Leverage Honored as 12th Fastest Growing USF Alumni-Owned Company

Leverage Digital Receives Prestigious Distinction from the University of South Florida Alumni Association as Top 25 Fastest Growing Company for the Second Year in a Row

Leverage Digital has been recognized again for its growth by the University of South Florida Alumni Association. For the second straight year, the Tampa-based digital marketing agency was inducted into the top 25 of the USF Fast 56 by USF System President Judy Genshaft and USF Alumni Association Board of Directors Chair Jim Harvey. The 2017 USF Fast 56 honors the fifty-six fastest growing companies led by a USF alumnus. This year, Leverage Digital moved up two spots to rank 12th on the list after ranking 14th in 2016.

“We’re proud to recognize Leverage Digital as one of the 56 fastest growing USF Bull-led businesses in the world,” said USF Alumni Association Executive Director Bill McCausland.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized again by the University of South Florida as one of the fastest growing alumni-led companies. I greatly value the time that I spent at USF, and owe Leverage Digital’s success in large part to the education received, relationships built, and activities participated in while attending USF,” said Jay Taylor, Founder and Managing Director at Leverage Digital. Mr. Taylor received both a bachelor’s degree in 2004 and a master’s degree in 2008 from USF.

The 2017 USF Fast 56 was revealed in a ceremony on Friday, April 28 at the Marshall Student Center Ballroom and Oval Theater at the USF Tampa campus. The winning organizations are required to have been in business for at least three years, have revenues of $250,000 or more for the most recent 12-month period, and be owned or led by a University of South Florida alumnus.

The 2017 USF Fast 56 companies were ranked by percentage of cumulative annual growth in revenue, as documented by Cherry Bekaert, a public accounting firm based in Tampa. Fifty-six USF alumni-owned or led businesses were selected as recipients, in recognition of the year USF was founded, 1956. Of the 56 winners, the top 25 companies received special recognition during the awards ceremony.


Leverage Digital is an award-winning digital marketing agency that partners with brands to successfully engage their audiences and achieve measurable results. The agency is a Certified Google Partner, and its work has garnered numerous industry accolades over the years, receiving honors from the International Davey Awards, Hermes Awards, W3 Awards, and Communicator Awards to name a few. In 2016, Leverage Digital was named the 14th fastest growing company owned or led by a University of South Florida alumnus.


The Fast 56 identifies, recognizes, and celebrates the world’s fastest growing USF Bull-owned or Bull-led businesses. The awards celebrate their success while also providing a forum for passing lessons to the next generation of Bull entrepreneurs. For more information, please visit http://www.usfalumni.org/.



Johnny Crosskey
Leverage Digital

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