Bentonville-based software firm RevUnit has been named for a third straight year to Entrepreneur magazine’s exclusive listing of the 360 “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America.”
The annual Entrepreneur 360 listing recognizes the nation’s top privately-held business that “expertly balance impact, innovation, growth, leadership and value.” RevUnit was ranked No. 13 out of the 360 businesses listed, marking a steady climb up from No. 169 in 2017, and No. 34 in 2018.
RevUnit announced the recognition Monday (Oct. 7) in a blog post. At No. 185, Little Rock-based Team SI was the only other Arkansas company on the list.
Companies were selected for recognition through a comprehensive study of independent businesses, using advanced analytics to measure five major pillars of entrepreneurship: innovation, growth, leadership, impact, and business valuation.
“Every entrepreneur knows that a healthy business isn’t just about growth. It’s about being well-rounded—growing your culture and your systems as strongly as you grow your revenue,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “That’s why we’re excited to celebrate these companies with our fifth annual Entrepreneur 360. The companies that make the ranking have pushed boundaries with their innovative ideas, fostered strong company cultures, impacted their communities for the better, strengthened their brand, and grown impressively as a result.”
The recognition comes during a time of rapid growth at RevUnit. The company was named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-scaling companies for a rare third consecutive year — eclipsing the 100-employee milestone.
In July, RevUnit announced a partnership with private equity firm Mountaingate Capital, making the majority of the company’s ownership shared between Mountaingate and RevUnit co-founders Joe Saumweber and Michael Paladino.
“We’re ecstatic to be recognized among some of the fastest growing and most innovative businesses in America,” Saumweber said in the blog post. “It’s easy to attribute the ongoing success to the individuals at RevUnit, who are committed to helping our clients realize their transformation goals.”
Paladino said it’s an exciting time for RevUnit, but there’s always more to be done.
“We will continue to focus on our mission to help people work better by building custom workforce technology,” he said.
RevUnit has offices in Bentonville and Las Vegas, and recently expanded to Austin, Texas. Founded in 2012, RevUnit specializes in software products that help increase productivity, learning, communication and engagement in the workplace. The company has more than 100 employees across all locations.