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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Santa Barbara’s BigSpeak Speakers Bureau, and other Central Coast Companies Recognized as America’s Fastest Growing Companies

Santa Barbara, August 30, 2016 – For the second consecutive year, Inc.com ranked Santa Barbara business, BigSpeak Speakers Bureau on its Inc. 5000 list.

An exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, The Inc. 5000 list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Yelp, Patagonia, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, Oracle, Intuit and Zappos gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.

BigSpeak is not the only Central Coast-based company on the list. The firm is joined by HG Data Company, Fig Mountain Brewing Company, Invoca, Mission Wealth, Data Hardware Depot, Pensionmark Retirement Group and Hardy Diagnostics.

Since making the list last year, BigSpeak has added more exclusive keynote speakers, including: star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing NY, Fredrik Eklund, co-founders of Netflix, Marc Randolph, and Mitch Lowe; and just today, is pleased to announce exclusive representation of Matthew Luhn, one of the original story tellers of Pixar. BigSpeak has also doubled the number of events booked this year, as well as doubled their roster of talented business experts and keynote speakers. Additionally, BigSpeak has had zero turnover with staff and also welcomed several new employees to its growing team. BigSpeak is proud to work with many loyal client partners and is on track to double its revenue again in the next three years.

Continuing to make the Inc. 5000 list is an incredible honor for BigSpeak, which began in CEO and Founder, Jonathan Wygant’s garage over two decades ago. This Inc. 5000 award is a welcome honor to Wygant, whose previous company, Iris Arc Crystal, was ranked 281 in the Inc. 500. Upon notification of BigSpeak’s selection to the 2016 Inc. 5000 list, Wygant said, “I am extremely proud of the team’s hard work and focus serving our Inc. 5000 and Fortune 1000 clients with excellence that has led to rapid and sustainable growth over the last five years. We have exciting plans to continue on a similar growth curve over the next five years.”

BigSpeak team members enjoy flex-work schedules, remote work options, pet and child friendly offices, HSA health plans, pension plan, every other Friday off in the Summer, profit sharing and off site trips. Additionally, frequent visits by celebrities and top business thought leaders to the BigSpeak office allow the company to be on the vanguard of smart, nimble and innovative business practices.

About BigSpeak: BigSpeak is the leading keynote speakers bureau, specializing in transforming people and businesses. BigSpeak partners with several Inc. 5000 companies and over 71% of the Global Fortune 1000 to create nearly 1,000 conferences, workshops and training sessions each year.

About Inc:
“The 2016 Inc. 5000 are the superheroes of the U.S. economy. America’s fastest-growing private companies wield powers like strategy, service, and innovation. On this list you’ll find businesses that exercise the body and the mind, push the boundaries of virtual reality and 3-D printing, and delight fans with rock concerts and (in the case of the No. 1 company, LootCrate) superheroes. Thrill to these companies’ amazing exploits—and learn a thing or two about the hard, real work.” bigspeak.com

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