As rewarding as the path has been to reach this point, we're even more excited about the future of Red Ventures.
Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 23, 2007
Red Ventures, a Charlotte-based Internet marketing company, has landed the number-four spot on the Inc. 500, an annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. It was also the fastest-growing marketing company on the list.
Red Ventures acquires customers for leading national brands including DIRECTV, Sirius Satellite Radio and ADT Security Services. It was founded in 2000 and has more than 400 employees in four locations including Charlotte, Dallas, Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
This year's Inc. 500 rankings are based on revenue growth from 2003 through 2006. Companies were required to show minimum revenues of $200,000 in the base year. Red Ventures took the fourth rank with 9,470% revenue growth from 2003-2006.
"We're honored to be recognized as a growing company of great promise," said CEO Ric Elias. "As rewarding as the path has been to reach this point, we're even more excited about the future of Red Ventures." The company joins an elite group named to the Inc. 500. In their early years, Microsoft, Oracle, PowerBar, E*Trade Financial and UnderArmour all made the list.
Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory said the Inc. 500 honor is a win for the city. "We're proud that Red Ventures has chosen to call Charlotte home. Not only is Red Ventures rapidly creating sustainable, high quality jobs for city residents, it's helping raise Charlotte's profile as a city that can foster the growth of innovative, technology-based companies."
Red Ventures was founded nearly eight years ago by Elias and Dan Feldstein who first began working together at Cendant, the direct marketing powerhouse. The founders pride themselves on fostering an entrepreneurial culture and attracting top talent in marketing, sales and technology to drive growth.
Red Ventures is an offshoot of Elias and Feldstein's original business, the Charlotte-based marketing agency RedF, which was sold to its management team in 2005. By 2010, Elias and Feldstein said they plan for Red Ventures to more than double in size.
"We've built a great platform and we will continue to grow by launching new businesses and acquiring companies that fit our strategy," said Elias. "But the real key to our success has been the quality of talent we've been able to attract."
Interested candidates can learn more about Red Ventures at a job fair and open house on September 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. The event will be held at Red Ventures' Charlotte headquarters at 15009 Lancaster Highway. Visit our Careers Page to register.
About Red Ventures:
Red Ventures is a Charlotte, NC based Internet marketing firm with established, strategic partnerships across a number of high-growth consumer industries. Red Ventures is comprised of seven business units, including DirectStarTV, the largest and fastest-growing DIRECTV dealer; Security Choice, a leading reseller of ADT home security services; and Radio Sales Group, a direct-to-consumer marketing partner of Sirius Satellite Radio. Red Ventures considers itself "the best place for the best people". For more information on career and business partnership opportunities, visit our website.