Press Release

August 16, 2023

Rhode Island, August 16, 2023 – Inc. revealed that KSA Marketing ranks 1411 on the 2023 Inc. 5000, its annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The prestigious ranking provides a data-driven look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent, entrepreneurial businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armor, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other household name brands gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.


“KSA Marketing is thrilled to be honored by Inc. as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies,” said Katie Schibler Conn, founder and CEO of KSA Marketing. “Being named to the Inc. 5000 is a testament to the kick-ass results KSA has delivered for our clients, as well as the bold courage and passionate tenacity of our team. Team KSA has worked hard to achieve this honor, and we’re excited to harness our experience and expertise in workforce development to help more organizations turn marketing panic into power with results that kick-ass.”

The Inc. 5000 class of 2023 represents companies that have driven rapid revenue growth while navigating inflationary pressure, the rising cost of capital, and seemingly intractable hiring challenges. Among this year’s top 500 companies, the average median three-year revenue growth rate ticked up to an astonishing 2,238 percent. This year’s Inc. 5000 companies have added 1,187,266 jobs to the economy over the past three years.

For complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, location, and other criteria, go to The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine, available on newsstands beginning Tuesday, August 23.

“Running a business has only gotten harder since the end of the pandemic,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “To make the Inc. 5000 – with the fast growth that requires – is truly an accomplishment. Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that are building our future.”

Katie Schibler & Associates, LLC d/b/a KSA Marketing is a woman-owned agency with expertise in marketing strategy, brand positioning, and integrated advertising. Since 2011, KSA has grown from a one-woman practice into a full-service agency supporting international brands, government agencies, and growing organizations. Our core values lead KSA’s approach to marketing, bringing together a deep bench of strategic communications professionals. KSA maintains a highly successful record of building strategic communications segmented to meet diverse audiences where they are, propelling our clients’ growth and goals.


More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000


Companies on the 2023 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2019 to 2022. To qualify, companies must have been founded by generating revenue by March 31, 2019. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of December 31, 2022. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2019 is $100,000; the minimum for 2022 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.


About Inc. 

Inc. Business Media is the leading multimedia brand for entrepreneurs. Through its journalism, Inc. aims to inform, educate, and elevate the profile of our community: the risk-takers, the innovators, and the ultra-driven go-getters who are creating our future. Inc.’s award-winning work reaches more than 50 million people across a variety of channels, including events, print, digital, video, podcasts, newsletters, and social media. Its proprietary Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to rank the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The recognition that comes with inclusion on this and other prestigious Inc. lists, such as Female Founders and Power Partners, gives the founders of top businesses the opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers and credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. For more information, visit



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