The 2010 Inc. 5000: The Top 10 Black Entrepreneurs

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Mark Wilson, President and CEO

Ryla
Kennesaw, Georgia

No. 520
2009 Revenue: $101 million
Three-Year Growth: 583.36%

When Wilson’s former employer, Dun & Bradstreet, decided to outsource its call center operations, Wilson jumped at the chance to start Ryla, which provides call center services to corporate giants like IBM, AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Boasting more than 3,200 employees, Ryla has a campus-like call center headquartered in Georgia, as well as a recently-opened center in Saraland, Alabama.