August 25, 2017 Ripple Effect

Company ranks #595 overall and #10 in Maryland with three-year growth of 760%


August, 16, 2017 (Rockville, MD) – Inc. magazine released its annual ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies last week. For the first time since the company’s founding in 2003, Ripple Effect Communications, Inc. was named to the Inc. 5000 list at the number 595 spot overall and number 10 in Maryland.

“This award is a true testament to the hard work our staff puts in every day to provide intelligent project management to our clients,” said Ripple Effect CEO, Amy Bielski. “It also underscores the great partnerships we have with organizations in the health care and scientific research space and the relationships we’ve built within the Rockville business community.”

Ripple Effect, a Rockville-based, woman-owned small business, has grown over 760% from 2013 to 2016. Today, the company has more than 122 active employees. Working primarily with federal agencies across communications and outreach, program management and policy, and research and evaluation, the company has differentiated itself in the government contracting space by building specific subject matter expertise on health care and science research policies and procedures.

The growing company has prioritized building a work environment that attracts the area’s top professional talent, recruiting a diverse team of doctors, evaluation research scientists, communications specialists, and PhD scientists that can use their backgrounds in many ways. The company moved into a new location in Rockville in late 2016 and has built state-of-the-art office technology into their space, which includes hot desking and office reservation software, sit-to-stand desks, quiet room space, treadmill desks, and an open floor plan to facilitate collaboration.

“To offer the best service to our clients, we look for tools and technologies that empower our teams,” said Bielski. “This includes software to help our teams do their work efficiently, mentorship and professional development focused on how to boost productivity, and opportunities to achieve balance between work and other priorities.”

About Inc. 5000:
The Inc. 5000 is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. Companies had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 is $2 million.

About Ripple Effect:
Ripple Effect works with federal agencies to support science research and health care programs across communications and outreach, program management and policy, and research and evaluation. Examples of specific projects include:

  • Developing communications plans to help health care organizations communicate to the policymakers shaping the future of our nation’s health care
  • Creating interactive instructional guides that clarify the NIH grants process and ultimately enhance access to funding for important research across a variety of health issues
  • Researching scientific policies and collecting and analyzing public input to give people an avenue to comment on important health care changes

More information is available at the company’s website and social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).



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