The 2010 Inc. 5000: The Top 10 Black Entrepreneurs

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Richard Lewis, President and CEO

RTL Networks

No. 331
2009 Revenue: $15.3 million
Three-Year Growth: 900.93%

Lacking a sense of stability within the corporate arena of the telecom industry, Richard Lewis diverted from his career path to start RTL Networks, a technology sales and solutions firm that has nabbed clients from the U.S. Department of Defense to the NBA. RTL Networks focuses on selling computer-networking services such as routing, fire walling, and VoIP to businesses, then providing troubleshooting and ongoing maintenance to those businesses.