TorchLight Hire Ranked on Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for Third Year

by Julie Rutherford

D.C. area’s leading marketing and communications search and staffing firm among elite group of companies listed in annual growth ranking for 3 years

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (August 14, 2019)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. 3,150 of the nation’s 5,000 fastest-growing private companies of 2019. This marks the third year TorchLight has been ranked on this distinguished list, something only 13% of companies achieved in 2019.

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, Dominos, Dell and many others. Companies must achieve exponential growth based on revenue, as verified by an extensive third-party financial audit, to be selected.

TorchLight’s revenue has grown an incredible 1,500% since opening its doors in 2012—and 116% over the past three years alone. View TorchLight’s rankings

Part of the company’s growth is due to an impressive 97% placement success rate, with a significant number of placed employees successfully working and thriving one year after hire.

“We are thrilled to be included on the list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies for the third year,” said TorchLight Founder Heidi Parsont. “Our growth is fueled by our passion for matching talented marketing and communications professionals with leading D.C. area employers. We are committed to supporting the continued expansion of Washington’s job market through an exceptional workforce.”

The woman-owned business, credentialed as a WBE-certified Woman’s Business Enterprise, is committed to helping D.C.’s leading companies recruit and hire top talent for key marketing, communications, creative and digital roles. TorchLight 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, contract and contract-to-hire positions. Learn more at

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