Outlier Named One of Arizona’s Most Innovative Businesses

Outlier has been selected as a first-ever recipient of AZ Big Media’s 2020 Arizona Business Innovation Award. This award is given to local companies of varying industries that showcase innovation through disruption and stretching the limits of how business is done. 

Out of hundreds of nominations, Outlier was selected for its culture of entrepreneurship and technology development throughout each of the firm’s portfolio companies. Headquartered in Central Phoenix, the Outlier family of brands includes niche-leading businesses acquired and grown through innovation as well Outlier’s own start-ups, Atlas Packs and inDispense. Other Outlier brands include: Realty Executives International, Passport Health, Anmark, Pump it Up and Bounce U.

CEO David Tedesco’s intentions for Outlier have always been to reinvest in the Valley, looking to grow and create opportunities for future generations within Outlier throughout Arizona. Because of the business model, careers are not rigid, but are opportunistic. Employees can be a part of different businesses and learn what they are most passionate about, helping recruit and retain top Phoenix talent. 

“We don’t really think about being innovative. It’s simply part of the fabric of who we are and how we get to the next level. We enjoy looking creatively at each of our very different businesses to transform each one.” Tedesco said. “We have the talent, our outliers, to start businesses from scratch, forging uncharted territory. Those same outliers also leverage innovation in our more mature brands, building our own technologies and systems to meet each businesses’ unique needs.”

Outlier, along with the other honorees, will be celebrated September 10, at the Arizona Innovative Business inaugural awards ceremony.

About Outlier

Established in 2005, Outlier is one of the largest private companies in the US and headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Among our businesses are Passport Health, the largest provider of travel medicine and immunization services in North America; Realty Executives International, one of the largest real estate franchise systems in the world with 8,000 agents; Pump It Up and BounceU, the largest provider of private kids’ birthday parties in the U.S.; and Anmark, the global leader in Curvic coupling manufacturing and equipment for the aerospace and defense industries. Outlier also includes two of our own start-ups: inDispense, robotics and telemedicine for pharmacist consults and prescription medicine dispensing, and Atlas Packs, the world’s top-rated photography backpack. For more information visit https://outlier.com/what/.

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