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[Press Release] CarrierDirect Ranks on Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

Inc. Magazine Reveals Annual List of
America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

For the 3rd Time, CarrierDirect Appears on the Inc. 5000,
- Celebrating a Three-Year Revenue Growth of 124 Percent

CHICAGO, August 18, 2021 – Inc. magazine this week revealed that CarrierDirect is 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 extremely honored and proud to be ranked on this year’s Inc. 5000 list for the 3rd time," says CarrierDirect CEO, Peter Rentschler. "This award is a direct result of our team’s resilience and our clients’ dedication. 2020 was a tough year for our business, but we came out a stronger company despite the challenges. Our continued and recent growth has allowed us to invest in more industry-changing team members, expand our offerings, and, most importantly, better serve our industry and clients. A big congratulations to all companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 list."

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 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 CarrierDirect
CarrierDirect is a management consulting and technology development firm focused on transportation, logistics, and supply chain.

Who We Are
We are on a mission to help supply chains, transportation, and logistics companies overcome obstacles toward progress and growth, so we can contribute to a more efficient world together.
We are a team of people absorbed in all things transportation, logistics, and supply chain.
We are motivated by opportunities to help carriers, shippers, and tech vendors do great things.
We are passionate about problem solving, not afraid of a challenge, and always ready to go the extra mile.

What We Do

Management Consulting: Assessment & benchmarking, capacity strategy, compensation, recruiting, onboarding, training, development, workflows, processes, supply chain resiliency, transportation & distribution strategy, sales & operational planning.

Technology Strategy: With a true technology strategy, you can have laser focus on your objectives, agility to solve your most important problems first, and then scale as needed.

Software Development: We develop TMS and other applications that provide the efficiency, workflow, data, and visibility you need.

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

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

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CarrierDirect Media Contact:
Teresa Ronquillo

Teresa Ronquillo is the marketing lead at Metafora. She enjoys reading, writing, yoga, and learning about all things #logistics, #transportation, and #supplychain.

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