Inc. Magazine’s New Vet50 List Shines a Light on the 50 Fastest-Growing Veteran-Owned Businesses
Inc. magazine and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University today ranked Exegistics No. 28 on their inaugural Vet50 list, an annual ranking of the fastest-growing veteran-owned businesses in the country. The list represents a unique look at some of the most successful companies in the nation, highlighting their dynamism. It also serves a focal point to underscore veterans’ continued contribution to the American economy.
“We are proud to accept this honor and to join Inc. in paying tribute to all of this country’s amazing veteran entrepreneurs who make a significant difference in the American economy,” said Exegistics Founder and President, and former Captain in the United States Marine Corps, Stephen Olds. “Our stellar team, which includes many veterans, work hard every day to deliver on our commitment to help our customers improve cash flow, reduce costs and increase speed to market.”
The Vet50’s rankings were announced recently at the Vet50 Awards event by First Data, a longtime partner of the IVMF, during the first-ever Veteran EDGE national conference focused solely on developing veteran entrepreneurs no matter where they are in their business journey, and the companies who want to do business with them.
The conference and awards ceremony brought together stakeholders, veteran business owners, regional and national veteran services organizations, as well as the corporate partners of the Coalition for Veteran-Owned Business (CVOB). EDGE is the first-of-its-kind coalition of large companies supporting the success of veteran-owned businesses, connecting them with entrepreneurial education, training, resources, and networking opportunities.
“Business growth is a real economic driver in this country and the fact is that most of the new jobs in the economy—over 87 percent—are created by private businesses,” says Eric Schurenberg, CEO of Mansueto Ventures, publisher of Inc. Magazine. “Veteran entrepreneurs contribute their share to the job story, employing over 5.5 million. They deserve to be recognized for their continued service to the country.”
“Veteran business owners bring unconventional leadership and grit to succeed. They have a history of entrepreneurship that goes back decades. This list will not only inform but it will inspire other entrepreneurs – veteran and civilian,” said Syracuse University Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives and Innovation and IVMF Founder, Executive Director Mike Haynie.
Exegistics is a veteran-owned 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) and supply chain innovator that delivers value-added solutions that exceed the expectations of our customers. Driven by an innovation-based culture and an entrepreneurial spirit, the company strives for operational excellence by collaborating with customers to improve cash flow, reduce costs, and increase speed to market.