5LINX

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5LINX Enterprises
Private
Industry Multi-level marketing
Founded 2001 (2001)
Founder Jeb Tyler and Jason Guck
Headquarters Rochester, New York, United States
Area served
International
Key people
William Faucette, Jr.(CEO)
Products Home and business services, nutritional supplements
Services home security (through Protect America), identity theft protection, electric power, data storage, supplemental healthcare (not insurance)[1]
Website 5linx.com

5LINX Enterprises is an American multi-level marketing company headquartered in Rochester, New York, which offers utility and telecommunication services, health insurance, nutritional supplements, and business services.[1] The company was founded in 2001.

History[edit]

5LINX was founded in 2001 by Jeb Tyler, and Jason Guck, with William Faucette, Jr. as CEO.[2]

5LINX follows a multi-level marketing model. Representatives are rewarded for recruiting additional representatives in addition to products and services sold. Sales representatives are independent contractors, and the company does not make any claims about potential income. Representatives are mostly African Americans.[3]

In May 2015, the company sold its telecommunications branch to Birch Communications, which reduced the company's revenue by about 30%. In October 2015 William Faucette, Jr. was named CEO of the company after Jerabeck resigned for unspecified reasons.[2]

The Clerk of Cook County Circuit Court Dorothy A. Brown is a representative. Illinois State Senator Patricia Van Pelt Watkins was a high-ranking representative until she left the company for a different multi-level marketing firm.[3]

5LINX was on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies from 2006 until 2009. The company remains on the Inc. 5000 as of 2014.[4] In 2009 5LINX was ranked on the Rochester Top 100 list as the 2nd fastest growing company in the region.[5] The company also made the list the following three years.[6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "5linx product portfolio". 5Linx. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Clausen, Todd (October 2, 2015). "5Linx names former city chief of staff as CEO". USA Today. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "BGA: Chicago pols push controversial sales program 5Linx". Chicago Sun-Times. Better Government Association. December 5, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ Inc. Magazine profile
  5. ^ "RBA Celebrates the 2009 Rochester Top 100". Rochester Business Alliance. Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  6. ^ "Rochester Top 100 honored at gala luncheon". Rochester Business Alliance. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 
  7. ^ "2011 Rochester Top 100". Rochester Business Alliance. Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  8. ^ "2012 Rochester Top 100". Rochester Business Alliance. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 

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