The Denver Business Journal revealed the 2020 Fastest-Growing Denver-Area Private Companies and Wurk is proud to be ranked #2 on this prestigious list! The List features the most innovative companies ranked by their percentage change in revenue growth over three years. The complete results can be found here.
Wurk is the leading human capital management company for the cannabis industry. As an ancillary cannabis business providing HR and Payroll technology to a highly regulated industry, Wurk is honored to be positioned at the top of this list with industry greats like Front Range Biosciences Inc.
This acknowledgment marks Wurk‘s continued recognition as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Recently, Wurk was ranked #73 on Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment – it’s independent small businesses.
Keegan Peterson, the Founder and CEO of Wurk, expressed his appreciation to the Wurk team, “I am proud of our rapid growth and excited for the future of our company and the industry. Our team is extremely dedicated to our cannabis industry customers, and we all work hard to ensure their HR and payroll technology needs are met. When our customers grow, we grow, and when they succeed, we succeed. We are constantly striving to move the needle forward for our customers and the industry.”
In 2015 Keegan founded Wurk after recognizing that cannabis businesses didn’t have access to the same scalable HR technology solutions as mainstream companies. Workforce management vendors were repeatedly dropping cannabis companies, and Keegan saw the opportunity to build an HR and Payroll platform specifically to serve the rapidly growing cannabis industry. Under his leadership, Wurk now serves hundreds of clients across 33 states, including some of the nation’s largest publicly traded cannabis corporations. One in five cannabis-industry employees get paid through the Wurk platform
Keegan adds, “I got into this industry because I want people to have a happier and healthier life. Our job is to keep dispensaries open so they can provide that to the patients they serve. We’ve realized over the course of five years being in business now that some of our clients need more help figuring out their structures, so we have partners around the business, lawyers, CPAs, folks that specialize in the cannabis industry that we connect our customers with so that they can help them figure out better ways of structuring their business and making sure that they are covering all their bases.”