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We made the Inc. 5000 list again, and that’s cool. But…

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A letter from Netrush’s Chief Executive Officer, Brian Gonsalves

A few days ago, we received the news that Netrush had made the 2021 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. We’ve been on the list for the past six years, and without a doubt it always feels good to get that industry validation of our success. This year, we sit alongside companies that have been resilient and flexible in the face of 2020’s unprecedented challenges. And that’s something to be proud of.

Milestones like this one should be celebrated, but this year, I wanted to resist the usual impulse to send out a standard, “Look how awesome we are!” press release. I tend to think that you have to prove your awesomeness every day, by showing up and making a contribution.

Instead, I want to acknowledge all the hard work and dedication on the part of our employees. They’re the ones who got us here: by taking good care of our brand partners, by moving us forward with innovative ideas and smart actions, by staying committed, even when 2020 threw us all for a loop.

And I want to acknowledge our brand partners, many of whom are also fast-growing companies, also run by talented, hard-working people. We’ve had several new brands join us this year — Best Nest Wellness, Nutrex Hawaii, MiiR, and Hustle Clean, to name just a few. And with each addition to our growing list of partners, we renew our commitment to being the best partner we can be and to truly helping you make an impact. We only succeed when we help you succeed. And we’re grateful for your partnership every single day.

Here’s to lots of growth for all of us in the year ahead.

— Brian

About the Inc. 5000

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc., which will be available on newsstands on August 20.