Inc. 5000 Recognizes BigSpeak—A BIG Thank You to Our Partners


Inc. 5000 Recognizes Growth of Local Santa Barbara Companies

Santa Barbara, Ca., August 16, 2017–In their 35th annual List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. Magazine ranked local Santa Barbara-based speakers bureau, BigSpeak, on the list, moving up 60 spots from last year.

The Inc. 5000 list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent organizations and entrepreneurs. This marks the third consecutive year BigSpeak has been recognized by Inc. on their 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list.

“I am so proud of our team’s latest achievement of making the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies for the third year straight,” expresses BigSpeak Founder and CEO Jonathan Wygant. “This accomplishment is the result of our tight focus on serving the educational needs of our clients with world-renowned experts speaking on leading-edge innovation technologies and leadership practices. We look forward to additional growth as the result of our continuing efforts at adding to our roster of experts and helping our valued clients with their desired growth and productivity improvements.”

Other Central Coast companies to make the 2017 list include Procore, TrackR, Invoca, Mission Wealth Management, and ShipHawk. Also on the Inc. list for the first time is fellow speakers bureau Executive Speakers Bureau.

2017 marks a year of rapid growth for the speakers bureau. Since making last year’s Inc. list, BigSpeak has welcomed 11 new team members and partnered with industry titans such as Dodgers and Warriors owner Peter Guber; former CEO of Coors and Starwood Hotels, Frits Van Paasschen; Founder of Skinnygirl, Bethenny Frankel; Adam Cheyer and Dag Kittlaus, the founders of Apple’s Siri; FBI Investigator Eric O’Neill, and  creator of IMB’s Watson, David Ferrucci for exclusive speaking representation.

BigSpeak President Barrett Cordero reflects, “We are honored and humbled to achieve this recognition for the third year in a row. We have a simple unpublished philosophy: ‘Purpose, People, and Performance equal Profits.’ We hustle daily to serve and innovate for our customers, earning the right to exclusively represent industry creators, leaders, and vanguards who inspire audiences.”

A BIG thank you to all of our speakers, clients, bureau partners, and the BigSpeak team! We couldn’t do it without you.

Inc. Media: Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.  Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 13,000,000 today.  

BigSpeak is a full-service speakers bureau located in Santa Barbara, California. BigSpeak serves 64% of the global Fortune 1000 and works with a wide variety of organizations—including corporations, associations, and universities—to serve the needs of event and meeting planners, and corporate training. BigSpeak’s keynote speakers include business keynote speakers, world-class athletes, best-selling authors, award-winning entertainers, global icons and more. BigSpeak also offers workshops and consulting services—with programs geared toward sustainable organizational change.

BigSpeak Team Inc. 5000

BigSpeak Team (L-R):  Robert Swallow, Amy Eddy, Rebecca Buel, Matt Reinhardt, Karen Cahill, Whitney Caldwell, Jonathan Wygant, Barrett Cordero, Kyle Munger, Amber McEldowney, Kenzie Gerr, Kyle Crocco.

The content writers at BigSpeak Speakers Bureau are Experts on the Experts. They hold doctoral, masters, and bachelors’ degrees in business, writing, literature, and education. Their business thought pieces are published regularly in leading business publications. Working in close association with the top business, entrepreneur, and motivational speakers, BigSpeak content writers are at the forefront of industry trends and research.