Technology Company Recognized for Exceptional Growth During and Despite Economic Downturn
August 22, 2012 (Burlington, VT) – the global leader in online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, proudly announced today it was ranked No. 882 on the 2012 Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States for the sixth consecutive year. Dealer.com placed No. 882 on the overall list and No. 46 in the Business Products & Services category for registering a three-year sales growth of 375 percent between 2008 and 2011. Companies on the 2012 Inc. 5000 were ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011.
“We have grown Dealer.com over the years by being responsive to the market, by understanding our customers’ needs, and by hiring the right people to build our solutions and services, and enrich our culture,” said Mark Bonfigli, Founder and CEO of Dealer.com. “We are especially proud of our Inc. 5000 ranking this year as it is a testament to the uniqueness of our company – one that has, at its core, a commitment to innovation and creativity and an unrivaled culture that makes work life fun and rewarding. All of these attributes have made us a market leader capable of changing the entire car buying experience, while allowing us to be a high growth company during a tough economic period, especially for the auto industry.”
“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” said Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.
Dealer.com’s revenues in 2011 exceeded $125 million, nearly 50 percent more than 2010, and more than four-and-a-half times the sales the company recorded in 2008.
The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent-not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies-as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 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.