Press Release: Gear Seven Ranks No. 4808 on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List

Gear Seven Ranks No. 4808 on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List  

With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 85 Percent, Gear Seven Receives Ranking No. 4808 Among America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies 


NEW YORK, August 16, 2022 – Today, Inc. revealed that Gear Seven is No. 4808 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. 


“Seeing Gear Seven’s growth throughout the years is a huge win in and of itself, but to be ranked among so many other incredible companies on this list is quite an honor,” CEO and founder Kirk Slawek states. 


The companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 have not only been successful, but have also demonstrated resilience amid supply chain woes, labor shortages, and the ongoing impact of Covid-19. Among the top 500, the average median three-year revenue growth rate soared to 2,144 percent. Together, those companies added more than 68,394 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 The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine, which will be available on August 23. 


“The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., in light of recent economic roadblocks, cannot be overstated,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that have established themselves through innovation, hard work, and rising to the challenges of today.” 

For over 10 years, Gear Seven has strived to create with excellence and bring visions to life from the city of Nashville. Starting as a “one man band” while in college, founder Kirk Slawek began bringing in more and more talented creatives onto projects as the scope of the company grew. While tapping into the community of filmmakers in Music City and directors across the nation, Gear Seven expanded rapidly to quickly take on work with top-tier brands and talent such as Apple Music, Mitsubishi, ESPN, TikTok, RedBull and more. Today, over 150 years of combined expertise live within the in-house team of Gear Seven as they continue to chase cutting-edge technology and trends, grow in their craft and produce pieces they’re proud to call their own.

In recent years, Gear Seven’s fascination with camera movements birthed Shift Dynamics, while Arc Studios came from ground-breaking extended reality tech that is changing the course of production with each passing day. With Shift Dynamics and Arc Studios, Gear Seven has the ability to arm many projects with a holistic, all-in-one approach so clients can rest assured the team has every piece of the process covered.



Taylor Redd

Marketing Coordinator

Adam Sadler

Director of Business Development 


More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 



Companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2021. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2021 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to four decimal places. The top 500 companies on the Inc. 5000 are featured in Inc. magazine’s September issue. The entire Inc. 5000 can be found at


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The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

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