Inc. magazine ranked Key Lime Interactive NO. 930 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This positions them as the highest ranked usability firm. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.
“Since the day I opened the doors at Key Lime Interactive I’ve leaned on Inc.com as a source of inspiration.” notes Ania Rodriguez, founder and CEO. “We as an organization can feel our growth with each new client engagement; being ranked as part of this years Inc. 5000 validates that the mechanisms we’ve been working hard to put in place to keep pace will scale well as we continue to grow.”
Key Lime Interactive will also be named one of South Florida’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies by South Florida Business Journal in their 2015 Fast 50 Awards on August 20, 2015 in Miami, FL.
The 2015 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 18 to September 22) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 490%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 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 www.inc.com/inc5000.
“The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident.”
“Key Lime Interactive is both honored and motivated by such recognition” says Jennifer Knodler, SVP. “We didn’t quite start in a garage like some of the other stories, because our earliest clients were F500 companies, but we started small and kept quality and research integrity front and center. I’m smiling because it seems to be working.”
They say time flies when you’re having fun, but it really flies when you spend your days solving business challenges with smart targeted research. Key Lime Interactive started as just an idea that our CEO, Ania Rodriguez, was inspired at a UX conference to start her own firm by a strong professional woman. Today, Key Lime Interactive works with some of the world’s leading brands to uncover new ways to bridge the gap between user needs and business goals. You may know the story of how our company started, but it sprouted from the idea that if you have a dream and you put your mind to it you can succeed at anything.
Whether you have had first hand experience with us, or just heard great things through the grapevine, we’ve truly enjoyed every minute of the last six years. We’ve been fortunate to work with some of the most intelligent, driven and forward thinking professionals in the industry. We’ve partnered with our clients and worked hard to develop innovative UX research methods. We view ourselves as leaders in the modern workforce and implemented polices to support that vision such as our new vacation policy that gives our employees unlimited vacation hours. Today’s team takes pride in our work and are committed to bringing their A game each and every day, whether they’re at their desk or at the beach.
We’re proud of our culture. We have a phenomenal team of talented professionals who are committed to quality and our clients. We’ve evolved over the past six years growing from two to over twenty-two. We’ve come a long way and look forward to the future.
Here are just a few fun facts we’ve collected over the years:
In 2009 KLI had 1.5 employees. Currently, KLI has 22 employees and an extended network of contractors to field projects in their area of expertise.
Our revenue goals have grown 10 fold in 6 years, and we’re meeting them!
Our client list has grown from 2 to 92.
We’ve conducted over 4,800 moderated users and 15,000 unmoderated users have helped KLI shape products across 13 industries in a global market.
Every single team member has received personal accolades from our client partners. We are appreciated and respected by our clients, partners, peers and colleagues.
Selected to deliver a keynote presentation on KLI’s eye tracking study at the 16th annual Human Computer Interaction conference in Crete, Greece.
Last Friday our Miami office had the opportunity to attend the South Florida Business Journal 40 Under 40 Luncheon to support our CEO & Founder, Ania Rodriguez, on being one of the forty honorees. We had a great time and even met some new friends, like Dan Cane from Modernizing Medicine! The theme of the event was all about selfies, so we rose to the occasion and participated in the selfie contest on Twitter.
If you aren’t following us on Twitter, you should be. Find us @keylimeinteract. Check out some of the fun selfies below and see event highlights from our point of view. Then, go follow us on social media to get regular updates! You can find us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.