i3 Merchant Solutions Named to Inc. Magazine’s 2013 Inc.500 | 5000 List
Inc. magazine ranked i3 Merchant Solutions™ No. 2508 on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy — America’s independent entrepreneurs. Fuhu topped the 2013 Inc. 5000 list. i3 Merchant Solutions™ joins Alex and Ani, LivingSocial, Otterbox and KT Tape among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.
“We’re thrilled to be on the Inc. 5000 list for a second year,” said Ryan Rybolt, President of i3 Merchant Solutions™. “We are focused on providing excellent service and products to our customers and growing our company.”
i3 Merchant Solutions™ ranked number 23 among the 55 companies in the Cincinnati Metro Area on the 2013 Inc. 5000 list.
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2013 Inc. 500 | 5000 companies is an impressive 142 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion.
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 http://www.inc.com/inc5000/.
“Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.
About i3 Merchant Solutions™
Ranked as one of Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies, i3 Merchant Solutions™ was founded on the principles of offering the very best in the latest payment technology and industry expertise through an expansive network of representatives. Payment processing solutions include retail, commercial and purchasing cards, mobile and online processing. i3 Merchant Solutions™ supports integration with nearly all ERP and POS systems, smartphone platforms and e-commerce and shopping cart providers. Visit infintechllc.com for more information.
Inc. 500|5000 Methodology
The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 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.
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.
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