Aug 15, 2023 | 3 min read

DragonSpears Ranks No. 2,286 on the 2023 Inc. 5000

By: Sienna Provvidenza


NEW YORK, August 15, 2023- Inc. revealed today that DragonSpears ranks No. 2,286 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 Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other household name brands gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“Making it to the Inc. 5000 for the third year in a row, at number 2286, isn't about numbers or titles. It's a reflection of the genuine relationships we've built with our clients, partners, and teammates. Their trust and dedication make all the difference, and I'm deeply grateful to be on this journey alongside them,” says Patrick Emmons, Founder CEO of DragonSpears.

The Inc. 5000 class of 2023 represents companies that have driven rapid revenue growth while navigating inflationary pressure, the rising costs 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. In all, 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.”

DragonSpears, a leading innovator in the custom software industry, continues to garner prestigious accolades, affirming our commitment to excellence. Over the past five years, DragonSpears has consistently secured a spot on Chicago's esteemed roster of Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®. Additionally, our remarkable ascent on the national stage has been evident through three consecutive years of inclusion in the Inc. 5000. Earlier this year, DragonSpears proudly secured the notable position of No. 131 on the highly regarded 2023 Inc. Regionals Midwest list.

At DragonSpears, we are dedicated to fostering client success through the creation of powerful innovation engines. Our collaborative efforts with engineering teams enable accelerated and efficient software delivery. We're passionate about guiding the integration of novel work methodologies and software delivery approaches, instilling transformative cultural shifts via skill enhancement and team empowerment. Our results are tangible, driven by the strategic embrace of Enterprise DevOps, Cloud Native Computing, Data Platforms, and Agile practices.

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About Sienna Provvidenza

Based in Delray Beach, Florida, Sienna Provvidenza is the Marketing Manager at DragonSpears. She graduated in May 2022 from The University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Science in International Business & Marketing and a Spanish minor. Sienna is responsible for event management, social media, content creation, and campaign management. She is passionate about driving impactful results to bring visions to life.