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5 Named to Prestigious Dallas 100™ List

October 25, 2019

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Irving, TX - October 25, 2019

Energy innovator and advisory firm 5 was recently recognized as one of the fastest-growing entrepreneurial companies in the Dallas area, according to the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business’ Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship. A first-time honoree, 5 was among the 100 fastest-growing, privately held businesses that made the Institute’s annual Dallas 100™ list.

“The entrepreneurial spirit, which is a hallmark of our business, is thriving in Dallas-Fort Worth,” said Brian Hayduk, 5’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are honored to be recognized on this prestigious list and be among those companies that are not only driving strong economic growth in the region but also challenging the status quo in their respective industries. We consider ourselves to be in great company.”

To qualify for the Dallas 100™, companies must be headquartered in Dallas-Fort Worth, be independent and privately held, and have at least three years’ history with sales between $500,000 and $75 million. Companies are further judged by their sales growth over the last three years, as well as have a credit report and character satisfactory to the Dallas 100™ judges. The winners represent a wide swath of Dallas-area businesses that collectively generated billions of dollars in sales in 2018.

A complete list of all SMU Cox Dallas 100™ companies for 2019, can be found here. Honorees will be celebrated at a gala at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Thursday, November 21.

This announcement extends 5’s track record of regional and national recognition for its continued growth and employee-centric culture:

  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company List, Inc. - 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Best Workplaces in America, Inc. - 2017, 2018
  • Best Company to Work 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, 2019
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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.