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UW Alumna Makes 2018 Inc. 5000 List: Jennifer (Thelen) Cresson

Sep. 17, 2018
Category: Recognition

Sunseed Research LLC, a market research firm, was recognized on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list, an annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies. Ranked 4,613 on the list, this is the first year that Sunseed Research has made the Inc. 5000.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of America’s fastest-growing companies,” Jennifer (Thelen) Cresson BA ’96 said. Cresson is one of the founding partners of Sunseed Research. “Our company’s growth is a secondary result of helping our customers’ businesses thrive and grow themselves.”

Based in Madison, Sunseed Research provides strategic marketing consulting and high-capacity research management to uncover advanced customer insights around the world since 2012. Sunseed offers custom market research design, data collection, data analysis, and data visualization as well as ongoing best practice guidance. The company has been recognized for its ability to deliver authentic research discoveries and unparalleled customer insights to organizations ranging from nonprofits to Fortune 100 corporations.

To qualify for the Inc. 5000, companies must have generated revenues of at least $100,000 in 2014 and at least $2 million in 2017. They must also be for-profit, independent and privately-owned companies based in the United States. To view the ranking, visit

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