Search Influence Named Among America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies
August 13, 2015
For the fifth time, tech company Search Influence has made the just-released Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Only a tiny fraction of the nation’s companies demonstrate such consistent high growth, particularly in the difficult economic environment of the past few years.
Search Influence is the largest online marketing company on the Gulf Coast and is located in the thriving New Orleans technology sector. In fact, the company is helping to shrink the gender gap in tech. New Orleans—not Silicon Valley—is one of the best cities in the nation for women in tech, according to a new survey from SmartAsset analyzing data from the U.S. Census Bureau. New Orleans has the second highest percentage of women in tech—36.5 percent—of any city included in the study. At the downtown offices of Search Influence, females make up an astounding 65 percent of workers as of August.
“We’re excited to be included again in the Inc. 5000 list. Our growth is a testament to our focus on cultivating the best and brightest. This year we’re particularly pleased to be among New Orleans tech firms that are leaders for women in tech with 65 percent female staff,” said Will Scott, CEO and co-founder of Search Influence.
“Over the last 15 years in the tech industry in New Orleans, I always felt supported to have a family and be successful at work and we, at Search Influence, find this to be an important balance, too,” said Angie Scott, COO and co-founder of Search Influence.
Search Influence was founded in 2006, by the husband-and-wife team in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The couple bootstrapped the company from the ground up rather than funding the company through outside investors. What started in a spare bedroom has now grown into one of America’s fastest-growing private companies.
“The mission of Search Influence is the same as it’s always been. Regardless of our growth, we’re still focused foremost on helping businesses succeed online. In the beginning it was search engine optimization, but our tools have grown over time to include content, social media, online advertising and more,” Will Scott said.
About Search Influence
Search Influence is a national, full-service online marketing company based in New Orleans, La. The only New Orleans firm on the 2011 Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, Search Influence is the largest online marketing company on the Gulf Coast. It has hundreds of direct and partner customers, including local merchants and clients in the automotive industry, law, plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry and dermatology industries as well as publishers and Yellow Pages companies who provide SEO and other online marketing products for their advertisers.