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Monday, August 28, 2023

Founder of Chicago-Based Black-Owned Firm Celebrates Making the Inc. 5000 List for the First Time

Shayna Atkins

NationwideInc. has revealed that AtkCo (Atkins Coordination, inc) ranks No. 1395 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.

“AtkCo lives and breathes a continuous improvement culture – allowing for us to bring the best of what we do to who we are. I am so humbled by this recognition and have ultimate gratitude to my team and support system,” says Shayna Atkins, Founder and CEO of the firm.

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 www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine.

“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.”

About AtkCo:
AtkCo is a process improvement firm that transforms ways of working in order to take our clients from problem solving to acceleration. We believe if you shift the way you work, you improve how you live. We help companies improve in an information era by focusing on how they provide value to their customers. Implementing AtkCo’s unique frameworks along with its secret sauce – the 1% rule- has driven impressive results making the team excited to go to work everyday. AtkCo’s intentional about delivering an excellent customer experience and we are the recipient of accolades and awards highlighting them as the best in business and competent at what they do including the Young Challengers Award by the Global Social Business Summit, Women Tech Founders Award recipient for Talent Development, graduate of 1871 WiSTEM and BMO Harris Women in FinTech accelerators, and finally, the recipient of the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the Midwest and all of North America. For more information about AtkCo and their services, visit their website at https://www.atkcoinc.com.

About the Founder
Shayna Atkins is driving innovation in process improvement and leaving a seat at the table for women of color in technology. In her role as an IT product development expert, she has coached and consulted organizations – fortune 100 to startups – in transformation and continuous improvement. Her process improvement firm, AtkCo, transforms ways of working in order to take our clients from problem solving to acceleration. AtkCo has recently been recognized as Inc 5000 fastest growing private companies in America ranking in the top 3rd as 1395. She approaches improvement with a lens on digital modernization using custom frameworks to drive operating models that can keep pace with tech disruption. She runs a boutique firm that she grows as slow as she must – with the thought that AtkCo services are white glove and customer service deserves authentic intention. Shayna is a Chicago-born third generation entrepreneur, 2nd time founder, military wife, and her ancestors’ wildest dream. She can be found on LinkedIn, TikTok, and Instagram @shaynaatkins.

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.

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