Akili Inc. appears for the 5th time on the Inc.500/5000 annual list of the fastest growing private US companies. Previous Akili listings occurred in 1999, 2000, 2012 and 2013.

Akili (pronounced (uh • kē’ • lē) meaning “knowledge” in Swahili) is an information technology consulting firm founded in 1992. Akili is headquartered in Dallas, TX, with locations in Houston, TX and Denver, CO.

“It is an honor for Akili to be on the Inc. 500|5000 list 5 times, and I attribute this largely to the quality of our team,” said Shiek Shah, CEO, Akili Inc.  “In a professional services business, our people are our assets and we have some of the best in the industry. Without them, none of our success would be achievable.”

Akili delivers solutions for Fortune 1000 companies and is focused on Industry solutions for Oil and Gas, Telecommunications, Finance, Hi-Tech and Retail.  Functional solution areas include Enterprise Performance Management (BPC), Analytics and Data Management (BI, EIM, DW), ERP (Including
PRA, JVA, Asset Management), HANA, Organizational Change Management, and Cloud
Services (Finance, Operations, Sales).

Akili’s 100% success rate spans 20+ years of precision of implementation design and trusted delivery of the best combination of technology and consulting. For more information on Akili’s solutions and services, please visit www.akili.com or email info@akili.com.

“What surprises me, even though I know it’s coming, is the sheer variety of the paths our entrepreneurs take to success, thematically reflecting how our economy has evolved,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “This year there are far more social media and far fewer computer hardware businesses than there were, say, six years ago. But what doesn’t change is the fearsome creativity unleashed by American entrepreneurship.”

The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 516%. The Inc. 5000’ s aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete
results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.  Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://www.inc.com/.

Inc. 500|5000 Methodology

The 2014 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2013. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.