AUSTIN, TEXAS – May 12, 2021 – 9Gauge Partners ranked on Inc. magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2021—for the second year in a row. The list results from a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of American companies that have created exceptional workplaces and company culture whether teams are operating in person or remotely.

Inc. Best Workplaces

Collecting data from thousands of submissions, Inc. singled out 429 honorees this year. Each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, on topics including management effectiveness, perks, and fostering employee growth. The organization’s benefits were also audited to determine the company’s overall score and ranking.

“We’re honored to be named one of Inc.’s 2021 Best Workplaces on the heels of our recent merger in which we became an E78 Partners LLC company,” said Brian White, Founding Partner of 9Gauge Partners. “We place a huge emphasis on our people – caring for them, providing opportunities for growth and development, and encouraging them to achieve their vision.   With our value as a firm rooted in the quality and performance of our team members, creating an environment where they can thrive is paramount to our shared success!   The fact that this award is based on our team members’ assessment of our workplace environment is humbling and reinforces our commitment to continue striving for workplace excellence!”

“The definition of a positive workplace has changed drastically over the past year,” says Inc. magazine editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “Stocked fridges and nap pods were no longer perks many companies could rely on once work went remote. So, this year’s list is even more important as it reveals organizations that continue to enrich the lives of its employees amid a pandemic.”

About 9Gauge

In January of 2021, 9Gauge joined forces with E78 Partners, a Chicago-based firm that provides a broad range of financial and IT consulting and outsourcing solutions to high-growth companies. The combined strength of E78 Partners and 9Gauge gives organizations the extraordinary ability to unlock value. In turn, this gives staff more growth opportunities. 9Gauge, an E78 Partners company, is a solution-oriented, results-driven firm that has supported more than 400 businesses. For more information, please visit and

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

About Quantum Workplace

Quantum Workplace, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit