Keen Decision Systems Earns Spot on Inc. 5000 38th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Date Awarded
August 2019


DURHAM, N.C. (BUSINESSWIRE) — Durham, N.C.-based Keen Decision Systems earned a place on Inc. magazine’s 38th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. 

“Joining the Inc. 5000 marks an important milestone on Keen’s strong growth trajectory and confirms our success helping some of the nation’s leading brands drive category-winning growth. Additionally, this recognition is further validation of our software-as-a-service business model, which we believe to be essential in helping marketers gain real-time access and agility in today’s dynamic marketplace,” Keen CEO Greg Dolan said. 

Keen’s decision-support platform analyzes marketing data to help marketers model the optimal investment and timing across their disparate channels to achieve their business’ financial goal. Keen has proven instrumental in helping marketers tie their investments to financial contribution predictably and accurately.

The average company on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 454 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $237.7 billion, and companies on the list collectively generated 1.2 million jobs over the same three-year period. 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

“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.”

Inc.’s list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and mid-sized 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 on the Inc. 5000.

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