For the second consecutive year, BigSpeak Speakers Bureau was recognized for our three-year growth rate on Inc. Magazine’s list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. Though innovations, staff additions, and organizational shifts have played a major part in our growth, the tremendous success we have experienced would not be possible without the incredible talent of our expert keynote speakers, consultants, and trainers, as well as the strong relationships with our valued clients and partners. The Inc. 5000 list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Yelp, Patagonia, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, Oracle, Intuit and Zappos gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.
Since making the list last year, BigSpeak has added more exclusive keynote speakers, including: star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing NY, Fredrik Eklund, co-founders of Netflix, Marc Randolph, and Mitch Lowe; and just today, is pleased to announce exclusive representation of Matthew Luhn, one of the original story tellers of Pixar. BigSpeak has also doubled the number of events booked this year, as well as doubled their roster of talented business experts and keynote speakers. Additionally, BigSpeak has had zero turnover with staff and also and even welcomed several new employees to its growing team. BigSpeak is proud to work with many loyal client partners and is on track to double its revenue again in the less than three years.
Continuing to make the Inc. 5000 list is an incredible honor for BigSpeak, which began in CEO and Founder, Jonathan Wygant’s garage over two decades ago. This Inc. 5000 award is a welcome honor to Wygant, whose previous company, Iris Arc Crystal, was ranked 281 in the Inc. 500. Upon notification of BigSpeak’s selection to the 2016 Inc. 5000 list, Wygant said, “I am extremely proud of the team’s hard work and focus serving our Inc. 5000 and Fortune 1000 clients with excellence that has led to rapid and sustainable growth over the last five years. We have exciting plans to continue on a similar growth curve over the next five years.”
President Barrett Cordero and Executive Vice President Ken Sterling have 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-work schedules, remote work options, pet and child friendly offices, HSA health plans, pension plan, every other Friday off in the Summer, and profit sharing and off site trips. Additionally, frequent visits by celebrities and top business thought leaders to the BigSpeak office, allows the company to be on the vanguard of smart, nimble and innovative business practices.