Inc. Magazine Recognizes Authenticom's Astounding Growth
Authenticom was recognized for the fourth consecutive year by Inc. Magazine in their 34th annual Inc. 500|5000 evaluation of the nation's fastest growing private companies. Being chosen for the fourth year in a row is a remarkable achievement, as there are only a select few companies that have been able to sustain this kind of growth for four consecutive years. Authenticom is one of only 497 to have achieved this four-time honoree status.
The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. In 2010, Authenticom had a revenue of $3.5 million dollars and in 2014, it reached a staggering revenue of $18.9 million dollars – an outstanding five year growth of 440%. With Authenticom’s remarkable growth, they have added 77 jobs over the past five years and have quickly become a major employer in La Crosse, WI. Authenticom’s leadership role within Wisconsin was also recently recognized by President Barack Obama during his speech on July 2, 2015 when he praised Authenticom’s family values and fair business practices.
In response to the prestigious Inc. 5000 award, Founder/CEO Steve Cottrell stated, “We are honored to receive the Inc. 5000 award for four consecutive years and our vision is to continue leading the industry by developing services that meet the needs of our clients. We cannot grow our business without first helping our customers grow theirs.”
"The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc.'s President/Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident."
Steve founded Authenticom in 2002 and has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. Over the past decade, Steve has built Authenticom into a successful, multi-million dollar enterprise that touches over 26,000 franchised and independent dealerships daily and hundreds of solution providers and OEMS throughout North America. For more information, visit www.authenticom.com.
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all 5,000 companies will be held in Orlando, FL. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as Marcus Lemonis – host of the CNBC show “The Profit”, Robert Herjavec – bestselling author and shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, Daniel Lubetzky – Founder and CEO of KIND, and Scott Painter – Founder and CEO of TrueCar.
The complete Inc. 5000 list which includes company profiles and an interactive database sorted by industry, region, and other criteria can be found at www.inc.com/5000.
Authenticom is the leading source of dealer management system integration and enterprise-level data enhancement solutions for automotive marketing agencies, CRM systems, and third-party service providers. The company integrates with more than 75 dealer management systems and connects with over 23,000 automotive dealerships across North America. Authenticom is a privately- held corporation founded by Stephen Cottrell in 2002 and headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin.