SFBJ Celebrates South Florida Success Stories at 2019 Fast 50 Awards

The highly anticipated fastest-growing companies lists return in 2019 with record-breaking growth.

The expansive lists are divided into two categories – companies with over $25 million in revenue in 2018, and those with under $25 million in revenue. The lists feature companies that showed sustained revenue growth from 2016 to 2018, and ranked by their percentage growth during that period.

Health care company NationsHearing topped the over $25 million list with a reported 13,843% revenue growth over the course of two years – the largest growth percentage ever to be featured on our lists.

The under $25 million list was led by tech company Digital Resource.

Technology is the largest growing industry featured on our lists with a total of 16 companies across both lists from the tech sector.

However, the Fast 50 lists continue to feature companies from a wide range of industries, including construction, real estate, accounting and insurance. The variety of industries further illustrates the many avenues of success in our region.

South Florida’s fastest-growing companies were honored at an Aug. 16 awards ceremony at Miami’s Jungle Island. The event’s corporate sponsors were Atlantic Broadband, BankUnited, Daszkal Bolton, Humana and Porsche West Broward. 

Congratulations to all our Fast 50 winners. The Business Journal looks forward to documenting your continued success. – Jessica Bryant

No. 5: The Revenue Optimization Cos.

Brands under The Revenue Optimization Companies’ umbrella target various aspects of retail operations to drive sales, lower costs, and create meaningful connections between consumers and brands.

One subsidiary, The Retail Outsource, is a sales performance agency. Engage By Mobile Insight and Vision By Mobile Insight focus on field management and sales conversion. The Consumer Insight is a full service customer experience management service provider. Symbits is a managed IT solution for small and medium businesses.

Its solutions have empowered T-ROC – as it’s known to employees and customers – to log 131.82% two-year revenue growth – from $62.88 million in 2016 to $85.14 million in 2017 and $145.76 million last year. Also in 2018, the company won a Gold Stevie Award from the American Business Awards as Entrepreneur of the Year.

The Coral Gables-based company has announced FLEX-ROC and Merchandising divisions. Its new T-ROC International will take the company beyond the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

“Retail is an ever-changing model, which we are always watching and evolving with,” said CEO and President Brett Beveridge, who appreciates the local entrepreneurial and tech scene. “All of this is what I love about living and working in South Florida, and it’s a big part of what has enabled us to continue to thrive and succeed.”

TROC and TRO Both Rank on the 2019 Inc. 5000

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Inc. magazine today revealed that The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC Global) is No. 1306 and The Retail Outsource (TRO) is No. 899 on 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. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“2019 marks five years of TRO ranking on the reputable Inc. 5000 list and four years for our parent company, T-ROC Global,” said Brett Beveridge, President and CEO of T-ROC and TRO. “We continue to be proud of the services we provide clients around the world and constantly strive to be greater. This is a win for all T-ROCers and our clients. Congratulations to all companies that made the list this year!”

The companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 20) have been very competitive within their markets, and the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.

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 companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10 to 12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

To learn more about T-ROC, visit www.trocglobal.com or follow the company on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn. To learn more about The Retail Outsource, visit www.theretailoutsource.com.

About The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC Global)

The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC Global) is home to four sales solutions companies that enable clients to fulfill all of their sales performance needs. The Retail Outsource (TRO): an in and out of store sales performance management company; Mobile Insight (MI): real-time field reporting and business intelligence; The Consumer Insight (TCI): full-service customer experience analysis; and SYMBITS: managed IT services. Working in synergy, these four companies form a complete ecosystem for running, managing, and maximizing the productivity of institutional efforts. To learn more about T-ROC and its subsidiaries, visit www.trocglobal.com.

About The Retail Outsource

The Retail Outsource (TRO) is a solutions provider and premier sales performance agency that specializes in retail consultation, startup operations, sales staffing & training, management, and outside sales. TRO fulfills sales performance needs from staffing and managing in-store kiosks to developing and delivering targeted sales training as well as deploying highly effective B2B outside sales teams. To learn more about TRO, visit www.theretailoutsource.com.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000


The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. 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 http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.