NEW YORK — Inc. magazine today named DealerSocket (www.dealersocket.com) to its fifth annual Inc. 500|5000, 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. Online retailer ideeli tops this year’s list. DealerSocket joins Spirit Airlines, television maker Vizio, Honest Tea, Dunkin Donuts and Metrokane, makers of the Rabbit corkscrew, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.
“Looking back over the 10 year history of our company I am amazed and humbled by the enormous success we have been fortunate to achieve,” said Jonathan Ord, DealerSocket Co-Founder and CEO. “It is gratifying to be recognized by Inc. Magazine, but the credit really goes to our dealership and OEM customers that drive so much value from our products and services. It is also very satisfying to create as many jobs as we have over the past 10 years and to see our employees embrace the vision of complete customer service.”
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2011 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $366 billion, up 14 percent from last year.
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/5000.
For ten years, DealerSocket has been providing the automotive industry with the most comprehensive Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and training solutions available in the market today, allowing auto dealers to save time, save money, and improve sales staff effectiveness with one consolidated product. With the power to manage sales, service, CSI, marketing and training, DealerSocket is the complete source for all customer facing automotive dealership departments.
DealerSocket’s core CRM is enhanced by a powerful customer facing Mobile Portal application to stay in touch customers and prospects via all mobile devices, a data mining tool called MoneyMaker, an online process training university called CarMind and an efficient CallCenter solution. These products can be used alone or in conjunction with the core CRM solution to provide an end-to-end marketing and revenue producing engine. More than 75,000 users at over 2000 auto dealerships throughout the U.S. and Canada now leverage DealerSocket’s automotive CRM solution to optimize and manage marketing activities, sales processes, customer satisfaction and retention, and service department operations.
Based in San Clemente, California, DealerSocket has won numerous awards and industry recognition, including being named to the Inc. 5000 list three times, member of Red Herring 100 North America in 2009, Best Management Team in the 2009 American Business Awards and Best Overall Company in the 2008 International Business Awards. DealerSocket is recognized by Deloitte & Touche as one of the fastest growing companies in North America. For more information, call 949-900-0300, email, visit www.dealersocket.com or follow us on Twitter @DealerSocketCRM
The 2011 Inc. 500 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2007 to 2010. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2007. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2010. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2007 is $100,000; the minimum for 2010 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.
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