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Tulsa-based ConsumerAffairs Ranks in the Top 1,000 for the 2nd consecutive year on Inc. Magazine’s list of America’s 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

NEW YORK, August 20, 2018Inc. magazine revealed that ConsumerAffairs is no. 839 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, 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 businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Inc. for the second year in a row,” said CEO Zac Carman. “Tulsa is a great place to build a business, and our growth year over year is a testament to that.”

“We’ve built ConsumerAffairs to make it easier for consumers to make informed decisions around major purchases, and our continued growth allows us to create bigger and better things for consumers and brands alike,” Carman said.

With a 3-year growth of 598%, ConsumerAffairs not only ranked no. 839 overall, but also earned the no. 17 spot for Top Media Companies, the no. 6 spot for Top Oklahoma Companies and the no. 4 spot for the Tulsa metro area. In 2017, ConsumerAffairs ranked no. 562 in their first year on the Inc. 5000.

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”

More about ConsumerAffairs

ConsumerAffairs is a popular consumer news and review website, with the goal of enabling consumers to make smart decisions for life’s important purchases. An in-house research team works closely with industry experts to write comprehensive buyers guides and how-to articles. offers hundreds of thousands of consumer reviews and intelligent matching tools that use proprietary technology to pair users with companies that meet their needs. ConsumerAffairs for Brands, the company’s SaaS offering, provides companies an online reputation management solution via review collection, customer engagement and lead generation tools. Visit to see a demo.

ConsumerAffairs has been featured in a number of prominent media outlets including The New York Times, CNN, Forbes, Entrepreneur and AARP.

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