TOM BILYEU, MIKE OSBORN, RON PENNA, co-founders, Quest Nutrition: 'Our goal is to end metabolic disease'
By Elaine Watson
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Quest Nutrition has a somewhat ambitious mission statement (“Our goal is to end metabolic disease,” says president Tom Bilyeu). But while it may be some time before the El Segundo-based firm can tick this particular goal off its checklist, its progress to date has been truly mind-blowing.
Bilyeu won't disclose financial data about the company, but confirms that Quest – which launched in 2010 – notched up revenues of $82.6m in 2013 (a figure published in Inc), and is still generating triple-digit growth driven by a combination of distribution gains and strong velocity in mature accounts.
Today Quest products are sold in almost 80 countries from 40,000+ points of distribution from GNC and Vitamin Shoppe to Kroger and Trader Joe’s, while the firm has also built a significant online business and has almost 1.2m likes on facebook and 137,000 twitter followers.
So it doesn’t take a mathematical genius to see why it is the #1 food company in the Inc 5000 list of fastest-growing businesses.