More Growth, More Human Impact

03 Sep 2019, Dave Kilimnik

People celebrating with Inc 5000 logo to celebrate Hero Digital's ranking

Back in 2014, Hero Digital started as a four-person team united around the vision of an experience-driven future. We thought that agencies, holding companies, and big system integrators were stale, and that the world needed something different – a purpose built experience company that could not just inspire the CMO, but help turn their vision into reality.  We were right about that, and the company has been on a meteoric growth path ever since.

While our strategy was sound and our team has worked harder than any I have ever seen, we were also blessed with good luck in the early years, which never hurts. We founded on an idea, but Hero is becoming a movement – with a 400 person workforce united behind the CX goals of our clients.

Now in our fifth year, I’m honored to share that we’re ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies for the second year in a row. We clocked in at #1575 based on our 262% growth since 2015, which is a truly astonishing number when I think back to our humble beginnings as a team of four.

While revenue and headcount growth are great metrics, the most rewarding part of Hero’s expansion has been the scale and human impact of our work. Very few people could say that they’ve never interacted with one of our clients’ brands, whether they’ve shopped at Nordstrom, gotten cash from a U.S. Bank ATM, logged a client call in Salesforce, or watched TV via Comcast. Hero has had the opportunity to touch millions of people, making their experiences with their favorite brands more seamless and delightful. That human impact is the most surreal part of the growth that Hero has seen, and it’s what keeps me and the team coming back for more.

As we continue to grow, our singular focus on the customer will never waver. We have always created experiences that are as beautiful as they are functional. We have always connected our clients to their end customers with unique, personal touchpoints. Our commitment to customer experience will only continue to grow as the company does.

I feel very lucky to lead a company that is not about me; it’s about the team working together doing what none of us could do alone. Every day, I’m humbled to lead and excited to come to work.

Here’s to the past, present, and future.

Dave Kilimnik
CEO, Hero Digital