Sextant Marketing Ranks #8 in Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Fast 50

Tampa Bay Business Journal Fast 50 #8

Through future-focused, tech-forward, full-funnel management, Sextant’s team of higher education experts and strategists coordinate successful student recruitment and retention campaigns.

The rankings for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Annual Fast 50 Award were announced November 10th during a virtual event. Sextant Marketing was honored for a second year in a row, moving from number 36 to number 8, making Sextant one of Tampa Bay’s top ten fastest-growing privately held companies.

Sextant Marketing is a higher education marketing company dedicated to a vision of the world where each prospective student selects the right institution to support their best learning experience. Employing a team of more than 40 higher education marketing & enrollment professionals, Sextant assists universities that seek to build or grow on-campus and online degree and certification programs.

The Tampa Bay Business Journal looks at the past three years of revenue growth to determine which companies make the top 50 list.

In those years, Sextant Marketing is proud to have significantly increased the number of university partners for which they have consistently helped meet enrollment and revenue projections including Kentucky State University, Boston College, Houston Baptist University, The University of Massachusetts, New England College, and Indiana University Kelly School of Business.

Sextant joins other privately held businesses representing a variety of industries including marketing, insurance, healthcare, logistics, engineering, and technology.

In 2019, when asked about his No. 1 priority for the year ahead as a Fast 50 honoree, Adrian Marrullier, CEO of Sextant Marketing, said the focus was on, “finding a larger office space and continuing to build on our success.” As a leading expert in the marketing and management of online higher education programs, Marrullier knew that Sextant’s expertise could help schools navigate the uncertain waters of student retention and recruitment in a data-driven world.

Even through the upheaval of 2020, Marrullier’s stated goals were accomplished. Early in the year, the education marketing firm moved to a 6,000-square-foot facility to support increasing growth and a larger staff in their home base of Ybor City, Florida.

The new space accommodates marketing and branding staff along with call center and student support.

When asked about Sextant’s success over the last few years, Jimmy Lynch, VP-Engagement Services said, “Part of our success comes from the dedicated team in our student support center. The efforts of our student support team have had both an immediate and long-term impact on our university partners, the results of which are contributing to our continued growth.”

About Sextant Marketing

Centrally located in the heart of Tampa’s historic Ybor City, Sextant Marketing is a full-service digital marketing agency and consultancy dedicated to the service of higher education. We are a team of full-funnel student enrollment experts with deep experience delivering coordinated new student recruitment, retention, and yield campaigns across all program and student types. Sextant Marketing is a nimble partner with a comprehensive approach made possible through our forward-thinking model and 19+ years in higher education program management working with some of the nation’s leading institutions.