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Collibra Named in Inc.’s First-Annual Best-Led Companies

Collibra, the Data Intelligence company, was recognized by Inc. in its first annual Best-Led Companies list, a 12-point measure of management excellence across the middle market — a select, data-driven list of the very strongest U.S. firms with revenue of $50 million to $2 billion. The final list recognizes 250 companies that are agile enough to maneuver but also big enough to have a broad impact. These companies employ 35 million people, about one of four U.S. workers. All 250 have a successful track record with leadership teams that spur solid performance, create value, penetrate markets, engage with customers, and more. To be considered for the list, each company had to fill out an application answering questions about its performance, executive team, and leadership. Applicants were then analyzed via an algorithm that identified the very best companies according to their leadership teams’ superlative accomplishments in four key areas: performance and value creation; market penetration and customer engagement; talent; and leadership team. “This inaugural list of companies represents the remarkable midsized companies, both public and private, often founder led, that are at the vanguard of reinventing American business,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. magazine. “With their leadership, all businesses will benefit from an exciting, competitive future full of possibilities.” “At Collibra, one of our core values is to lead with confidence. We are leaders in data intelligence, but we are also committed to building a supportive and inclusive workplace where everyone is empowered to lead, innovate and grow,” said Jarlath Doherty, chief people officer for Collibra. “We are honored by this recognition, which serves as a testament to our strong values and the incredible achievements of our team over the past year.” Collibra helps unite organizations by delivering trusted data for every use, for every user and across every source. With flexible governance, continuous quality, and built-in privacy, Collibra empowers organizations to know what data they have, understand what it means and be confident they are using it in the right way. The company has experienced rapid growth over the past year with its acquisition of predictive data quality vendor OwlDQ, the launch of its March to a Billion product journey, and the executive appointments of Madalina Tanasie to chief technology officer and Laura Sellers to senior vice president of product. To compile the list, Inc. evaluated private and public U.S.-based companies with a 2020 revenue of $50 million to $2 billion or a valuation of $50 million to $10 billion using a proprietary 12-point measure of management excellence generated with input from partners at Pitchbook and Shango Labs. To see the complete list, go to: The November issue of Inc. magazine is available online now at and will be on newsstands beginning November 9, 2021.

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The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc., offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community they need to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across various 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 allows the founders of the best businesses 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 is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

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