The 2010 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Indian Entrepreneurs

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Kevin Paul, CEO

KPaul
Indianapolis

No. 10
2009 Revenue: $11.2 million
Three-Year Growth: 10,925.57%

Paul moved from India to Indianapolis with his parents at age eight but he adapted quickly, cutting his teeth as an entrepreneur by mowing lawns and working a paper route. He spoke of the stereotype of Indian parents pushing their children into the fields of law or medicine, but says his folks were supportive when he joined the Army straight out of high school. His 14 years in the service taught him to handle clients at KPaul. "Just give them the facts, don't sugarcoat anything," he says.