Pittsburgh — Leadership development firm Solutions 21 is pleased to announce it has joined the ranks of the Inc. 5000, a yearly guide to the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.

“In the middle of such a challenging time, it is a tremendous honor to be recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in America,” Solutions 21 Founder and CEO Buddy Hobart said. “Given our more than 26-year history, this validates the work we’re doing with mid-market firms to secure their future as they transition to a new generation of leadership.”

In addition to joining the Inc. 5000 amid a global crisis, Solutions 21 quickly pivoted to all-remote programming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, allowing the Pittsburgh-based firm to build revenue and create a playbook for others to do the same.

Hobart published his sixth book, The Leadership Decade: A Playbook for an Extraordinary Era, which details why our organization’s success–whether during a storm or in the calm preceding it–relies on elite leadership at every level. On the day of its release in Kindle format, the book jumped to No. 1 on Amazon in Strategic Management.

Hobart added that “2020 is just the beginning of a decade that is destined to be filled with tough decisions for business owners and leaders. Organizations that develop leadership skills at all levels are the ones that will have the smoothest ride. I wrote The Leadership Decade to provide mid-market executives with a playbook to turn their high-performers into accountable executives.”

For more information on Solutions 21’s innovative leadership and strategy programs, please visit solutions21.com


Solutions 21 deploys its elite team to mid-market firms across all industries to ensure they have the tools to strategically develop the next generation of leaders. Solutions 21 has offices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Nashville, Tennessee; Kansas City, Kansas; and Phoenix, Arizona. Solutions 21 founder Buddy Hobart has authored six books, include The Leadership Decade: A Playbook for an Extraordinary Era, to be released on August 12.