappos gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.
BigSpeak began in CEO Jonathan Wygant’s garage two decades ago and has grown tremendously, impacting thousands of businesses and individuals each year with the spread of transformational messages. Wygant founded BigSpeak to address the unfulfilled need to provide top thought leaders, keynote speakers, and professional development programs that are uniquely customized to each client’s specific requirements.
This Inc. 5000 award is the fifth win for CEO, Jonathan Wygant, whose previous company, Iris Arc Crystal, was ranked 281 in the Inc. 500. Upon notification of BigSpeak’s selection to the 2018 Inc. 5000 list, Wygant said, “I am extremely proud of the team’s dedication and focus serving our Fortune 1000 clients with excellence that led to rapid and sustainable growth over the last five years. Many companies such as Microsoft, Fidelity, Johnson & Johnson, GE, and Genentech have been clients for nearly 20 years. We have exciting plans to continue on a similar growth curve over the next five years.”
President Barrett Cordero has been at the helm of the tremendous growth, focusing on sales, speaker representation, key investments, disruptive innovations and providing an exceptional work environment. BigSpeak team members enjoy flex-schedules, remote work, pet and child-friendly offices, HSA/FSA health plans, pension plan, profit sharing, and off-site team building trips.