Amir Amirfar and Associates
The head of this architectural and engineering consulting firm came to the U.S. at age 1 with his Persian father and Armenian mother.
Prior to founding Glispa, Lin helped Grey Worldwide set up teams in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai.
A native of Puerto Rico, Elias came to the U.S. to go to college in Boston. Now, his online marketing firm is expanding into Latin America.
Dodani was born in Gujarat, in western India. StrataLight, which makes subsystems for optical transmissions, has employees from more than 25 countries.
Wang, whose company makes flat-panel TV screens, came to California from Taiwan at 14; he knew no English.
Walz Certified Mail Solutions
Born in India, Tavorath worked at numerous financial services firms before taking the CEO spot at Walz, which manages certified mail for corporations and law firms.
LeGacy Resource Corporation
IT consultant Young was the first person in her family to attend college. (See "Top 10 Woman-Run Companies," previous page.)
Alam joined iTrendz as a partner shortly after earning his master's. Now he runs the show.
Murugan, an Indian immigrant, founded this company, which provides enterprise software consulting systems, in 2003.
1 Source Consulting
William R. Teel Jr.
Teel's firm provides IT consulting to the federal government.