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OneGuard named to Inc. 5000 list

OneGuard Home Warranties has been named to Inc. magazine’s 2015 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies, which takes a comprehensive look at one of the most important segments of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.

“OneGuard has redefined the way home warranties are viewed, which is what has continued to propel our growth year after year,” said Scott Smith, CEO of OneGuard. “It’s an honor to be recognized as part of Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies and a true testament to the dedication of our team.”

Phoenix-based OneGuard provides homeowners across Arizona and Texas with peace-of-mind through traditional warranty services to fix major household systems and appliances. Additionally, the company’s progressive business model delivers home maintenance services, including lawn care, pest control, window washing and HVAC tune-ups, which are typically not covered by home warranty companies.

“The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident.”

The 2015 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs from 2011 to 2014. During that timeframe, OneGuard achieved 92-percent sales growth and added 64 jobs in order to keep pace with the demand for its services, ranking the company at 3,504.

Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.

OneGuard will be recognized at the Inc. 5000 Conference and Gala on Oct. 21-23, 2015 in Orlando, Fla.


Fingerpaint named to Inc. 5000 list for 3rd straight year

Fingerpaint, a full-service marketing agency with offices in Scottsdale, announced it has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing privately held companies for a third consecutive year. The rankings are based on revenue growth over the past three years, during which time Fingerpaint has seen a 371 percent increase.

“This distinction is an extraordinary accomplishment,” said Ed Mitzen, founder of Fingerpaint. “This ranking is a clear testament to the dedication of our staff and their commitment to provide top-tier solutions that move markets for our clients.”

Fingerpaint adds this latest honor to a growing list of accolades that include being named to Medical Media and Marketing magazine’s Top 100 Agencies list, in addition to recognition of its creative work. Just this year, Fingerpaint has won 12 Hermes Creative Awards, seven American Advertising Awards and four Horizon Awards.

The advertising and marketing industry had a staggering 201 percent increase of aggregate growth—the third fastest-growing industry on the list.


Plexus Worldwide donates $35,000 to Toys for Tots

Scottsdale-based Plexus Worldwide, a leading direct-marketing weight-loss and health-supplement seller that was recently named No. 8 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies, presented a donation of $35,000 to Toys for Tots and a donation of $40,417 to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).

The presentation occurred on December 15 at Plexus Worldwide’s headquarters in Scottsdale.  Sgt. Eric Martinez, Coordinator for Toys for Tots in Maricopa County and Aaron Miranda of Wounded Warrior Project attended the event, and were joined by Plexus Executives including CEO Tarl Robinson and CMO Alec Clark.

“We were overwhelmed by the support of our customers and ambassadors to donate to these worthwhile organizations,” said Tarl Robinson, CEO of Plexus Worldwide.  “As Plexus Worldwide continues our astronomical growth into 2015, we look forward to more opportunities to help worthwhile organizations like Toys for Tots and The Wounded Warrior Project in the years to come.”

“Wounded Warrior Project positively impacts the lives of more than 60,000 injured veterans and their families with programs and services funded by the public and caring companies like Plexus Worldwide,” said Adam Silva, chief development officer for Wounded Warrior Project.  “We’re very thankful to Plexus Worldwide which has donated nearly $100,000 over the past two years to Wounded Warrior Project to help us achieve our vision of fostering the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Plexus Worldwide as a national corporate sponsor of the 2014 Marine Toys for Tots Campaign,” said retired Marine Major Bill Grein, vice president of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation ” With their generous support, we will be able to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of thousands of less fortunate children, who otherwise might have been forgotten.”

The donation to Toys for Tots is a direct result of sales made on Cyber Monday, when Plexus customers and ambassadors entered a special code to donate 5% of that day’s sales.  The Wounded Warriors Project donation is a result of a similar special offer on Veterans Day.  Other charities to benefit from Plexus donations during 2014 include breast cancer awareness and research organizations.

Content Marketing

Digital Marketing Firm Pyxl Headed to SkySong

Pyxl, a leading full-service digital marketing firm recently named to the Inc. 5000 list for fastest growing privately-held companies, is going to make its new home at SkySong.

The company is relocating from another location on N. Scottsdale Rd. and will move to its expanded, 2,500 square feet location at SkySong in December.

Pyxl designs and develops custom websites, web applications and mobile apps that balance technology and design, while driving and monetizing web traffic. Additionally, Pyxl’s communication services include customized inbound marketing strategy development and integrated digital marketing and public relations campaigns. With offices in Boulder, Colo., Knoxville, Tenn. and Scottsdale, Ariz., Pyxl has gained a wide range of clients across the industries of healthcare, technology, education and retail. In August, Pyxl was named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies for the second year in a row. The list is published annually by Inc. Magazine and ranks America’s fastest growing, privately-owned companies.

With the leasing agreement, Pyxl’s presence at SkySong is a perfect brand fit for a digital firm recognized for its innovation.

“A company dedicated to growth and to results-driven digital marketing makes a lot of sense for the culture at SkySong,” said Sharon Harper, president and CEO of Plaza Companies, the developer of the project. “They will feel right at home with SkySong’s shared focus on innovation and technology, and ultimately, growth.”

Brian Winter, CEO of Pyxl, said, “We are excited to move to SkySong, a home of innovators, forward-thinkers and entrepreneurs alike. We look forward to our continued growth while at SkySong and finding more collaborative relationships and opportunities in our own community.”

Pyxl is the latest addition to the growing SkySong project, which recently saw the completion of the SkySong Apartments and SkySong 3, the third office building at the property. With SkySong 3 achieving 90 percent occupancy well ahead of schedule, pre-leasing has accelerated on SkySong 4, with construction on the new building scheduled to begin in the next few months.

SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, is home to a global business community that links technology, entrepreneurship, innovation and education to position ASU and Greater Phoenix as global leaders of the knowledge economy.

SkySong is a 42-acre mixed use development designed to:

• Create an ecology of collaboration and innovation among high-profile technology enterprises and related researchers
• Advance global business objectives of on-site enterprises
• Raise Arizona’s profile as a global center of innovation through co-location of ASU’s strategic global partners
• Create a unique regional economic and social asset

Companies located at SkySong enjoy a special relationship with Arizona State University, which has more than 73,000 students at four metropolitan Phoenix campuses. Its campus in Tempe is the single largest campus in the U.S., and it is located less than three miles from SkySong.

In addition to locating its own innovative research units at the center, ASU provides tenants with direct access to relevant research, educational opportunities and cultural events on its campuses. Through ASU’s on-site operations, tenant companies have a single point of contact for introductions to researchers, faculty and programs to address their specific needs.

For more information on SkySong, visit www.skysongcenter.com or www.facebook.com/skysongcenter. For more information on Pyxl, visit www.thinkpyxl.com.

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Inilex Named to Inc. 5000

Inilex, a leading provider of aftermarket telemetry solutions for vehicles, has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 list for the second straight year. Inilex ranked No. 1508 on the prominent list, which recognizes America’s fastest-growing privately held companies. This recognition reinforces Inilex’s standing as one of the country’s most successful businesses, and a leader in automotive theft-recovery and monitoring.

Inilex manufactures and sells SkyLINK – an intelligent vehicle recovery device that uses GPS and cellular technologies to locate stolen vehicles in real time. Unlike other car theft-recovery devices, SkyLINK provides broad, nationwide coverage and it works with all law enforcement agencies. Inilex also offers a variety of customized solutions for larger enterprise accounts, connecting companies to their mobile assets or workforce.

“We’re honored to receive this recognition for propelling growth in the auto technology market,” said Michael Maledon, CEO of Inilex. “Not only does this validate that we’re delivering a quality product, but it’s also a testament to the entire team who works tirelessly to deliver impeccable service to our customers and partners.”