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Pivot Strategies makes Inc. 5000 List for second consecutive year

Pivot Strategies team makes Inc. 5000 list

Strategic communications agency continues growth, increasing rank on the list of high growth companies in the U.S.

MINNEAPOLIS (August 15, 2023) – This week, Inc. Magazine revealed that Pivot Strategies is again on the annual Inc. 5000 list, ranking No. 1555 among the fastest-growing private companies in America. This is a huge accomplishment for Pivot Strategies, increasing from No. 1967 in 2022. The prestigious ranking provides a data-driven look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent, entrepreneurial businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia and many other household brands gained their initial national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.


“When I founded Pivot Strategies, I recognized a need in the marketplace for experienced corporate communicators to lead Fortune 500 companies through transformations as external partners,” says Founder and CEO Stacia Nelson. “That external lens and corporate experience is a winning combination. Between existing client expansion, new logos added and new employees welcomed, we met our growth target. However, growth is not always easy. In fact, it can be very challenging, but it has been exciting, rewarding and filled with invaluable learning. This ranking proves we are on the right track. I am grateful for the confidence our clients have in us and the support of our dedicated team.”


Amidst its growth trifecta, Pivot Strategies achieved an average client satisfaction (NPS) score of 9.6 in 2022, saw a 39% increase in year-over-year revenue growth from 2021 to 2022 and grew its team by 63% in 2022. 


“I am proud that in 2022, we achieved an average internal satisfaction (eNPS) score of 8.8. Great people are attracted to Pivot Strategies because we have a significant impact on the companies we serve and a culture rooted in excellence, positivity, self-care and growth,” says President Stephanie Joranson. “Our growing team hails from former corporate positions where they learned firsthand the challenges of large, complex corporations. In a tough labor market, we are so fortunate these esteemed communications and change experts have joined Pivot, and I am excited to continue this recipe for success in the years ahead.”


The Inc. 5000 class of 2023 represents companies that have offered vital and exceptional innovation in the midst of inflationary pressure, rising costs of capital and seemingly intractable hiring challenges. In all, this year’s Inc. 5000 companies have added 1,187,266 jobs to the economy over the past three years. 


“Running a business has only gotten harder since the end of the pandemic,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “To make the Inc. 5000—with the fast growth that it requires—is truly an accomplishment. Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that are building our future.” 


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About Pivot Strategies


Pivot Strategies is an award-winning consulting agency that specializes in strategic internal communications that lead Fortune 500 companies through transformations. Pivot ranked No. 1926 on the 2022 Inc. 5000 list and made Inc. Magazine’s 2023 Best Workplaces list.


The company’s consultants are uniquely Bred Corporate, Gone Agency™ with significant corporate experience on how to communicate in a clear, consistent and compelling way with employees. This allows Pivot to be more efficient, bring significant learning and increase client success rates. Pivot is headquartered in Edina, Minn. and serves clients globally. Pivot Strategies was founded in 2015 by Stacia Nelson and is a certified woman-owned, women-operated business. Visit to learn more.

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