Venn Strategies Named by Inc. as One of America’s Fastest–Growing Private Companies

Firm Ranks Second Among DC Public Affairs Businesses

 Venn Strategies, LLC, a leading national government relations and public affairs firm, today announced it has been ranked among the fastest-growing private firms in America by Inc. magazine.  The ranking in the Inc. 5000 also showed that Venn’s growth put it second among privately held public affairs and lobbying firms in Washington, DC.  For more than 30 years, Inc.’s list has served as a prestigious benchmark of the nation’s most successful private companies, ranking firms by overall revenue growth. Other firms that have been included on this year’s list are music website Pandora, convenience store chain 7-Eleven and Radio Flyer, maker of the iconic children’s red wagon.

“In the fast-paced world of Washington, the need to anticipate what is ahead in the regulatory, legislative and political environment is constantly growing and evolving, and we’re proud to say that Venn is growing with it,” said Stephanie Silverman, firm founder and CEO. “Already 2010 has been one of our most robust years to date in terms of expanding our client work and our team.  We’re doing this by staying focused on helping our clients plan for change, and plan to shape it,” Silverman added.

“The leaders of the companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression,” said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. “The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs.”

Since Silverman launched the firm nearly a decade ago, Venn has managed sophisticated policy and political initiatives, bringing together key stakeholders from across the government, private sector, and interest groups to move issues – and the ball – forward. Venn enables clients to have a seat at the table, shaping key national policy debates, including critical matters of health care, tax and economic policy.

In the past several months, Venn has added to its senior team to meet the needs of its clients, adding to its roster of former top aides in the White House, Senate, House, leading industry advocacy groups and Fortune 500 corporations.  Among them:  Senior Advisor Jim Ray, former strategic counsel to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT); Assistant Vice President Lindsay A. Punzenberger, former aide to U.S. Congressman Thomas E. Petri (WI-6); and Assistant Vice President Rebecca Einhorn, former Press Secretary to Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL).


About Venn Strategies, LLC
Venn Strategies, LLC is a nationally recognized, full-service government affairs and public affairs firm, offering clients a wide range of deliverables focused on advocacy, issue management, coalition management and strategic advisory services.  Specializing in matters of health care, tax, economic policy and financial services to name a few, the firm is comprised of top former top aides in the White House, Senate, House, State Houses, leading industry advocacy groups and Fortune 500 corporations.

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