Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of  America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. #500|5000                                                                                                                   

Gloucester City, NJ, — Inc. magazine today ranked NEST NO. 4,122 on its thirty-fourth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. NEST is a leading business advisor to some of the top retailers, banks and restaurants in America. The Inc. 5000 list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.  Ultra Mobile tops this year’s list. NEST joins FIT BIT, Bai Brands, Jane and StartApp among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

“The culture of our company is rooted in open-book style management. This approach allows employees to view and analyze our financial status at any time,” says Rob Almond, CEO of NEST. “We view our employees as active stakeholders and value their input which has contributed to the overall success here at NEST.”

The 2015 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 18 to September 22) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 490%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years. 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 www.inc.com/inc5000.

“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. President and 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.”

The 2015 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2014. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2011 is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.

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