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September 01, 2023
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(BPRW) AtkCo Makes the Inc. 5000 For The 1st Time in at No. 1395 across America

(Black PR Wire) Chicago, – Inc. revealed today that AtkCo (Atkins Coordination, Inc) ranks No. 1395 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.  

Quote on Inc 5000 America: “AtkCo lives and breathes a continuous improvement culture - allowing for us to bring the best of what we do to who we are. I am so humbled by this recognition and have ultimate gratitude to my team and support system.” - Shayna Atkins, Founder and CEO at AtkCo 

Quote on Inc 5000 Midwest: “AtkCo has been a manifestation of the greatest transformation within myself. I am honored to have such an amazing team and humbled by the people who have helped us build something special- brick by brick” - Shayna Atkins, Founder and CEO at AtkCo 

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.” 

About AtkCo:

AtkCo is a process improvement firm that transforms ways of working in order to take our clients from problem solving to acceleration. We believe if you shift the way you work, you improve how you live. We help companies improve in an information era by focusing on how they provide value to their customers. Implementing AtkCo’s unique frameworks along with its secret sauce -  the 1% rule-  has driven impressive results making the team excited to go to work everyday. AtkCo’s intentional about delivering an excellent customer experience and we are the recipient of accolades and awards highlighting them as the best in business and competent at what they do including the Young Challengers Award by the Global Social Business Summit, Women Tech Founders Award recipient for Talent Development, graduate of 1871 WiSTEM and BMO Harris Women in FinTech accelerators, and finally, the recipient of the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the Midwest and all of North America. For more information about AtkCo and their services, visit their website at

About Shayna Atkins, Founder 

Shayna Atkins' personal journey is as inspiring as her business's success. She is driving innovation in process improvement and leaving a seat at the table for women of color in technology. In her role as an IT product development expert, she has coached and consulted organizations- fortune 100 to startups- in transformation and continuous improvement. Her process improvement firm, AtkCo, transforms ways of working in order to take our clients from problem solving to acceleration. AtkCo has recently been recognized as Inc 5000 fastest growing private companies in America ranking in the top 3rd as 1395. She approaches improvement with a lens on digital modernization using custom frameworks to drive operating models that can keep pace with tech disruption. She runs a boutique firm that she grows as fast as she can, but as slow as she must - with the thought that AtkCo services are white glove and customer service deserves authentic intention. She is a proponent for women’s communities after launching her first business Queens Brunch for women of color in business, actively breaking barriers in the tech industry as a member of the Leadership Council for YWCA Tech Lab for women and providing scholarship training for women looking to switch careers. Shayna is a Chicago born 3rd generation entrepreneur, 2nd time founder, military wife, HBCU graduate, and her ancestors wildest dream. She can be found on LinkedIn, TikTok, and Instagram @shaynaatkins.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000


Companies on the 2023 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2019 to 2022. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2019. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2022. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2019 is $100,000; the minimum for 2022 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to four decimal places.

About Inc.

Inc. Business Media is the leading multimedia brand for entrepreneurs. Through its journalism, Inc. aims to inform, educate, and elevate the profile of our community: the risk-takers, the innovators, and the ultra-driven go-getters who are creating our future. Inc.’s award-winning work reaches more than 50 million people across a variety of channels, including events, print, digital, video, podcasts, newsletters, and social media. Its proprietary Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to rank the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The recognition that comes with inclusion on this and other prestigious Inc. lists, such as Female Founders and Power Partners, gives the founders of top businesses the opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. For more information, visit