Third Stage Consulting Group Ranks in the Top 1/3 on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List

Written By: Eric Kimberling
Date: August 19, 2022

With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 406% Percent, Third Stage Consulting Group Receives Ranking No. 1575 Among America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

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Today, Inc. revealed that Third Stage is No. 1575 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

Founded in 2018, Third Stage Consulting is a leading provider of digital transformation consulting and business advisory services. Third Stage helps clients grow their businesses by providing independent, technology-agnostic advice and value-added services. Their team of experienced consultants has a proven track record of success in helping businesses achieve their goals and maximize value of enterprise technologies.

"We are thrilled to be recognized by Inc. as one of America's top 5000 fastest-growing private companies, especially by Inc.’s process" said Third Stage Consulting CEO & Founder Eric Kimberling. “At Third Stage, we believe in transparency and earning our results. We don't buy recognition; we earn it through hard work and dedication to providing independent and technology agnostic value to our clients. This is what has helped us achieve such incredible growth in such a short period of time.”

The companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 have not only been successful, but have also demonstrated resilience amid supply chain woes, labor shortages, and the ongoing impact of Covid-19. Among the top 500, the average median three-year revenue growth rate soared to 2,144 percent. Together, those companies added more than 68,394 jobs over the past three years.

“The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., in light of recent economic roadblocks, cannot be overstated,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that have established themselves through innovation, hard work, and rising to the challenges of today.”

Third Stage is completely independent and agnostic, meaning they do not sell or resell any products or services. This allows for unbiased, fact-based advice that is in the best interest of their clients. Their focus is on helping our clients achieve their business goals, regardless of the technology or platform. Third Stage is proud to be able to provide clients with the highest level of expertise and experience in this rapidly evolving field

This unique approach has launched Third Stage to becoming global leaders in digital transformation and technology implementation services. Third Stage is proud to be able to offer clients independent and unbiased advice that they can trust. So much so that their executives are often called upon to serve as expert witnesses in court cases involving failed digital transformations.

“Navigating today’s technology landscape can be challenging, especially within the digital transformation industry and key nuances required to be successful,” says Third Stage Consulting Group’s Chief Strategy Officer, Greg Benton. “Third Stage serves as an independent, technology-agnostic advisor and collaborative partner to our client community. We provide unparalleled industry expertise and proven methodologies to optimize any technology transformation and maximize business value.”

As the global leader in digital transformation and technology implementation services, Third Stage owns the independent and agnostic advisory space.

Eric Kimberling and his team of digital transformation experts have helped countless businesses across a wide range of industries achieve their goals. Eric has been quoted in numerous publications, such as Forbes, Inc., and The Wall Street Journal, and is a recognized premier thought leader in the field of digital transformation.

Download Third Stage’s newly release 2023 Digital Transformation Report to preview their work and thought leadership.

Kyler Cheatham, Global Marketing Director

More about Third Stage Consulting Group and the Inc. 5000 List

Companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2021. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2021 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to four decimal places. The top 500 companies on the Inc. 5000 are featured in Inc. magazine’s September issue. The entire Inc. 5000 can be found at

About Third Stage
Third Stage was founded in 2018 to provide unparalleled experience, thought leadership, and toolsets to help clients reach the Third Stage of their digital transformation. We support clients through their ERP and digital transformation journeys. Our differentiator is our client-first mentality. An organization’s digital infrastructure should align with the people, processes, and technologies that give it a competitive advantage. We help to develop a clear vision before matching our clients with technologies that will best enable their business goals. We pride ourselves in being technology-agnostic, which means our experienced consultants “tell it like it is” without the influence of big software vendors. Instead, we advocate for our clients in direct conversations with the industry’s leading vendors to match them with the most effective resources, business process improvements, and operational change management strategies that will support their growth. Learn more:

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Eric Kimberling

Eric is known globally as a thought leader in the ERP consulting space. He has helped hundreds of high-profile enterprises worldwide with their technology initiatives, including Nucor Steel, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare, Kodak, Coors, Boeing, and Duke Energy. He has helped manage ERP implementations and reengineer global supply chains across the world.

Eric Kimberling
Eric is known globally as a thought leader in the ERP consulting space. He has helped hundreds of high-profile enterprises worldwide with their technology initiatives, including Nucor Steel, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare, Kodak, Coors, Boeing, and Duke Energy. He has helped manage ERP implementations and reengineer global supply chains across the world.
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