Inc. 5000 List: Chloeta Ranks No. 606; Tribal Tech, LLC Named 6-Time Honoree

Chloeta, pronounced shuh-lay-tuh, has provided emergency assistance for man-made and natural disasters, including the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Superstorm Sandy, and to the annual devastating wildfires of the Western U.S. and Canada. (chloeta.com)

Inc. magazine has revealed its annual Inc. 5000 list, a ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list provides a unique look at the most successful companies within the U.S. economy’s most dynamic segment: independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known businesses gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

At least two Native American-owned companies made the 2019 Inc. 5000 list, including Chloeta, coming in at No. 606, and Tribal Tech, ranking at No. 3783. This marks Tribal Tech’s sixth inclusion on the Inc. 5000. According to Inc., less than 3 percent of all honorees have achieved a listing for 6 consecutive years. 

Chloeta

Cherokee-owned Chloeta brought in $6 million in revenue in 2018, reflecting an astounding 734 percent growth rate over three years.The Midwest City, Oklahoma-based Chloeta surpassed the average growth of 454 percent for the 2019 Inc. 5000. The median rate of all 5,000 companies is 157 percent.

Mark Masters

Mark Mastesr, a Cherokee citizen and a direct descendent of Principal Chief Richard Fields, left his eight-year career as a federal wildland fire and all-hazards incident responder in 2009 to start his firm. Chloeta — a Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a), HUBZone and Cherokee Nation TERO certified firm — has grown into an international service provider in the areas of emergency management, environmental consulting, security, aviation and wildland fire management. Chloeta has been named twice to the Inc. 5000 by Inc. Magazine for the fastest growing privately held businesses in the U.S. and was also named to the Entrepreneur 360 list by Entrepreneur Magazine for the top 360 businesses to watch in 2018.

Masters is a highly sought after public speaker and media commentator. He has served as a joint keynote speaker with Congressman Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) in addition to being a live interviewee on CNN Newsroom, CNN Money and The Weather Channel.

Some honors bestowed upon Masters include the National Young Entrepreneur of the Year award by the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2012, by the National American Indian Center for Enterprise Development (NCAIED) “40 Under 40” award, and he has also served as a panelist on President Obama’s Subcommittee on Small Business Young Entrepreneurship Series (YES) livestreamed on WhiteHouse.gov

Tribal Tech, LLC

The Alexandria, Virginia-based government services business did $16.8 million in annual revenue in 2018, and clocked an 89 percent, three-year growth rate. This marks the sixth year in a row that Tribal Tech made the annual Inc. 5000 list.

Victoria Vasques

Tribal Tech, LLC’s President & CEO, Victoria Vasques, commented: “I am very honored that Tribal Tech has earned a place on the Inc. 5000 list for the sixth year in a row.  Since we are already included in the Inc. 5000 Hall of Fame, this award has just given the Tribal Tech family that much more to celebrate.”

Because of Ms. Vasques’ passion for education and wellness, and her American Indian heritage, Tribal Tech, LLC has worked closely with numerous government entities and non-profits to help underserved communities throughout the country.

Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, Tribal Tech, LLC is a Native American, SBA certified 8(a) and third-party verified women owned small business (WOSB).  As a management and technical services consulting company, Tribal Tech, LLC provides a diverse range of services to Native American Tribes, federal agencies, and private businesses. Tribal Tech’s guiding principles of “People, Performance and Partnership” are woven into every aspect of the company.

Inc. 5000

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10 -12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, complete with speakers including some of the greatest innovators and business leaders in the world.

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