GQR Awarded Inc. 500 Ranking For 2016 & 2017

September 7, 2017

LOS ANGELESSept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The only human capital firm to make it two years in a row in 2016 and ’17, GQR captured the 464th spot on Inc. magazine’s 2017 Inc. 500 (and Inc. 5000) listing, which has ranked the nation’s most prestigious and fastest-growing privately owned companies since 1982.

This year, 184 human capital companies ranked on the Inc. 5000 and only 11 made it onto the Inc. 500. GQR is the only international company in the Inc. 500 human capital sector and achieved a 949 percent three-year revenue growth.

GQR shares the stage with premier companies like Prime Therapeutics, Allied Universal and Carahsoft Tech.

“It is an honor for us to share this recognition with so many innovative leaders throughout the nation,” GQR co-founder and CEO Steven Talbot said. “We owe all of our achievements to the massive talent and extraordinary efforts of our people.”

In addition to its prestigious ranking, GQR is led by the youngest founding team, chairman and CEO in the human capital sector of the Inc. 500 and placed No. 1 on the list for the fastest-growing human capital company in Los Angeles and the state of New York.

The 2017 Inc. 5000 and top 500 companies were featured in the September issue of Inc., which hit newsstands last week.

“This is a true testament to the hard work of our people,” GQR co-founder and chairman Hugo Sugden said. “Their tenacity and deep market specialization, combined with GQR’s commitment to delivering leading services to clients are validated by this year’s ranking on the Inc. 500. It has been incredible to watch GQR grow since we first opened our doors in the UK in 2009 and in the U.S. in 2012 – I am keen to see how the organization continues to grow and innovate.”

GQR first placed on the Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000 in 2016, with an impressive 906 percent three-year revenue growth.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database, can be found at GQR’s profile can be found at


About GQR

Specialization. Collaboration. Globalization. These are the three pillars of GQR’s strategic approach.

We are highly specialized in sectors that define the next phase of innovation: capital, natural resources, time and life. By specializing in Banking & FinanceEnergy & EngineeringTechnology and Life Sciences, GQR adds value to the world by identifying talent that transcends boundaries.

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