Companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Regionals Southwest list had an average growth rate of 154 percent.

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Inc. magazine announced today that Red Fan Communications is No. 126 on its third annual Inc. 5000 Regionals Southwest list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies based in Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Southwest region economy’s most dynamic segment–its independent small businesses.

“It’s exciting to see Red Fan Communications has jumped from ranking no. 180 only a year ago to rank no. 126 in 2022. Our steady growth directly reflects the evolving strategic role communications plays in business performance and market success,” said Kathleen Lucente, president and founder of Red Fan. “We thank our clients for putting their trust in us daily. They know that a successful brand reputation requires not only communications proficiency, but vertical expertise, dynamic partnerships and a customized approach to solving unique business challenges. The Red Fan team is honored to be recognized alongside so many other Texas and Southwest regional companies blazing trails in their respective markets.”

Headquartered in Austin, Red Fan Communications growth comes from partnering with high-growth B2B tech brands throughout the U.S. and internationally to create integrated communications strategies that position them as category leaders. Red Fan specializes in strategic communications for brands in disruptive tech verticals, including fintech, edtech, insurtech, real estate tech, agritech, transportation tech, supply chain, and high-growth industries, including construction tech, sustainability, and clean energy, among others. In almost every client engagement, Red Fan is actively helping clients to position internally and externally for high growth and the longer goal of the desired exit, whether it’s an IPO, SPAC or acquisition.

The companies on this list show a remarkable rate of growth across all industries in the Southwest region. Between 2018 and 2020, these 141 private companies had an average growth rate of 154 percent and, in 2020 alone, they added 10,563 jobs and nearly $10.9 billion to the Southwest region’s economy. Companies based in Austin and Fort Worth, Texas along with Scottsdale, Arizona, had the highest growth rate overall.

The Inc. 5000 Regionals Southwest complete results, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at

“This year’s winners represent one of the most exceptional and exciting lists of America’s off-the-charts growth companies. They’re disruptors and job creators, and all delivered an outsize impact on the economy. Remember their names and follow their lead. These are the companies you’ll be hearing about for years to come,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc.

Red Fan Communications

Based in Austin, Texas, Red Fan Communications is a strategic, integrated communications partner for dynamic B2B and technology brands. The full-service senior consultancy helps high-growth and established businesses build and sustain their brand reputations. Established in 2008 by marketing and communications industry veteran Kathleen Lucente, the firm delivers communication platforms that map to clients’ business goals, resonate with key audiences, strengthen brand identity and deliver measurable results. Red Fan Communications pushes the boundaries for clients, blending traditional and nontraditional communications strategies and tactics to craft customized campaigns that position brands as market leaders, support sales, engage customers and stakeholders and build brand awareness. For more information, visit

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regionals


The 2022 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2018 and 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.

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Nichole Hazard
Red Fan Communications