Ranks No. 2625 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 143%
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI October 2, 2014 — Inc. magazine has ranked Gurnet Consulting No. 2625 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|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. Gurnet ranks No. 8 in Rhode Island and No. 365 nationally for IT Service firms. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.
“We are proud to mark our third year on the Inc. 5000.”, said the company’s founder Martin J. King. “At Gurnet, we have a simple formula – great people delivering great solutions for great clients. Once those pieces are in place, the rest takes care of itself.”
The 2014 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the most recent issue of Inc. (available on newsstands until November 30), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 516%. The Inc. 5000’ s aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years.
In 2008, King was working from a small home office in Rumford, RI. Today, Gurnet has 45 employees with offices in East Providence, RI and Boston, MA. “The goal was to create a consultancy that was the best in the industry, contributed to community, and local economy.”, says Mr. King. Since its inception, Gurnet has successfully lead the delivery of over $600 million IT initiatives for Blue Chip corporations and mid-market leaders.
“What surprises me, even though I know it’s coming, is the sheer variety of the paths our entrepreneurs take to success, thematically reflecting how our economy has evolved,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “This year there are far more social media and far fewer computer hardware businesses than there were, say, six years ago. But what doesn’t change is the fearsome creativity unleashed by American entrepreneurship.”
Gurnet Consulting’s headquarters are located in East Providence, Rhode Island. The firm is a leading provider of best-in-class IT strategy and project execution services. Their clients range from Fortune 1000 to mid-market industry leaders. Gurnet specializes in leading complex technology initiatives for major industries such as Finance, Healthcare, Retail, Insurance, Hospitality, Manufacturing and Government.