Photography by C.B. Schmelter / Natalie Islas, center, works in the Reliance Partners office inside Chattanooga's Liberty Tower in April 2021.

* Year established: 2009

* Employees: 250 at seven locations

* Milestones: Reliance Partners has been ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States for the past 6 years with a 107% three-year growth rate as of 2021.

According to Reliance, this organic growth is a testament to the company's ongoing investment in its people and to a culture that fosters long-lasting relationships with its clients and team.

The company recently became a female-majority company in the workplace with women making up 52% of the team.

* Why this is a Best Place to Work: Reliance Partners brings a young, vibrant startup culture to an old-school industry — a vital edge in an ever-evolving market. We place considerable emphasis and effort into maintaining our equally supportive and challenging workplace, fostering an environment where people come to celebrate work every day. Our "people, not employees" mantra allows us to provide a culture-first focus to our team members; we are able to cultivate a workforce that is culturally diverse, multi-generational, and driven by excellence. We are proud to always go the extra mile in every aspect of the company — our team members, our clients, and the industry as a whole.

* Quotable, from CEO Andrew Ladebauche: "Reliance Partners wouldn't be where it is today without all the incredible members of our team. We are proud to be honored as a 'Best Workplace' by Edge magazine."

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Photography contributed by Reliance Partners LLC / Reliance Partners staff members.


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