Press Release: Fueled by Global Headquarters' Growth, Bounteous Ranks on Inc. Magazine's List of the Midwest's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

March 16, 2021
By Bounteous

Chicago-Based Bounteous Claims Back-to-Back Spot on 2021 Inc. 5000 Midwest List of Most Successful Companies

CHICAGO, March 16, 2021Inc. Magazine again named Bounteous, a leading insights-driven digital experience consultancy, on its Inc. 5000 Series: Midwest list of fastest-growing companies. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional ranking represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Midwest economy's most dynamic segment—independent small businesses like Bounteous.

The Bounteous Chicago office is the company's largest collaboration center and serves as its global headquarters. This location, nicknamed "The Studio" by team members, sits in the heart of the charming Ravenswood industrial-corridor in northern Chicago. The recently updated two-story, 25,150 square-foot, loft-style space supports a team that continues to grow its headcount, practice, and client capabilities. The Studio's people-centered design reflects the dynamic work style of Bounteous and has given the team ample space to act as a centralized meeting hub for its distributed client and team members, from whiteboard walls, adjustable workstations, and smart TVs to sleek conference rooms and cozy nooks.

"The Bounteous Chicago collaboration center has continued to expand, thanks largely to our top-tier talent and roster of both Chicago-based and international clients," said Phil Hollyer, co-founder and Executive Chairman, Bounteous. "When we moved to our new Chicago office space several years ago, we knew the vibrant neighborhood and collaborative office space would support our rapid growth for years to come, and it has. Because collaboration and producing innovative digital solutions are central to Bounteous, the space is not only open and inviting, it's designed to inspire creativity."

Company-wide, Bounteous boasts more than 700 strategists, technologists, designers, analysts, content creators, and marketers across collaboration centers in Chicago, Denver, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Toronto, Wilmington, and, most recently, Atlanta with its acquisition of FortyFour. While the Chicago footprint continues to expand, Bounteous continues to invest in its collaboration centers, recently announcing that it doubled its space in Pittsburgh. Beyond physical locations, Bounteous has continued to grow its distributed workforce, with team hubs including New York, Mexico City, Berlin, Green Bay, and Detroit, as well as an apprenticeship program based in the Midwest region to help build the next generation of technology workers.

Bounteous is a seven-time consecutive honoree of the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America, with triple-digital revenue growth over the last three years. Inc. Magazine in 2020 also named Bounteous as No. 37 on its inaugural Inc. 5000 Series: Midwest list and No. 3 in I.T. Systems Development.

Complete results of the 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest can be found at

"The impressive revenues and growth rates prove the insight and diligence of CEOs and that these businesses are here to stay," said Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk.

About Bounteous

Founded in 2003 in Chicago, Bounteous is a leading digital experience consultancy that co-innovates with the world's most ambitious brands to create transformative digital experiences. With services in Strategy, Experience Design, Technology, Analytics and Insight, and Marketing, Bounteous elevates brand experiences through technology partnerships and unparalleled platform expertise. For more information, please visit For more information about co-innovation, download the Co-Innovation Manifesto at

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About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regionals Methodology

The 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2017 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.