The 2010 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Indian Entrepreneurs

Courtesy Company
8 of 10

Bhupesh Wadhawan, CEO and President

Link Solutions
Reston, Virginia

No. 170
2009 Revenue: $3.7 million
Three-Year Growth: 1,651.36%

Wadhawan's parents came to the U.S. in the early 80's in search of opportunity for their family. "My dad was an architecture engineer and when he came to the states, the only job he could find was as a parking lot attendant," Wadhawan says. But his folks' work ethic definitely rubbed off on the CEO of Link Solutions, a company that provides IT and management consulting to the public and private sectors. He attributes his business success to valuable experience working for similar firms before he struck out on his own and the strength of the team he's assembled. And of course he owes it to "hard work, honest work and a little bit of luck."