NEW YORK August 17, 2021 – Inc. magazine today named managed IT services provider ImageQuest, LLC, to its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent small businesses.
This is the second time ImageQuest has appeared on the list. ImageQuest previously made the Inc. 5000 in 2014. This year, ImageQuest achieved the rank of 3,962 with a three-year revenue growth percent of 79 percent.
“Being named to the Inc 5000 list again truly honors our team’s hard work to serve our clients,” said Milton Bartley, Co-Founder, President & CEO of ImageQuest. “Our niche of serving regulated companies with best-in-class IT infrastructure, strong cybersecurity, and attentive IT compliance requires continuous focus on our clients’ needs.
“We strive to go beyond the vendor relationship to become our clients’ trusted IT partner. We want our clients to turn to us for IT guidance and advice, even if it’s outside of any signed contractual relationship,” Bartley said.
Bartley and investors Alan Sielbeck and Kent Wood founded ImageQuest in 2007 as a copier dealership. By 2010, Bartley saw a greater marketplace need for managed IT, data security, and assistance with data compliance requirements. ImageQuest pivoted to meet those needs, selling off its copier business in 2016 to focus solely on IT.
ImageQuest has grown steadily since, from a team of 12 in 2012 to approximately 50 employees anticipated by the end of 2021.
“We grow only as fast as our customers grow,” Bartley said. “We are careful to pick our clients – and our team members – to ensure we provide the attentive, prompt, and expert experience our clients expect.
“This is a huge honor for us, but it only sharpens our resolve to focus on our clients. We wouldn’t be here today without them.”
ImageQuest LLC is a Managed Services Provider specializing in providing best-in-class IT guidance and support for mid-market regulated organizations. ImageQuest’s services include managed IT, managed cybersecurity, managed IT compliance, and management consulting, including virtual (fractional) Chief Information Security Officer or vCISO. ImageQuest services businesses in Nashville, TN; Louisville, KY, Bowling Green, KY, and many other major cities in the US. For more information, please visit ImageQuest.com.
About Inc. and the Inc. 5000
Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2020. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. There was one tie on this year’s Inc. 5000. 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 inc.com/inc5000.
About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across various channels, including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 allows the founders of the best businesses to engage with an exclusive community of their peers and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Vision Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit inc.com.
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