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

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Atul Parikh, CEO, AB Star Group

Rank: No. 150
Location: Newark, CA
Revenue: $4.6 million

Born and raised in India's Gujurat province, Atul Parikh earned a master's degree from Maharaja Sayajirao University and was well on his way to a stable, secure position in India's burgeoning IT industry. Instead, in 1993, he left home for the United States to seek his fortune. He started a software company, sold it, worked on several event management projects, and even produced an independent film before launching AB Star Group in 2003.