The 2010 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Indian Entrepreneurs

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Sowrabh "Sab" Sharma, Chief Business Officer

MMC Systems
Herndon, Virginia

No. 63
2009 Revenue: $3.8 million
Three-Year Growth: 3,529.04%

Sharma describes himself as "a techie from the get-go," but the CEO of MMC Systems' also has a knack for business. At the age of 12, he started a Web design company in his native Hyderabad. A mere five years later, he picked up and came to the United States all by himself to attend college. MMC, which he became the new owner of in October 2009, provides consulting and IT services to the government and big corporations and the fact that he does subcontracting on the Indian subcontinent gives him an excuse to make biannual trips home to see friends and family. "As long as you're dedicated and understand what you're doing, and have that focus, success will come," he counsels.