Technology Company Recognized for Exceptional Growth During and Despite Economic Downturn
Burlington, VT – Dealer.com, 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.
Dealer.com is the leader in automotive digital marketing solutions – serving automotive retailers, manufacturers and media companies worldwide. The company’s innovative, award-winning digital marketing and advertising platform significantly lowers the cost of customer acquisition, enhancing dealers’ efficiency and profitability. The company employs over 600 people in its Burlington, VT and Manhattan Beach, CA offices. Dealer.com’s commitment to employee health and wellness makes it one of the country’s most desirable places to work, and in 2011 was named best overall company in the U.S. at the American Business Awards for companies with under 2,500 employees. For more information, visit dealer.com.
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. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.