The Top 20 Growing Companies

March 26, 2012 |

If you’re looking to land a good job, it helps if you can predict which companies are on the way up, and Forbes.com has taken a swing at picking the top upcoming companies in the country, with help from the research firm CB Insights. Below is their list of the top 20 organizations, along with links to available jobs at these companies. For a full list of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies, go to www.forbes.com/ampc.

Smashburger

Annual revenue (latest fiscal year): $39.4 million

With 143 locations opened nationwide since its beginnings in 2007, Smashburger is one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the U.S. Commitments from newly signed franchisees will bring the store total to 450 by 2014.

Job listings for Smashburger at Monster.com

BOKU

$55 million

Founded in 2008, Boku works with mobile phone operators around the world to enable subscribers to purchase virtual goods using their mobile number. Currently Boku is the largest global mobile payments network, servicing 66 countries through more than 240 carrier partners, connected to merchants such as Facebook, Disney, EA, and Zynga.

Job listings for Boku at Monster.com

Digital Broadcasting Group

$21.3 million

Digital Broadcasting Group (DBG) is a digital network specializing in the production and distribution of video content across the Internet and other digital media, drawing 107 million monthly unique visitors. DBG distributes original web programming across the 2,600 sites and properties that are within the network.

Job listings for Digital Broadcasting Group at Monster.com

Popchips

$45.7 million

Appealing to the need for healthier snacks, Popchips makes potato chip snacks that contains less than half the fat of fried potato chips. Since it started operations in 2008, Popchips’ revenue has skyrocketed, and it has expanded its business to Britain. Projected sales revenue by end of the year: $100 million.

Job listings for Popchips at Monster.com

Implantable Provider Group

$19.6 million

Founded in 2004, the company buys medical implants, gives them to hospitals and collects reimbursement from insurance carriers directly. IPG has capitalized on the tremendous growth in the implantable medical device market, growing its revenues by more than 78% over the past three years, and is currently in contract negotiations with several commercial plans to further accelerate the company’s growth as more payors look for solutions to manage the challenges associated with implantable device therapies.

Job listings for Implantable Provider Group at Monster.com

Virtual Instruments

$23.5 million

Virtual Instruments sells hardware and software that helps large corporations monitor their IT systems — its major program VirtualWisdom includes comprehensive, real-time and historical monitoring and measurement of server and SAN utilization, performance, and availability.

Job listings for Virtual Instruments at Monster.com

Allonhill

$19.3 million

This company’s mission: “bring credibility back to the mortgage industry with transparency and independence.” Its services include credit risk management, securitization solutions, and government services.

Job listings for Allonhill at Monster.com

SecondMarket

$37 million

Founded in 2004 to address the growing need for liquidity for restricted securities in public companies, SecondMarket provides an electronic exchange for $30 billion of hard-to-trade assets, including shares of privately held companies (i.e., Facebook), restricted shares in public companies, collateralized debt obligations, auction-rate securities and bankruptcy claims. Since its inception, SecondMarket has brought together more than 75,000 individuals and institutions and completed billions of dollars in transactions.

Job listings for SecondMarket at Monster.com

ServiceNow

$93 million

ServiceNow is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of IT service management software — in other words, an IT management cloud service which helps organize IT questions and requests within companies. High-profile clients include Intel, Staples, Johnson & Johnson, Barclay’s and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Job listings for ServiceNow at Monster.com

Opower

$11.4 million

Taking advantage of the recent move towards energy conservation, Opower creates energy management software and partners with utilities to give people better information about their home energy use.

Job listings for Opower at Monster.com

uSamp

$22.7 million

Have you taken an online survey recently? Chances are you’ve interacted with uSamp, which provides global survey panelists and an sampling platform for use in market research. Currently up to 200,000 respondents use their surveys each day, with a pool of 7.5 million panelists worldwide.

Job listings for uSamp at Monster.com

3Cinteractive

$12.4 million

3Cinteractive provides integrated mobile software and services that help businesses communicate with consumers on their mobile device. Its cloud-based mobile platform allows enterprises to deploy solutions powered by messaging, mobile web and smartphone apps, and voice.

Job listings for 3Cinteractive at Monster.com

Scale Computing

$4.9 million

Founded in 2007, Scale Computing provides data storage hardware for small and medium-sized businesses, with solutions scaled in price depending on the size of the business. Based in Indianapolis, it was named one of Forbes’ Most Promising Companies in 2009 and is following through on the promise.

Job listings for Scale Computing at Monster.com

Contour

$15.1 million

Targeted for extreme sports enthusiasts, or for anyone who likes to film sports from the vantage point of a helmet, Contour makes small cameras that can be attached to helmets or bodies for hands-free recording. Its products also include GPS video cameras.

Job listings for Contour at Monster.com

Fresh Diet

$17 million

Speaking of crazes, Fresh Diet delivers healthy meals to customers based on weekly or monthly subscription fees. Currently Fresh Diet serves major U.S. cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Miami.

Job listings for Fresh Diet at Monster.com

Four Winds Interactive

$17 million

A leader in the digital signage industry, Four Winds Interative sells software to create and manage content on digital signs and interactive kiosks, serving everyone from governments to restaurants, conference rooms, stadiums and the Las Vegas strip.

Job listings for Four Winds Interactive at Monster.com

HubSpot

$15.6 million

This Massachusetts-based company sells software over the Web that helps businesses manage inbound marketing that helps companies reach out to their audience through social media and search engine optimization. Its products include blogs, email tools, content management tools and lead generation programs.

Job listings for HubSpot at Monster.com

Box

$10.7 million

Need to store and share files online? Taking advantage of cloud computing, Box makes file-sharing, storing, and collaboration software on the Web, targeted at both individual users and companies. It got some of its first funding by cold-emailing Mark Cuban.

Job listings for Box at Monster.com

IntergriChain

$5.7 million

With its software IntegriChain helps pharmaceutical companies organize and analyze their sales and inventory data from distributors and local pharmacies. Some notable clients including Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, and GlaxoSmithKline have signed contracts for access to IntegriChain’s data dashboard.

Job listings for IntegraChain at Monster.com

Lending Club

$6.7 million

At the forefront of the “social lending” phenomenon, Lending Club runs a lending website for personal loans in which investors can directly fund applicants, or spread their money across a number of loans.

Job listings for Lending Club at Monster.com

 

About Ho Lin

Ho Lin is an editor at Military.com. His interests include naval history, the New York football Giants, and loud rock music.

Comments

  1. Randy says:

    Where can a person get a job that has ben in the military for 27 yrs with out get put off? Need help now
    Thank you

    • guest says:

      Go see your Family Support Center my friend…they are there to help you find a new career.

    • guest says:

      If they can't help you, go to LinkedIn and access their recruiting section. LinkedIn is the Facebook for business professionals. If you have an active security clearance (and you must being in the military) there is a very high demand for you. Start at ClearanceJobs.com .If that syill doesn't work contact the folks at Military.com

    • guess says:

      Try Northrop Grumman, in my department we have 20 retirees of the 39 employees

      • JBWilliams says:

        Guess: I have tried so hard to get on-board with Northrop-Grumman, but I just can’t seem to make any headway with them at all. It seems as though they aren’t interested in ANY technical people unless they have either a college degree or a security clearance or both!!! It seems as though NONE of my 30-years of design and development work experience counts to NG and I have been involved in countless numbers of engineering laboratories sometimes designing “bleeding edge” technology. I would think my background would HAVE to count for something!!!

        I am a Vietnam-Era Veteran who has 30-years of experience working as a “Senior Electronics Mechanical Packaging & PCB Designer” primarily assisting teams of engineers in “converting / translating” their electronic schematics into a “physical reality” or an “actual piece of equipment” which you can actually hold in your hands!!!

        I have been unemployed for about 2-1/2 years and I just found out this evening (6/4/13) that I am going to lose my home in about 2-weeks unless I can show my mortgage lender that I have an INCOME!!! While performing my design work, I have also assisted defense firms and other companies in the design and development of projects that were for “covert intelligence-gathering, surveillance and/or tracking operations” equipment sponsored by U.S. Government agencies, such as the CIA, DoD, FBI, NASA, NRO, NSA and The Department of Homeland Security. And…..NO!!…..I do NOT have a security clearance, but I did have one (SECRET) when I was on active military duty.

        I live in Maryland, not too far from Washington, DC and the Northern Virginia Technology Region. In fact, for me to get to WDC, I need to drive down I-270, which is called the “I-270 Technology Corridor”. Is there anyone or any company which you can get me in touch with to get a job before my home literally goes into foreclosure? I NEED HELP before I become “another homeless Vietnam-Era Veteran”!!!

        You can reach me at: ********

        THANK YOU!! and I sincerely hope to hear from you shortly!!

        Regards,

        Jerry B. Williams
        Senior Electronics Mechanical Packaging & PCB Designer

    • Tom Meier says:

      What do you want to do? I own a company that is a GSA government contractor and I am looking for people.
      TRM

      • Damiso Lamb says:

        What type of company do you own and what do you have available? I will have met my 20 year service obligation within the next 2 months so I am also in the market for employment.

      • Hi Tom
        I am in the logistics feild and I served 14 yrs in the army in logistics and I have been contracting over in Iraq a couple of times and I am looking for work. i am currently in japan until june 2013 but i am willing to travel for a good job opportunity.

      • Pete Schneider says:

        What is the name of your company, have a website?

      • Bradley says:

        Hi Tom,
        What is the name of your company, I'm a Marine Vet with 22 yrs, college degree in safety. Currently working for a small company that does alot of GSA work, at my max point. I want and grow and learn more, willing to travel.

      • Joseph de Jesus says:

        Greetings TM… I’m with the others in seeing what your company has available.

      • Will says:

        I am interested as well Tom if you can provide some background info it would be greatly appreciated thanks

      • TLM says:

        Do you have any jobs in San Antonio, Texas?

      • Jill says:

        Where is your company based? Or locations?

      • Richard Barnard says:

        Where are you located? I retired, with disabilities, in 1991 with 13 years as an MP, 95B4H (Physical Security Inspector), and as of late all I seem too land are low paying contract security jobs. Granted, I am now 60 but I have a lot to offer.

      • Richard Barnard says:

        I retired in 1991, PDRL, after 13 years as an MP. I achieved the rank of SFC-E7 with a Physical Security Inspector designation. Since than time I have worked for both contract and proprietary security companies. I recently retired from the TSA, after I bought back my time with the military. Now I’m working part time on the weekends doing a contract security job again, at $9.00 an hour. I know that even at 60 I have more too offer than this. What do you have in the NY Capital District area?

      • Randall Thady says:

        Good Afternoon Sir,

        Thank you very much for your note and reference to potential opportunities. Would it be possible to provide information on your company as well as the types of positions you are looking to fill?

        Regards,
        Randall

      • JBWilliams says:

        Mr. Meier: I am a Vietnam-Era Veteran who has 30-years of experience working as a “Senior Electronics Mechanical Packaging & PCB Designer” primarily assisting teams of engineers in “converting / translating” their electronic schematics into a “physical reality” or an “actual piece of equipment” which you can actually hold in your hands!!!

        I have been unemployed for about 2-1/2 years and I just found out this evening (6/4/13) that I am going to lose my home in about 2-weeks unless I can show my mortgage lender that I have an INCOME!!! While performing my design work, I have also assisted defense firms and other companies in the design and development of projects that were for “covert intelligence-gathering, surveillance and/or tracking operations” equipment sponsored by U.S. Government agencies, such as the CIA, DoD, FBI, NASA, NRO, NSA and The Department of Homeland Security. And…..NO!!…..I do NOT have a security clearance, but I did have one (SECRET) when I was on active military duty.

        I live in Maryland, not too far from Washington, DC and the Northern Virginia Technology Region. In fact, for me to get to WDC, I need to drive down I-270, which is called the “I-270 Technology Corridor”. Is there anyone or any company which you can get me in touch with to get a job before my home literally goes into foreclosure? I NEED HELP before I become “another homeless Vietnam-Era Veteran”!!!

        You can reach me at: *******

        THANK YOU!! and I sincerely hope to hear from you shortly!!

        Regards,

        Jerry B. Williams
        Senior Electronics Mechanical Packaging & PCB Designer

    • dave says:

      As a veteran retiring with 30 years, I went my old fitness reports and contacted those former bosses who were out and who I would work for again, and called them. one offered me a job, been at it for a few years now.

    • Tim W says:

      Try Bradley Morris Inc, http://www.bradley-morris.com/. Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI) is the largest military job placement firm in the U.S. We help employers hire military for their civilian positions, and provide military job placement services to job seekers who are undergoing military transition, and job seekers with military experience who have worked in the civilian sector. Nad they do it for FREE!!!

      Tim W.

  2. June says:

    What does a person that is surviving spouse of a deceased military person? He diedin 2005 and I am looking foremployment. Am I entitled to any of these?Thank you !

    • ralph ramsey says:

      you should recieve survivor death benefits to help contact the VA they should be able to help you with this . What kind of skills do you have people are always looking for people with trades hope this helps much sucess in your job efforts

  3. charles says:

    I’m a 4 year vet out of the Air Force…I was a para rescue/ firefighter..I got out worked as bodyguard…firefighter……worked for NASA Space Shuttle Resume Recovery Team……and now retiring as a EMS critical care paramedic county commander in fort Lauderdale florida…now looking for a job also…in management..medical…or education..

  4. Ray says:

    I have 6 years time in service, Air Force & Army as a Combat Engineer working on the flight line conducting Triple R (Rapid, Runway, Repair) operations, including EOD, Haz Mat, and building roads. Looking to network with somebody who can lead me in the right direction to find a job, and in need of a young, strong vet.

  5. Dave says:

    I am recently separated from a 3 year recruiting tour and currently serving in the reserves. I have tried all the support element for transition and they either don’t care or are too busy to focus. I have a TS w/sci and have a ci poly scheduled April 5. I have been looking for work for over 5 month and can’t get anything I’m not picky anymore can anyone help in the south jersey or Philadelphia area. http://www.linkedin.com/pub/david-humphrey/48/a84

    • Jerry says:

      Try Northern VA area ton of jobs for your clearance level

    • Ken Lipton says:

      Dear Dave:

      I am a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with Paralyzed Veterans America . (www.pva.org). We work with both disabled and not disabled veterans in offering their talents to the workforce, school or training. I cover New England, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. If you like please contact me.

      Thanks,
      Ken Lipton MA, CRC
      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
      Paralyzed Veterans of America
      kenl@pva.org

  6. Arnie says:

    I retired after 28 years of honorable service to the AF, achieving the rank of O6. I have two masters degrees (MBA and MS), served in 3 Joint assignments (OSD, Joint Staff J4, and HQ Spec Ops Cmd J4), 6-time commander (2 of those deployed), and 7 staff officer positions (HQ AF A4, HQ PACAF A4, etc). Also served in nuclear wpns related arena 4+ yrs. 52 yrs old, scored 100 on all 8 AF PT tests using "under 25 yrs old" criteria. Currently live near Memphis but interested in Tampa, FL, area too. Actively sought employment since Sept 2011 with no success. Work = dignity & very actively seeking employment. Any opportunities welcome!

    • Mercyhm3 says:

      Start your own security company. Go to work for Blackwater or one of those presitigious places. Take all of that background and become a success coach and motivational speaker and work for someone like Bob Proctor or Zig Ziglar or any other popular ones out there or start your own. Start your own business consulting for other businesses. Start a boot camp for overfat or unfit individuals or unmovitvated individuals and motivate them to success in any area of their life. It has once been said that if you can't find the place where you will fit in then you must create that space for yourself. Thank you for your service Sir. – formerly HM3 Clinger, U.S. Navy PGW Veteran.

  7. Amber Day says:

    what is the name of your website?

  8. Kari says:

    Air Force Veteran with 3 years experience in Administration; recently re-located to the Quad Cities, IL area and in search of a position that allows growth and opportunity.

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