Northwind Pharmaceuticals

Northwind Earns Spot in Inc. Top 250 in Midwest


Inc. Magazine Unveils Its First-Ever List of

the Midwest’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—

The Inc. 5000 Series: Midwest


Northwind Pharmaceuticals Ranks No. 208 on the inaugural 2020 Inc. 5000 Series: Midwest

With Two-Year Revenue Growth of 108 Percent

NEW YORK, March 25, 2020Inc. magazine today revealed that Northwind Pharmaceuticals is No. 208 on its inaugural Inc. 5000 Series: Midwest list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Midwest economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

“Recognition from Inc. is another milestone reflecting the hard work of our team and all they do for our worksite health clients and patients,” says Phillip Berry, Northwind CEO. “I am so proud of this team and excited for what’s ahead.”

The companies on this list show stunning rates of growth across all industries in the 12 Midwest states. Between 2016 and 2018, these 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 360 percent and, in 2018 alone, they employed more than 27,000 people and added $13 billion to the Midwest’s economy. Companies based in the Chicago, Detroit, and Cincinnati areas brought in the highest revenue overall.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Series: Midwest, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at starting March 25, 2020.

“The companies on this list demonstrate just how much the small-business sector impacts the economies of each Midwest state,” says Inc. editor in chief Scott Omelianuk. “Across every single industry, these businesses have posted revenue and growth rates that are beyond impressive, further proving the tenacity of their founders and CEOs.”

About Northwind Pharmaceuticals

Northwind Pharmaceuticals offers a pharmaceutical platform that comprises wholesale distribution, mail order pharmacy, and a full pharmacy benefit for self-funded employers. Northwind focuses on employer health services by enabling worksite & nearsite clinics with products and services that lower the cost of medications and improve patient outcomes by removing layers of costs, improving access, increasing adherence, and providing actionable insights.

CONTACT:     Katie Shelton,, 317.522.1637 x107 


More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regional Series


The 2020 Inc. 5000 Regional Series is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.

 About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

Northwind Pharmaceuticals provides High Impact Rx programs to self-funded employers. Through our Rx@Work, Rx@Home, and RxAdministration service platforms, Northwind helps self-funded employers optimize investments in their onsite or nearsite clinic by providing wholesale medication and pharmacy benefits administration services to employees when and where needed. Licensed to ship pharmaceuticals nationally, Northwind helps employers keep their employees healthy with cost-effective medication management services.

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