O’Neill ranks No. 1889 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 with three-year sales growth of 198%

Providence, RI. (August 17, 2016) – Inc. magazine today ranked O’Neill Consulting Group, a global retained executive search firm, on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. For the third year in a row O’Neill tops among the upper half of the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. The firm climbed over 500 spots to No. 1998 in 2016, up from No. 2394 in 2015 and No. 2048 in 2014.

“We are honored that Inc. magazine has recognized our sustained success,” says Founder and Managing Partner Kevin O’Neill. “We owe our recognition to our incredible client partners and teammates who continue to believe in our differentiated approach. Serving clients in new, innovative ways and keeping their needs front and center is at the heart of our firm. Over the next year, we will build on our momentum by continuing to disrupt standard industry models, listening to the market, connecting with people, and advancing modern data-driven hiring methodologies.”

The 2016 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period.

“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”

To view O’Neill Consulting Group’s profile on the Inc. 5000, please visit: inc.com/profile/oneill-consulting-group.