TorchLight Ranked in Inc. 5000 List for Fifth Year

by Julie Rutherford

D.C.’s leading marketing and communications search and staffing firm
among elite group of companies listed in annual growth ranking 5 times

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (August 17, 2021)Inc. magazine announced today that TorchLight Hire, a leading marketing and communications search and staffing firm serving the greater Washington, D.C. area, ranked No. 4,521 of the nation’s 5,000 fastest-growing private companies of 2021. This marks the fifth year TorchLight has been ranked on this distinguished list, something very few Inc. 5000 companies have achieved.

TorchLight, headquartered in Alexandria, Va., joins an elite group of companies nationwide who have been recognized on this distinguished annual list since it began, including Zappos, Intuit, Patagonia and many others. This year’s list contains companies that have been particularly resilient given 2020’s challenging business climate.

TorchLight’s revenue has grown an incredible 1,500% since opening its doors in 2021. View TorchLight’s rankings.

A large portion of the company’s growth is due to our top-quality, personalized service and long-standing relationships with clients and candidates.

“Given the impact of COVID on hiring, we are particularly proud to be included on the list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies for the fifth year,” said TorchLight Founder Heidi Parsont. “Our growth is fueled by our passion for matching leading D.C. area employers with top marketing and communications professionals who exceed expectations, especially during this highly competitive job market.”

The woman-owned small business, credentialed as a WBENC Woman’s Business Enterprise, has been recognized as a Washington “Best Place to Work” for valuing flexibility, encouraging lifelong learning and supporting working women in all their roles—all while experiencing fast-track growth.

About TorchLight
TorchLight, founded in 2012 and headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is the Washington, D.C. region’s premier search and staffing firm for marketing and communications. TorchLight is the trusted partner of D.C. area-leading employers looking for experienced marketing, communications, digital and creative professionals for permanent and contract positions. Learn more at

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