Pasadena Company Named to Inc. Magazine’s List of America’s 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Published : Friday, August 17, 2018 | 5:57 AM

Pasadena-based Fox Dealer has been listed as No. 41 on Inc. Magazine’s 37th annual Inc. 500, an annual ranking of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the United States, introduced in 1982.

The Inc. 500 list, which was expanded into the Inc. 5000 in 2007, represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names have gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“Fox Dealer has been growing at a supersonic pace! Making the 2018 Inc. 500 list validates the relentless hustle we put in every day,” Fox Dealer CEO Gian Carlo Asong said. “I couldn’t be prouder of my team. They put their heart into their work, and being among the top 50 companies shows we’re heading in the right direction.”

In addition to ranking 41st overall out of 5000, Fox is also proud to be listed as the Fastest Growing Company In Automotive, Fourth Fastest Growing Marketing and Advertising Agency in the U.S., Third Fastest Growing Company In Los Angeles, Fastest Growing Company in Pasadena, and the 10th Fastest Growing Company in California.

Fox Dealer is a personalized automotive agency where powerful digital technology meets white-glove customer service. Fox specializes in custom responsive websites, stunning creative design, and cutting-edge digital marketing. As a Google Premier Partner and the go-to provider for many high-performance dealerships, the Fox name is quickly becoming synonymous with excellence, combining impressive results with 24/7 personal customer support.

The companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 not only have been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole show staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000′s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” Inc. Magazine editor-in-chief James Ledbetter said. “The lines of business may come and go or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”

Inc. Magazine ranks the Inc. 5000 according to percentage revenue growth over a three-year period, in this case 2014 through 2017. To qualify, companies must have been founded and be generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of December 31, 2017. The minimum revenue required to qualify in 2014 was $100,000; for 2017, the minimum was $2 million.

Companies listed in the annual Inc. 5000 will be honored at an event October 17 to 19, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas. Speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of this generation.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at Companies in the Inc. 500 are listed in the September issue of Inc. Magazine.

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