Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal Fast 50 No. 7: SeQuel Response

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal announced Thursday that SeQuel Response cracked the top 10 in the publication's 2016 list of the 50 fastest growing companies in the state. The direct marketing agency came in at No. 7 this year, after being ranked No. 18 and No. 17 in 2014 and 2013, respectively.

WE ASKED CO-FOUNDER AND COO JAY CARROLL:

How has your company adjusted to new challenges caused by rapid growth? We recently moved into a new space that is four times the size of our previous space.

What’s your company’s fastest-growing expense? Humble, hungry and smart new talent

What’s your strategy to be able to hire enough qualified workers to keep up with your growth? Leverage the following: the unique aspects of our company culture and purpose, our track record for growth during our first seven years of existence, and our deep passion for continued expansion of services and national presence


GROWTH RATE

146.05%

2013 revenue: $10,986,534

2014 revenue: $16,865,559

2015 revenue: $27,032,125

Top executives: Jay Carroll, Tom Rothstein

Founded: 2010

Business: Full-service direct-marketing agency for digital and direct-mail media

Employees at end of 2013: 10; now: 28