Converge Earns Spot on Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies

Converge Earns a Spot on Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies for Third Straight Year

Inc. 5000 just ranked Converge Consulting, the digital agency for education, among the top 28 percent of its 2018 Fastest Growing Companies. This is the third year in a row that Converge has landed on the list. Of the tens of thousands of companies that have applied for Inc. 5000 status, only a mere one in four have made the list three consecutive times. 

In 2016, Converge was the #1 Fastest Growing Company in Iowa with representation on the list. Rapid growth from its headquarters in both Cedar Rapids, IA, and Raleigh, NC, along with partnerships at colleges and universities across the country, has led to brand momentum and increased marketplace visibility for the agency. In addition to the Inc. 5000 award for 2018, the Corridor Business Journal also recognized Converge as the 5th Fastest Growing Company in the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Corridor. 

“Our goals for growth are designed to match the evolution of our industry,” said Jay Kelly, President & Co-Founder of Converge Consulting. “We are excited to see what the future holds as our partners lead the next era of education innovation.”

2018 has proven to be another successful year for Converge on all fronts. The agency recently received two AVA Digital Gold Awards for their work with Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business and Mount Vernon Nazarene University. The AVA Digital Awards are an international competition recognizing excellence by creative professionals responsible for digital communication.

“Converge has helped us not only grow our enrollment but to think about innovation in higher education in a new way,” said Theresa Strickland, Chief Marketing Officer at the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business.

Converge offers best-in-class enrollment marketing, communications and data analytics solutions built on unmatched higher education experience. The agency partners with institutions across North America—from small to mid-sized private institutions like Butler University, Northwestern University and Canada’s only women’s university Brescia University College  to larger public schools like University of California Irvine and Clemson University. Strong partnerships with some of the best brands in education and the demand for digital translation in the marketplace set Converge on a path for success in 2018 and beyond.


Converge Consulting is the digital agency for education with offices in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Raleigh, North Carolina. We connect the next generation of learners with right-fit institutions and programs. 

Blaine Phillips
Blaine Phillips
August 15, 2018