MarketScout Ranks on the 2014 Dallas 100

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DALLAS, December 12, 2014 – MarketScout, the national insurance exchange and specialty MGA has been named to the Dallas 100™ list of the top fastest-growing companies in Dallas by SMU Cox School of Business. The Dallas 100™, co-founded by SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, is a prestigious ranking that honors the ingenuity, commitment and perseverance of privately-held entrepreneurial businesses in the Dallas area.

“We’re honored to be recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in Dallas by SMU Cox. The success of MarketScout is largely due to our people who make the firm great and have enabled our growth and profitability,” said Richard Kerr, Founder and CEO, MarketScout.

For 24 years, SMU Cox has annually ranked the top 100 Dallas entrepreneurial companies based on sales revenue growth over the last three years, as determined by the calculations of the accounting firm BKD Dallas CPAs and Advisors. According to the data, this year’s winning companies collectively created 15,865 jobs over two years. In addition, all 100 companies together achieved $4.4 billion in sales in 2013 alone (the most recent year for which complete data is available) and made $9.1 billion in sales over three years from 2011 to 2013. The annual Dallas 100™ Awards Ceremony was presented by the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at the SMU Cox School of Business. The event continues to identify privately held corporations, proprietorships or partnerships headquartered in Dallas that don’t otherwise receive recognition, but which have created jobs and generated wealth for their founders and employees.

About MarketScout
MarketScout is an insurance distribution and underwriting company headquartered in Dallas, Texas with specialty expertise in many areas. The firm is a Lloyd’s Coverholder and MGA for US insurers. MarketScout owns and operates the MarketScout Exchange as well as over 40 other online and traditional underwriting and distribution venues. MarketScout founded the Council for Insuring Private Clients (CIPC) and the Entrepreneurial Insurance Alliance (EIA). MarketScout has offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Texas, and Washington, D.C. For additional information about MarketScout, please visit and follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter (

About SMU Cox
The Cox School of Business (, originally established in Dallas in 1920 on the campus of
Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and was named in honor of benefactor Edwin L. Cox in
1978. The school offers a number of unique resources and activities for students, including the Business
Leadership Center (BLC), the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, the Folsom Institute for Real Estate, the Maguire Energy Institute, the Global Leadership Program and the Associate Board Executive Mentoring Program, as well as an international alumni network with chapters in more than 20 countries.


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