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2018 Inc. 5000

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No.5

DEPCOM Power

Partners with utilities, independent power producers, and project development companies to provide engineering, operations, procurement, and construction services for solar energy projects.

DEPCOM Power CEO Jim Lamon.
3-Year Growth
38,963%
Industry
Energy
Location
Scottsdale, Arizona
Leadership
Jim Lamon
Year Founded
2013
Company Size
51-200 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 5 (2018)
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Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Company Description

To build a hugely successful solar power company, just start with a founding team that, combined, has 225 years of energy industry experience. Depcom is the brainchild of nine execs from sustainable energy companies, as well as coal and gas firms. The startup builds solar power plants for utility companies across America, using efficient panels that allow it to offer pricing on par with or cheaper than those of traditional energy sources. In 2017, it pulled in $219.6 million in revenue in just its fourth full year of existence. More secrets the Scottsdale, Arizona-based company’s fast success: All employees are given shares of the company, and a transparent rating system determines year-end bonuses.

No.6

Aeronux Airways

Provides private charter jet transportation.

Aeronux Airways founder Kambiz Khadem.
3-Year Growth
20,005%
Industry
Logistics & Transportation
Location
Marietta, Georgia
Leadership
Dr. Kambiz Khadem
Year Founded
2011
Company Size
11-50 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 6 (2018)
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Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Company Description

Aeronux is a charter-flight broker headquartered at the Cobb International Airport in Kennesaw, Georgia. Private plane operators list their aircraft on Aeronux's online platform, paying the company a 20 percent cut of the fare for each flight they book. Aeronux also licenses its flight-booking platform to charter-jet companies. Kambiz Khadem, an Iranian immigrant who also works at tech firm Perficient, co-founded the company in 2012. (He declined to name the company’s two other co-founders or any of Aeronux’s customers.) In 2018, Aeronux applied to the Federal Aviation Administration to become a licensed charter-plane operator.

No.7

Diamond Assets

Provides trade-up guidance and purchase of Apple hardware to help organizations maximize their technology assets.

Diamond Assets CEO Mike McKenna.
3-Year Growth
19,718%
Industry
Computer Hardware
Location
Milton, Wisconsin
Leadership
Mike McKenna
Year Founded
2014
Company Size
11-50 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 7 (2018)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Company Description

Headquartered in Milton, Wisconsin, Diamond Assets buys outdated Apple equipment from schools and businesses, refurbishes it, and then sells it through various distributors in the U.S. It also helps its clients maximize the buy-back value from future purchases. CEO Mike McKenna says he came up with the idea of an electronic trade-up company as an account executive at Apple. This year, it lands at No. 7 on the Inc. 5000, with $43 million in 2017 revenue, up from $217,406 in 2014. The four-year-old company currently employs about 60 people.

No.8

GForce Life Sciences

Matches healthcare executives with targeted consultants to meet business needs. Provides IT infrastructure and business reporting intelligence to ensure business and project success.

GForce Life Sciences founder and CEO Mark Gallagher.
3-Year Growth
250%
Industry
Human Resources
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Leadership
Mark Gallagher
Year Founded
2013
Company Size
11-50 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 90 (2019), No. 8 (2018)
Inc. 5000 Series
No. 69, Midwest (2020)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Company Description

GForce Life Sciences is the second multimillion-dollar company that founder and CEO Mark Gallagher has built during his long career in the staffing industry. Yet the five-year-old, Chicago-based GForce didn’t hit its stride until two and a half years ago, when the company tightened its focus on the life sciences vertical. Accumulating $17 million in revenue last year, GForce has mastered the art of professional matchmaking: pairing up employers with skilled workers for clients in pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies.

No.8

Flexport

Flexport is a licensed global freight forwarder and customs broker powered by a cloud software and analytics platform.

Flexport founder Ryan Petersen.
3-Year Growth
15,911%
Industry
Logistics & Transportation
Location
San Francisco, California
Leadership
Ryan Petersen
Year Founded
2013
Company Size
501-1,000 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 8 (2018)
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Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Other Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2019, 2018

WHY WE THINK WE'RE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

Each new employee is enrolled in Flexport Academy, a weeklong new-hire training program. We offer flexible paid time off, 100 percent employer-paid health, vision, and dental benefits, a 401(k) program, 10-year expiration for stock options, a generous maternity (18 weeks) and paternity (8 weeks) leave program with a flexible phase-back program for mothers, life and disability insurance, and commuter benefits. Additional benefits and perks include 10 hours of paid time off to volunteer, catered lunches, snacks, a dog friendly office, and gym discounts.

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