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5 Named to Entrepreneur 360™ List of Top Companies in the U.S.

January 11, 2019

Irving, TX - January 11, 2019

For the second consecutive year, energy advisory firm 5 was selected by Entrepreneur magazine for its 4th annual Entrepreneur 360™ list.

Entrepreneur 360 2018

Entrepreneur conducts a national search each year to identify the most entrepreneurial companies in the U.S. based on their ability to balance impact, innovation, growth, leadership and value. According to Entrepreneur Editor-in-Chief Jason Feifer, companies that make the list “have pushed boundaries with their innovative ideas, fostered strong company cultures, impacted their communities for the better, and increased their brand awareness.”

2019 marks the start of 5’s 8th year in business, transforming the way businesses and governmental entities plan for, purchase and manage their energy. “This prestigious recognition from Entrepreneur is especially gratifying because it acknowledges all aspects of our company’s performance and operations, from achieving record revenues, to deploying innovative technologies for our clients, to espousing a best-in-class corporate culture,” says Chief Executive Officer Brian Hayduk.

This announcement continues 5’s regional and national recognition for its business successes and employee-centric culture:

• Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company List, Inc. – 2016, 2017, 2018
• Best Workplace in America, Inc. – 2017, 2018
• Best Company to Work for in Texas, Texas Monthly – 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
• Best Small Workplace in America, Fortune – 2016, 2017
• Fastest Growing Aggie-Owned Companies, Texas A&M University – 2017, 2018

“Every one of our awards – and each of our accomplishments – are directly attributable to the team we have built,” said Chief Culture Officer Jeff Schiefelbein. “When you are all rowing in the same direction toward a common goal, you become an unstoppable force.”

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Written by 5

Founded in 2011, 5 comprises a team of energy innovators, commodity traders, analysts, engineers, and former energy supplier executives. Together, they serve a broad array of private and public sector clients throughout the United States and Mexico, providing strategic advice on energy-related matters including procurement, demand-side management, rate optimization, regulatory intervention, benchmarking, bill auditing, RFP management, sustainability planning services, renewable power, and distributed generation. With an eye on growth, 5 has initiated a number of strategic partnerships and acquisitions, including the 2019 acquisition of Luthin Associates. 5 has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in the U.S. for five consecutive years. The firm has also received numerous accolades and national awards for its corporate culture, leadership and innovation, including 5 consecutive years as a top 10 Best Company to Work for in Texas according to Texas Monthly Magazine.