Shift Lands Spot on Inc. 5000 List

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Shift Interactive, a subsidiary of West Des Moines-based Performance Marketing Group, is ranked No. 1,857 on Inc. magazine’s 36th annual Inc. 5000. The list represents a unique look at the fastest-growing companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small and midsized businesses.

“Being part of the Inc. 5000 list this year is a great honor, and we’re so humbled to be recognized alongside these other fine organizations, ” says Kevin Lentz, president of Performance Marketing Group. “Building our interactive firm from the ground up over the past five years hasn’t always been easy, and we owe our success to our outstanding clients and our talented staff — a team committed to delivering the very latest technology solutions available today.”

Shift develops custom digital solutions and iOS and Android applications for a variety of clients across the United States. Since 2011, the company has grown from 8 to 24 employees, and has been a pioneer in Central Iowa in terms of product development. In addition to website and app development, the firm has recently expanded their capabilities in the areas of digital strategy, virtual reality, augmented reality and Internet of Things (IoT) development.

“The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” said Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 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

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About Shift Interactive: Based in West Des Moines, Shift Interactive, LLC is an interactive agency that specializes in the design and development of custom web solutions and iOS and Android applications. Shift Interactive partners with clients at a local and national level to implement both Business-To-Business and Business-To-Consumer solutions.

About Inc. Media: The Inc. 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.

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