Summit Leadership Partners Recognized on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for 3rd Consecutive Year

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Charlotte, NC – Aug. 16, 2022 – Charlotte-based leadership advisory firm, Summit Leadership Partners, selected by Forbes as one of America’s best management consulting firms for advising boards, investors, CEOs and management teams on accelerating leadership and organization performance, was recognized today as one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies in America in 2022. This is the third consecutive year the leadership advisory firm has made the list, which compiles the most successful private companies with a proven track record for growth.

“We’re in the business of helping leaders accelerate growth for their organizations and improve performance. To show our clients that we are true experts with real-world business acumen, we recognize that it is just as important to prove our own firm’s success in growth and scalability. To be recognized for our growth for three consecutive years during one of the most difficult economic periods is an honor and demonstrates our proven practices and that we have the best team in our industry,” said Dan Hawkins, Founder & CEO, Summit Leadership Partners. “There is an increasing demand for solving real world leadership challenges, which is proving more evident than ever before in today’s dynamic business climate. We are investing more every year in growing our team and expanding our products and services to ensure that we remain trusted partners to our clients.”

Since last year’s Inc. 5000 recognition, Summit Leadership Partners has grown rapidly with product improvements and team expansions in several key areas of its business. In March, Summit announced a partnership with Entromy, a leading organizational insights platform powered by AI and natural language processing, to transform the industry’s process of leadership and organization assessment and performance improvement. This new partnership has combined Entromy’s superior technology platform and Summit’s experienced team of talent and organization consultants to strengthen investor and executive decision making to increase growth, mitigate risk, and accelerate investor returns for clients.

“We’re thrilled to continuingly be recognized in Inc. Magazine’s rankings, especially during a three-year period that has shown many challenges. I’m proud that our amazing team of talented employees have come together, year over year, and demonstrated such commitment to our mission. This accomplishment can be attributed to the combined effort of our team, our clients, and our new partnership with the Entromy team. I look forward to seeing how far we’ll go on our journey together,” Hawkins concludes.

To qualify for the Inc. 5000 list, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. Companies must be US-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2021. (Since then, several companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2021 is $2 million.

About Summit Leadership Partners, LLC

Summit Leadership Partners advises boards, investors, CEOs, and senior leaders on scaling business and improving organization performance through talent assessment, executive coaching, management team acceleration, leadership development and organization assessment and improvement. In addition to using advanced behavioral science and data driven tools to uncover opportunities and challenges, our exceptional consulting team deploys real-world solutions based on proven business experience and acumen. Summit has been recognized as one of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms in 2022 by Forbes, consecutively ranked as one of Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in America from 2020-2022 and was listed as #5 on Consulting Magazine’s 2020 Fastest Growing Companies. Summit also made the top 10 spot in Charlotte Business Journal’s 2020 Fast 50. Summit Leadership Partners is located in Austin, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Miami, and San Francisco. For more information, visit, and follow us on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook.