I am extremely proud to share BluWave has been recognized as the 127th fastest-growing private company in the 2021 Inc. 5000 list. This achievement reflects extremely hard work by our talented and innovative team, a strong sense of pride being in service to others, and the amazing partnerships we’ve earned with hundreds of the world’s best business builders in the private equity industry.
During my nearly 20 years in private equity, my earliest business goal was to reach a partner position at a top private equity fund and do what I could to help other businesses build, grow, and realize their full potential. Eventually, I reached my goal. While I found profound satisfaction working with amazing companies and some of the most capable and good people I could ever hope to meet, almost incredulously, there was still something missing.
When I was a kid, I always dreamed of starting a company that made a difference. After a lifetime of late-night thinking, I finally came up with an idea that solved my problem while in PE. This idea became BluWave. In 2016, my family and I realized that BluWave could make a difference and we decided to do the seemingly unfathomable… and utterly terrifying. We decided to spin out of the job I had pursued most of my professional career—to start a company. We then immediately started bringing in extremely capable team members who could help turn an idea into a reality. In the wind tunnel of life, this decision feels like yesterday. I’m very proud to acknowledge that we’ve reached a hallmark that I could hardly imagine a few years ago: becoming one of the top 150 fastest-growing companies in the United States.
Since we started BluWave five years ago, it’s been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I’ve experienced the highest highs and the lowest lows, often multiple times in the same day. I’ve also learned a profound amount that I wish I knew before spinning out of private equity. One of the most important things I’ve learned is the fundamental value and gift of gratitude.
As we reach this hallmark recognition, I’d like to thank the amazing BluWave team that relentlessly serves others in support of their success. I’d like to thank the exceptional service providers who have created so much value for the businesses we serve. And last, but certainly not least, I’d like to thank every one of our clients for instilling the trust in us to help make the world a smaller place and bring great together with great during critical times of need.
On behalf of the BluWave team, thank you so very much. We look forward to doing everything we can to support all our stakeholders to win and succeed more and more in the days and years ahead.