The 2010 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Asian Entrepreneurs

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Christine Do, CEO

Soft Tech Consulting
Fairfax, VA

No. 290
2009 Revenue: $4.6 million
Three-Year Growth: 1,050.5%

When Do was 17, the Vietnam war ended with the fall of Saigon and her family was forced to flee with a mere two hours' notice. While Do's family had been wealthy in Vietnam, because of their haste to escape with their lives they had to start over from scratch financially. "I think coming to the U.S. and leaving everything behind was actually the best thing that could happen to our family," Do says. They moved to Phelps, a small town in upstate New York where they received a great deal of support with, among other things college applications. Do had always been a logical thinker so it was little surprise when she entered the IT field. After working in IT for a large corporation, she set out on her own and founded Soft Tech Consulting in 1996.