The Clearing Recognized for Fifth Consecutive Year as an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Company

Washington, D.C., August 22, 2016 – The Clearing, Inc. a leading DC based management-consulting firm has been named one of Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies in the United States for the fifth consecutive year. Only 18% of the 2016 winners have made the list 5 times. The Washington, DC Metro area had the second highest number of companies on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies – second only to the New York Metro area.

“The Clearing is proud to be a 5-time recipient of such a prestigious award. We will continue to increase our staff and subject matter expertise through a series of strategic growth initiatives to meet the needs of our clients,” shared Tara Carcillo, President and CEO. “We will stay steadfast in our commitment to help clients create peak performance cultures, leaders, and organizations.”

Inc. 5000 announced the 2016 list of winners online at and commented that 2016 winners were the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years or about 8 percent of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. 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

"We are pleased to be recognized for the rapid and consistent growth The Clearing has achieved,” said Wendy Reid, Director of Consulting. “We owe our success to the dedicated professionals that work diligently to help our clients produce extraordinary results.”


About The Clearing, Inc

The Clearing, Inc. is a management-consulting firm based in Washington, DC, specializing in strategy, organizational change management, program design and implementation, and strategic communication. We help private and public sector organizations anticipate, respond to, and adapt to changing environments.


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The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 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