Why:Giesea, who founded FierceMarkets in April 2000, sold the company to Questex Media Group in January. FierceMarkets now produces 19 targeted online publications, as well as executive summits and networking events. On the 2008 Inc. 5,000 list, FierceMarkets ranked 30th among media companies and No. 2,399 overall, with revenue of $5.2 million. "We expect to grow earnings over 80% this year," Giesea said. "Web-based lead-generation revenues have more than doubled."