American Lending Center and Sunstone Management Among Fastest Growing Companies


LONG BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Inc. Magazine has announced that American Lending Center (under Regional Centers Holding Group (RCH)) and Sunstone Management have made the 2021 annual Inc. 5000 list, which serves as the most prestigious ranking of America’s fastest growing private companies. This marks the second consecutive year that the two companies have received this recognition after they were both named to the Inc. 5000 list in 2020.

Leading non-bank lending institution American Lending Center (ALC) ranked 3,590th on this year’s Inc. 5000 list with a three-year revenue growth of 95%, while Sunstone Management, a diversified private capital management and investment firm and sister company to ALC, ranked 1,702nd with a three-year revenue growth of 269%. Both companies ranked within the top 50 of businesses in California Financial Services.

We’re thrilled to have made this distinguished list two years in a row,” said John Shen, accomplished financial services entrepreneur and founder of the two companies. “Both ALC and Sunstone are dedicated to supporting U.S.-based small businesses in Long Beach, the LA area and beyond, and will be able to do so on an even larger scale as we continue to grow.”

The annual Inc. 5000 list provides a glimpse into some of the most promising companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment – independent small businesses. Companies such as Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

The 2021 Inc. 5000 list represents a particularly resilient group of companies given the unprecedented challenges of the last year. Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc., commented that “the 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled. Building one of the fastest growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing.”

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About Sunstone Management: A Financial Times (FT) Americas’ Fastest Growing Company
Sunstone Management, with the Sunstone Venture Capital Fund, is a diversified private capital firm located in Southern California that invests in diverse early-stage technology entrepreneurs who demonstrate the promise to build great companies. We believe in the aspirational power of southern California to attract and inspire the most sophisticated investors and the most ambitious entrepreneurs in the world. We deliver new and exciting opportunities for economic growth through the creation of innovative public-private-partnerships, and our unique experience across government, education, and private sectors.
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