Inc. Magazine Reveals Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000
NEW YORK, August 17, 2021 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Channel Bakers is No. 1691 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
“We are honored to be part of this list,” said Josh Kreitzer, Founder and CEO of Channel Bakers. “By the middle of last year it was reported that more than 145 million consumers were new to shopping online. Our team rose to the challenge to help our clients transform their online go-to-market strategies and create online experiences to compensate for a decline in their brick and mortar sales. Making this list is an honor, but the real honor was helping our clients grow and thrive during a time of uncertainty.”
To meet the challenge, Channel Bakers increased their personnel by nearly 180% over the past two years, expanded globally and added new offices in the UK and Taiwan.
Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 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 top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc., which will be available on newsstands on August 20.
“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”
About Channel Bakers
Founded in 2015, Channel Bakers is a full-service, global eCommerce and Retail Media agency founded upon a core tenet to help innovative brands find the right audience at the right time and tell their story to drive sales. The agency utilizes its decades of experience leveraging shopper behavior data and retail analytics to grow revenue within specific retailers and verticals. With data-driven strategies Channel Bakers has leveraged its initial success as a fully accredited and certified Amazon advertising partner, to become a true omnichannel eCommerce retail media and marketing agency. For more information, visit www.channelbakers.com.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2020. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. There was one tie on this year’s Inc. 5000. 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 http://www.inc.com/inc5000.
About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including web sites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Vision Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
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Corona, CA – June 7, 2021 – Channel Bakers Founder and CEO, Joshua Kreitzer, has been awarded special Congressional recognition for outstanding and invaluable service to the community by U.S. Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) at a recent ceremony at the District office in Corona, Calif.
“It is an honor to receive this recognition from Congressman Calvert,” said Kreitzer, who founded Channel Bakers in 2015.
As an eCommerce and Retail Media agency, Channel Bakers more than doubled its local employee base in 2020 by adding more than 75 jobs at its Southern California headquarters. The agency also expanded its creative department and added a full-service video production team.
Throughout its history, Channel Bakers has supported Together We Rise, a non-profit organization that supports foster children and their families. In 2019, Channel Bakers and Together We Rise partnered to bring 300 foster siblings together for a fun-filled day at Disneyland to create life-long memories together.
Kreitzer also stated “Throughout our tremendous growth we have focused on creating a culture at Channel Bakers that inspires our 200+ employees around the world to focus on helping others. Partnering with Together We Rise gives us the opportunity to put our core values to practice by giving back to children in need.”
It’s the spirit of growth and improvement that guides Joshua and his team’s work every day, both in business and the community.