Healthcare Job Finder Named Fastest-Growing Privately Held Company in Dallas Area

by Anna Martinez|

Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship Ranks Dallas 100™ Top Entrepreneurial Companies

Dallas (SMU) Nov. 2, 2023 – StaffDNA, a company specializing in healthcare industry job search technology, ranks as the fastest-growing privately held Dallas-area company. The SMU Cox School of Business Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship presented the Plano-based company with the top award at the Dallas 100™ Entrepreneur Awards Gala Thursday at the Dallas Hyatt Regency. The area’s top entrepreneurial companies—based on growth over three years—were revealed from 100 to one at the annual awards event.

StaffDNA is one of 16 healthcare industry companies that are among the 2023 ranking of the area’s 100 fastest-growing privately held companies. Four of this year’s top 10 winners are in the healthcare staffing field. StaffDNA’s job search technology serves a range of professions and settings from RNs to certified nursing assistants, as well as hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health settings. 

“Due to a number of factors, including medical advancements and an aging population, the healthcare industry is surging across the country,” said Simon Mak, the executive director of the SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship. “Our ranking of this year’s fastest-growing privately held companies shows that the Dallas area reflects that growth. In fact, this is the second consecutive year that our No. 1 company, StaffDNA, is a healthcare staffing company. Last year’s top winner, Shiftkey, was a healthcare facilities finder. It’s clear that healthcare is a critical and growing part of the Dallas-area economy.”

To qualify for the Dallas 100 competition, companies must have revenue earnings of $500,000 to $100 million dollars. Collectively, the 2023 Dallas 100-ranked companies generated more than $11 billion from 2020 to 2022, the last year for which complete financial records are available. Over that same time, all 100 companies created nearly 14,000 jobs and grew average sales by 146%. In 2022 alone, all 100 companies together generated sales of over $5.5 billion.

“This group of winners was chosen based on company statistics they submitted for the three years that the COVID pandemic was at its peak,” Mak said. “They deserve recognition not only for their contributions to the area economy but also for their innovative spirit and resilience.”

The Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship ranks the area’s top 100 entrepreneurial companies based on percentage growth and absolute dollar growth over the previous three years, emphasizing their contributions to the Dallas area economy. The winners represent a broad spectrum of businesses from Dallas and 16 surrounding cities.

The Caruth Institute, working with the accounting firm FORVIS, LLP examined 2020 to 2022 sales information submitted by hundreds of companies. This year’s presenting company was Texas Capital Bank. In addition to FORVIS, LLP, the 2023 program event sponsors—in alphabetical order—were ActOne Group; Executive Press; MarketScale; and USI Insurance Services. Media sponsors were Dallas Business Journal and KRLD NewsRadio 1080.

The top 10 fastest-growing DFW companies in 2023 received special recognition at the event. Listed in rank order, these companies are 1) StaffDNA, Plano; 2) Advantis Medical, Dallas; 3) Aligned, Plano; 4) Big Town Concrete LLC, Irving; 5) LiquidAgents Healthcare, Plano; 6) Front Burner Society, Dallas; 7) Ironside Human Resources, Dallas; 8) o9 Solutions, Dallas; 9) Focus Staff, Dallas; and 10) Paynetworx LLC, Van Alstyne.

A complete, ranked list of all 2023 SMU Cox Dallas 100 companies, listed from No. 1 to No. 100, follows:

Rank Company Name
Company Description
 1 StaffDNA
Digital platform for healthcare staffing
 2 Advantis Medical
Travel healthcare staffing
 3 Aligned  Plano Data Center Provider
 4 Big Town Concrete, LLC
 Irving Ready-mixed concrete producer
 5 LiquidAgents Healthcare
Full-service healthcare staffing solutions
 6 Front Burner Society
Restaurant incubator and operator
 7 Ironside Human Resources
Healthcare staffing
 8 o9 Solutions
AI software platform provider
 9 Focus Staff
Travel healthcare staffing services
 10 Paynetworx, LLC
Van Alstyne
 Payment processing provider
 11  Newline Interactive
 Allen  Interactive displays, intuitive software
 12  Alto  Dallas  Premium ride-hailing service
 13  Embark  Dallas  Business advisory firm
 14  Elevate Windows and Doors
 Grand Prairie
 Vinyl windows and doors manufacturers
 15  Sol-Ark  Allen  Solar engineering company
 16  BBG Real Estate Services
 Dallas  Commercial real estate services
 17  BeauTech Power Systems, LLC
 Dallas  Aircraft engine leasing
 18  Valor Healthcare, Inc.
 Dallas  Healthcare services contractor
 19  Precision Global Corporation
 Rockwall  Venture capital firm
 20  Rudick Construction Group, Inc.
 Dallas  Full-service commercial general contractor
 21  Curis Functional Health
 Dallas  Functional health and wellness company
 22  Alwood  Richardson  Aluminum extrusion and hardware merchants
 23  Coats Homes
 Dallas  Luxury custom home builder
 24  Anders Group
 Irving  Allied health recruiters
 25  Lone Star Analysis
 Addison  Prescriptive analytics, guided AI
 26  Ameripipe Supply, Inc
 Dallas  Pipe, valve and fitting supplier
 27  RiseIT Solutions
 Dallas  Software and technology services company
 28  Zeal IT Consultants
 Dallas  Software development consultancy
 29  Qentelli, LLC
 Dallas  Digital and cloud technology company
 30  Apex Dental Partners
 Dallas  Administrative support services to dentists
 31  ZINTEX Remodeling Group
 Lewisville  Bathroom installation and renovation
 32  Ameripac, Inc.
 Grapevine  Contract packaging and fulfillment
 33  Linear Roofing & General Contractors, LLC
 Addison  Commercial and residential insurance re-roofing
 34  Emler Swim School
 Dallas  Swim instruction for children
 35  Phoneternet, LLC Real Time Feedback
 Dallas  Customer engagement platform
 36  Blue Hammer Roofing, Inc.
 Dallas  Commercial roofing
 37  Anserteam Workforce Alliance
 Dallas  Multiple industry staffing services
 38  SYNERGEN Health
 Dallas  Technology-driven revenue cycle services
 39  T2D Concepts
 Farmers Branch
 Purpose-driven hospitality group
 40  BP Aero Engine Services, LLC
 Irving  Commercial aircraft engine repair
 41  Tek Leaders, Inc.
 Frisco  Digital transformation and strategic consulting
 42  Brainvire Infotech, Inc.
 Plano  Digital transformation company
 43  M Crowd Restaurant Group
 Irving  Restaurant group
 44  Hite Digital
 Frisco  Digital marketing and branding agency
 45  SignaPay  Irving  Credit card processing
 46  Zimperium  Dallas  Mobile security platform
 47  Compass Datacenters
 Dallas  Custom, move-in-ready data centers
 48  CityVet, Inc.
 Dallas  Veterinary medical care and pet services
 49  G Texas Custom Catering, LLC
 Dallas  Full-service catering and bar company
 50  HealthMark Group
 Dallas  Healthcare information management technology
 51  FTK Construction Services
 Allen  General contractor
 52  Take Command
 Dallas  Tech startup healthcare system
 53  Amino Transport
 Southlake  Third-party logistics firm
 54  Cloud Communications Group
 Dallas  Technology expense management and IT advisory
 55  ParkHub  Dallas  Parking management technology
 56  Tolleson Wealth Management
 Dallas  Financial services of all kinds
 57  C1S Group, Inc.
 Dallas  Industrial and commercial renovation
 58  pawTree, LLC
 Southlake  Customized pet food and supplements
 59  Buchanan Technologies


 Managed IT services
 60  Synaptic Pediatric Therapies
 Richardson  Pediatric speech and occupational therapy
 61  SoundPro  Irving  Audio, video and lighting equipment
 62  Bridgefarmer & Associates, Inc.
 Dallas  Civil engineering firm
 63  Maple Distributing
 Irving  Premium appliances distributor
 64  Pursuit  Dallas  Sales and marketing staffing firm
 65  Expo Home Improvement
 Carrollton  Home improvement company
 66  Warrior Logistics, Inc.
 Coppell  Long-haul freight transportation provider
 67  Level 5 Retail Construction, Inc.
 Sachse  High-end retail general contractor
 68  Bython  Frisco  Digital publishing and marketing company
 69  ENO8  Plano  Digital product development studio
 70  Octed, LLC DBA
 Coppell  Experts in AS400/IBMi programming
 71  Imaginuity  Dallas  Service marketing and advertising agency
 72  D3V Technology Solutions
 Dallas  Cloud engineering firm
 73  Lime Media Group
 Rockwall  Experiential marketing agency
 74  Direct Orthopedic Care
 Addison  Full-service orthopedic clinic
 75  IMCS Group, Inc.
 Irving  IT and healthcare staffing company
 76  BuzzClan  Dallas  Technology consulting and staffing firm
 77  MMC  Irving  Workforce management services provider
 78  Plutus Health, Inc.
 Dallas  Healthcare revenue cycle management
 79  Care Continuity, Inc.
 Irving  Patient navigation company
 80  Sirius Building Company
 Dallas  Finish-out construction
 81  MangoChango  Dallas  Software development
 82  Mohr Partners, Inc.
 Dallas  Real estate advisory and outsourcing services
 83  Valent Partners
 Dallas  Management and technology consultant
 84  Wheeler Staffing Partners
 Plano  Staffing firm
 85  United Protective Services
 Dallas  Security services company
 86  Lightbeam Health Solutions
 Irving  Health management platform
 87  Summit Endeavors DBA Georgetown Building Solutions, LLC
 Addison  Importer of finish-out building materials
 88  Vista Bank
 Dallas  Banking services
 89  Our Data Works, Inc. DBA Our Service Works
 Carrollton  eCommerce fulfillment and customer care
 90  Value Creed, LLC
 Plano  Consulting and managed services firm
 91  ESA, Enterprise Staffing Agency, LLC
 Dallas  Medical and hospitality staffing firm
 92  Dux Commercial
 Carrollton  Commercial drywall contractor
 93  Red Elephant
 Lewisville  Architectural sign manufacturer
 94  Lawson Event Rentals
 Dallas  Event rental company
 95  Northgate Construction
 Addison  Commercial general contractor
 96  ID90 Travel, Inc.
 Southlake  Travel app
 97  Unity Search, LLC
 Dallas  Staffing firm
 98  Cariloop  Richardson  Human-centered caregiver support platform
 99  Allata  Dallas  Application development firm
 100  OrderMyGear
 Dallas  Custom-branded store platform

Photo of representatives of companies at 2023 Winners at Dallas 100
Smon Mak, The Linda A. and Kenneth R. Morris Endowed Director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, with owners and repersentatives of the top 10 winning companies.