Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

For the Ninth Time, Independent Financial Group, LLC Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 251 in Financial Services with Three-Year Revenue Growth of 57.5 Percent
IFG 9-time Inc. 5000 Company

NEW YORK, NYInc. magazine today revealed that Independent Financial Group, LLC (IFG) is No. 251 in the Financial Services industry (No. 4914) overall on its annual Inc. 5000 list, 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. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“It’s incredible that after 17-plus years in business, IFG continues to grow organically at a phenomenal rate,” says Co-Founder David Fischer. “Our growth model always has been to give our independent advisors the greatest level of attention, support, and respect so they can serve their clients–the individual investor–to the best of their ability. Their success is our success, and this latest recognition is a testament to how we stay true to our core values as an organization.”

Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists as well. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of over 500 percent, and a median rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. Editor-in-Chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held virtually from October 23 to 27, 2020. As always, speakers will include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation. 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 top 500 companies are also being featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 12.


About Independent Financial Group, LLC

Independent Financial Group, LLC is an independent broker-dealer that serves the needs of more than 620 independent investment representatives across 40 states, including Puerto Rico. In 2020, IFG was named San Diego’s 12th Largest Private Company by Revenue by the San Diego Business Journal. In addition, in 2020, ranked IFG #2 in Overall Experience Satisfaction among Independent Broker-Dealers, and Financial Planning magazine named IFG #4 Highest in Percentage of Women Advisors in its 2020 IBD Elite survey. To learn more about Independent Financial Group, visit


About Inc. and the Inc. 5000


The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.


About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

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