The 2009 Inc. 500|5000: The Top 10 Indian-Run Companies

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Anshu Bhatnagar, CEO, 2pi Solutions

Rank: No. 76
Location: Washington, D.C.
Revenue: $9.8 million

After immigrating in 1974 to pursue a career in library sciences, Anshu Bhatnagar’s father joined the U.S. military. Bhatnagar credits his high school years in Seoul as his reason for wanting to become an entrepreneur. "Most of the Indian community there were businesspeople, hence all our family friends owned their own businesses and were very successful," he explains. Bhatnagar left behind a six-figure salary in the IT industry to start his first business and hasn’t looked back.