PATINO ASSOCIATES Ranks No. 3934 on the 2023 Inc. 5000

Patino Associates Ranks on the INC 5000

PATINO ASSOCIATES Ranks No. 3934 on the 2023 Inc. 5000  

With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 118% Percent, Patino Associates Ranks No. 3934 Among America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies 

NEW YORK, August 15, 2023 – Inc. revealed today that Patino Associates, THE communications executive search firm, ranks No. 3934 on the 2023 Inc. 5000, its annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. 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 name brands gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. 

Over the last three years, Patino Associates has expanded by successfully completing executive level assignments for a wide range of companies – Global 500 corporations, dynamic fast-growing pre-IPO businesses, prominent communications and public affairs agencies as well as leading trade associations and not-for-profit organizations. The list includes McDonald’s, Phillips 66, Gilead Sciences, Citadel, Christie’s, Inspire Brands, Lucid Motors, Oatly, Primark, Prudential Financial, National Grid, New York Public Library, Rio Tinto plc and The Wallace Foundation. 

“To be  recognized as a leader and agent of growth as a part of the Inc 5000 is a testament to the unwavering excellence of our staff and our commitment to our client partners,” said Michael Patino, Managing Director and CEO of Patino Associates. “The last three years have been a wild ride. From the earliest moments of 2020 and the global pandemic, organizations recognized that building best-in-class communications and corporate affairs organizations was a business imperative. Our growth is symbolic of businesses everywhere prioritizing the need to strategically communicate with stakeholders to achieve their business goals. After 15 years of partnering with communications leaders around the world, we’re only getting started.”

The Inc. 5000 class of 2023 represents companies that have driven rapid revenue growth while navigating inflationary pressure, the rising costs of capital, and seemingly intractable hiring challenges. Among this year’s top 500 companies, the average median three-year revenue growth rate ticked up to an astonishing 2,238 percent. In all, this year’s Inc. 5000 companies have added 1,187,266 jobs to the economy over the past three years. 

For complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, location, and other criteria, go to The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine, available on newsstands beginning Tuesday, August 23. 

“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 requires—is truly an accomplishment. Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that are building our future.” 

“It is such an honor to be recognized amongst an incredible group of leaders and organizations,” said Patino. “We hope this is the first of many milestones to recognize our dedication to making corporate affairs better by identifying and developing the right leaders for world-class organizations.”

About Patino Associates

Patino Associates is a boutique search firm specializing in the recruitment of executives in corporate communications, public affairs and marketing across all industries. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Patino Associates focuses primarily on Senior Vice President/Vice President and Director level searches for clients seeking to lead corporate communications, public relations, media relations, international communications, internal/employee communications, marketing communications, financial communications, investor relations, public affairs or government relations.  


Michael Patino

Managing Director & CEO

Patino Associates

Phone: (703) 293-6333 or (703) 408-5668


More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 


Companies on the 2023 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2019 to 2022. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2019. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2022. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2019 is $100,000; the minimum for 2022 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to four decimal places. 

About Inc. 

Inc. Business Media is the leading multimedia brand for entrepreneurs. Through its journalism, Inc. aims to inform, educate, and elevate the profile of our community: the risk-takers, the innovators, and the ultra-driven go-getters who are creating our future. Inc.’s award-winning work reaches more than 50 million people across a variety of channels, including events, print, digital, video, podcasts, newsletters, and social media. Its proprietary Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to rank the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The recognition that comes with inclusion on this and other prestigious Inc. lists, such as Female Founders and Power Partners, gives the founders of top businesses the opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. For more information, visit For more information on the Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala, slated for October 31 – November 2 in San Antonio, visit

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