Aug. 12, 2020 – Buffalo Grove, Ill. — BCD International, the security industry’s leading video data infrastructure solutions provider, has been named to Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. BCD’s rank improved by 72 spots to No. 3616 compared to the previous year, marking the fourth consecutive year and fifth time overall BCD has made the ranking. Inc. 5000 represents a unique look at the most successful independent private companies across the country.
BCD’s growth rate over the three-year period was 102 percent, which the company’s CEO, Jeff Burgess, attributes to the consistent dedication of the BCD team.
“To quote Tony Robbins, ‘it’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives; it’s what we do consistently.’ To achieve such recognition as being among the fastest-growing private companies in the nation for four consecutive years is not something we would ever take lightly,” Burgess said. “This is a reflection on the entire team and their sense of pride and duty as we protect and enhance public and business infrastructure. The glory belongs to them!”
Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists as well. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of over 500 percent, and a median rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years.
“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” said Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”
BCD’s global footprint now includes more than 125,000 system installations recording over 3 million cameras in 81 countries.
The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 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 http://www.inc.com/inc5000.