Inc.(redible) Fast Growing Companies
In their 34th annual List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. Magazine ranked local Santa Barbara-based speakers bureau, BigSpeak, on the list due to its 103% growth and 13.9 million in revenues, moving up 60 spots from last year.
The Inc. 5000 list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent organizations and entrepreneurs. This marks the third consecutive year BigSpeak has been recognized by Inc. on their 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list.
BigSpeak Founder and CEO Jonathan Wygant, who started the company in his garage in 1995, expressed his pride over the team’s achievement: “This accomplishment is the result of our tight focus on serving the educational needs of our clients. We look forward to additional growth as we continue efforts to help with their speaking engagements."
Since making last year’s Inc. list, BigSpeak has welcomed 11 new team members and partnered with industry titans for exclusive speaking representation such as Peter Guber, owner of the Warriors and Dodgers; Frits Van Paasschen, former CEO of Starwood Hotels and Coors; Bethenny Frankel, founder of Skinnygirl Margaritas; and Adam Cheyer and Dag Kittlaus, creators of Apple’s Siri.
BigSpeak President Barrett Cordero said, “We are honored and humbled to achieve this recognition for the third year in a row. We have a simple unpublished philosophy: ‘Purpose, People, and Performance equal Profits.’ We hustle daily to serve and innovate for our customers, earning the right to exclusively represent industry creators, leaders, and vanguards who inspire audiences.”
Inc. Media: Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 13,000,000 today.
BigSpeak is a full-service speakers bureau located in Santa Barbara, California. BigSpeak serves 64% of the global Fortune 1000 and works with a wide variety of organizations—including corporations, associations, and universities—to serve the needs of event and meeting planners, and corporate training. BigSpeak’s keynote speakers include business keynote speakers, world-class athletes, best-selling authors, award-winning entertainers, global icons and more. BigSpeak also offers workshops and consulting services—with programs geared toward sustainable organizational change.